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In spite of some limitations to current knowledge of how diet affects IBD, there are some key pieces of guidance that clinicians can give to their patients based on current evidence, reported James…
Proton-pump inhibitors, metformin, and several other commonly used drugs markedly alter the taxonomic structure and metabolic function as well as antibiotic-resistance genes in the gut microbiome,…

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with advanced dementia may provide no benefit.
Vishal Ghevariya, MD, and colleagues describe a variety of PEG tube−related complications, preventive strategies, and treatment options for complications.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), or “watermelon stomach,” is a relatively uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss. 
Maxwell Chait, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, reviews lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in older adults, a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality in this population. 
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