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80% of 9/11 first responders present with toxin-associated fatty liver

First responders and those who worked at the site of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City showed a prevalence of fatty liver at a four times greater occurrence than the general population, according to an expert presenting data during a press conference in advance of Digestive Diseases Week…

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FMT may be beneficial in patients with multidrug-resistant organisms

Patients with multidrug-resistant organisms treated with fecal microbiota transplantation had shorter hospitalizations, fewer infections in their bloodstream and had easier-to-treat infections, according to an expert presenting data during a press conference in advance of Digestive Disease Week data publication.Julian Marchesi, PhD, professor of human microbiome research at Cardiff University and professor of digestive health at…

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Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safety

Pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic requires balancing access to care with minimizing exposure risk for front-line health care providers and vulnerable patients, according to a panel of experts who developed guidelines on best practices.In a 2018 MMWR report, researchers estimated that approximately 50 million Americans experience chronic pain — or about 20% of all…