Gut microbiome influences bone remodeling after gastric bypass

Changes in the human gut microbiome after sleeve gastrectomy contribute to the negative skeletal impact of bariatric surgery among adults with obesity, according to a speaker.“Gut bacteria are increasingly recognized as playing an important role in modulating host functions, and studies have suggested a link between the gut and bone,” Karin Wu, MD, a fellow…

Childhood antibiotic use linked with appendicitis risk

Use of antibiotics during childhood had a dose-dependent relationship with increased risk for appendicitis, according to study results.“Genetic and environmental factors as well as pathologic alterations of the microbiota in the appendix have been identified as potential risk factors,” Jacob Antonsen, of the digestive disease center at Bispebjerg Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “Several…

Black, Hispanic COVID-19 patients likely to develop acute pancreatitis

COVID-19 patients who were Black or Hispanic were more likely to receive a pancreatitis diagnosis after adjusting for multivariate analysis, according to study published in Gastroenterology.“This study shows that patients with COVID-19 can present with pancreatitis,” Arvind J. Trindade, MD, from the Institute of Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell…