Lower socioeconomic status linked with worse outcomes in IBD

Lower socioeconomic status correlated with worse outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“Although there is great interest in identifying biological predictors of long-term outcomes such as genes, antibodies or phenotype characteristics, our study shows that social determinants at diagnosis should be highly considered and…

Female physicians spend significantly more time on EHRs than male physicians

Female physicians spent a median of 33.4 additional minutes daily — or more than three additional 40-hour work weeks annually — working on electronic health records than their male counterparts, researchers reported.The findings conflict with previous study results, which “suggested that female physicians spend less time on paid work than male physicians,” they wrote. “However,…

NASH drug helps reduce liver fat with good tolerability

Patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis treated with BIO89-100 experienced clinically meaningful reduction in liver fat, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.“We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial using 89Bio’s glycoPEGylated FGF21 compound,” study investigator Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, director of the University of California, San Diego NAFLD Research Center told Healio Gastroenterology. “We…