Kiwi fruit effectively relieves symptoms in chronic constipation

Kiwi fruit effectively relieves symptoms in chronic constipation

Patients with chronic constipation who received kiwi fruit, prunes and psyllium reported relief in symptoms, according to a study published in American Journal of Gastroenterology.“Patients are increasingly seeking evidence-based natural treatments for many medical conditions, including [chronic constipation (CC)],” Samuel W. Chey, MPH, from the University of Michigan and colleagues wrote. “Many patients believe that…

VIDEO: Endoscopists report effectiveness of single-use duodenoscope

VIDEO: Endoscopists report effectiveness of single-use duodenoscope

Regardless of experience level, endoscopists reported successful use of the first single-use duodenoscope for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, Adam Slivka, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, told Healio Gastroenterology.“[T]he scopes are ready to move to a more primetime profile in your practices,” Slivka said. “There’s lots of different clinical algorithms going around the country as to how…