Gastrointestinal Health

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Gastrointestinal Health

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

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Gastrointestinal Health

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

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Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, one of a collection of symptoms related to rare carcinoid tumors.

Most of these slow-growing tumors are found in the gastrointestinal tract, the agency said in a news release. Carcinoid syndrome occurs in fewer than 10 percent of people with carcinoid tumors, commonly after the tumor has spread to the liver. The tumor releases an excess amount of the hormone serotonin, leading to diarrhea.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

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