Update: An IND Is Not Required for FMT
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is a promising treatment for Clostridium difficile. Reversing previous guidance, the FDA will not require an investigational new drug application (IND) for the use of FMT to treat C. difficile infection not responding to standard therapies. This great news for patients came after AGA worked very closely with FDA on this issue and issued a public statement calling on the agency to streamline the process of getting FMT to patients in need.
Screening At-Risk Adolescents for Celiac Disease Proves Cost-Effective and Successful in Preventing Bone Disease
The current standard practice of screening adolescents who are either symptomatic or at high-risk for celiac disease proves to be more cost-effective than universal screening, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
NYT Editorial Board Addresses Colonoscopy
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To help you understand and manage your digestive health condition or to prepare for your procedure, the AGA Institute provides patients with educational information, designed to give you some basic facts and to serve as a starting point for discussions with your doctor.
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