Digestive Disease Week (DDW 2022) Preview: The Biggest Functional GI Community Topics

Digestive Disease Week® 2022 (DDW 2022) is the world’s premier meeting for gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. Sponsored by four leading societies — AASLD, AGA, ASGE, and SSAT — DDW brings physicians, researchers, and other industry professionals together to exchange knowledge, formulate ideas and uncover new ways to improve the lives of those living with…

From Point-of-Care to At-Home Breath Testing: A GI Community Fireside Chat with Dr. Ziad Gellad

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought aerosol-related diseases to the forefront of the healthcare conversation. Health systems and GI practices alike continue to grapple with the best ways to diagnose and treat patients in a specialized, affordable, and safe manner. As telehealth and virtual visits become a mainstay in the healthcare delivery model, so must the…

Breath Testing for Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO) Validated by New Study

A recent study concludes that a single methane measurement (SMM) from a hydrogen and methane breath test can accurately diagnose intestinal methanogen overgrowth (IMO), potentially replacing the standard 2-hour breath test. A Single Fasting Exhaled Methane Level Correlates With Fecal Methanogen Load, Clinical Symptoms and Accurately Detects Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth, which analyzes the ability of…

Breath Testing Models for Gastrointestinal Disorders

A Pro-Forma Comparison of Breath Testing Models for Gastrointestinal Disorders

When patients present with symptoms related to functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders or Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO), and Carbohydrate Malabsorption, the recommended method of diagnosis is clinical breath testing. Each breath test – overseen by providers at healthcare facilities or taken by patients in…