Equal preference for naloxegol or PEG 3350 for opioid-induced constipation

  • May 20, 2019

About half of patients with opioid-induced constipation (OIC) prefer prescription naloxegol and about half prefer over-the-counter polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350. Dr. Anton Bilchik, chief of gastrointestinal research at JWCI explains that although this is an important study…we have not found that the benefits of OTC PEG 3350 and naloxegol are age-dependent. OTC PEG 3350 is typically given as a first-line treatment for OIC and naloxegol if the treatment is ineffective.

Kelly Clarkson Waited a Week to Have Her Appendix Removed—but Is That Safe?

  • May 3, 2019

Kelly Clarkson hosted the Billboard Music Awards last week and did an amazing job. But, it turns out, she was battling appendicitis the whole time. She had surgery after the awards. Learn if it’s safe to wait from Anton Bilchik, MD, Professor of Surgery, and Director of Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Program at JWCI.

Ice Chips May Help Ease Chemotherapy Side Effects

  • April 24, 2019

Ice chips may help some people undergoing chemotherapy eat better, according to a new study. Marlon Saria, PhD, RN, Director of Neuroscience Quality & Outcomes Research at JWCI comments about the results in an article by Healthline Magazine.

Kelly Stafford Recovering Post Brain Surgery: What Is an Acoustic Neuroma?

  • April 23, 2019

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, is back home and resting after having surgery to remove a brain tumor. Learn about the recovery process from Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, Co-Director Pituitary Disorders Center, Neurosurgery; Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center; Director, Facial Pain Center; Chief, Radiosurgery Program; Director, JWCI / PNI Microdissection Anatomy Laboratory.

Abby Lee Miller Sheds Light on Cancer Misdiagnosis in Instagram Photo

  • April 18, 2019

Abby Lee Miller sheds light on her cancer misdiagnosis in an article by Prevention Magazine. Learn what you should do if you feel like your doctor is not responding to your symptoms seriously from Anton Bilchik, MD, Director of Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Tumors at JWCI.