News in brief: UC diagnosis in pregnancy; SMAD4 – a biomarker for EAC; Low risk of COVID-19 during endoscopy

Don’t overlook symptoms of IBD in pregnancy Altered bowel habit and rectal bleeding in pregnancy should be fully investigated for new onset or previously undiagnosed ulcerative colitis, Victorian clinician say. A series of three cases, published in the Internal Medicine Journal, has shown the potential for adverse outcomes including maternal anaemia requiring blood transfusions and ...

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