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Gastroenterology

Global Trends in Rates of IBD Hospitalization Examined

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For countries with compounding prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; stage 3), hospitalization rates are stable, while they are increasing for c...

Endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy effective for excess weight loss in type 1 and 2 obesity

Aug 18, 2022

1. Approximately three-quarters (77%) of patients who underwent endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy with lifestyle modifications achieved 25% or more reduction in excess weight. 2. There were three serious ...

BL–induced Ulcer Bleeding After Esophageal Varices Treatment

Aug 17, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate the frequency of bleeding from ulcers brought on by premature band slippage and find any possible contributing factors. They conducted a record review us...

Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Asymptomatic cases of men who have sex with men (MSM) who are positive for monkeypox virus (MPXV) are described in a research letter published online Aug. ...

CDC IDs Two Outbreaks of GI Illness Linked to Splash Pad Use

Aug 13, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Details of two outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness associated with splash pad use in a park in Kansas in June 2021 are presented in the Aug. 5 issue of th...

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRE Indices Studied for Active Crohn Disease

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) indices have high diagnostic sensitivity, but low specificity, for active terminal ileal (TI) Crohn disease (CD), accord...

Antiplatelet Medications: Bleeding & Decompensation Events

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate whether or not these drugs were linked to cirrhosis-related problems such as bleeding and portal hypertension. Using the IMS PharMetrics database, they w...

ERCP in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine whether or not patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent therapeutic or diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) had outcomes tha...

USMSTF Polypectomy Guidelines: Financial Implications

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to calculate the economic effect of accepting the US Multi-Society Task Force (USMSTF) polypectomy guidelines on the costs of physician reimbursement and disposable equ...

Gastrointestinal Symptoms and IBS in Symptomatic PTSD Individuals

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to describe the prevalence of IBS and other gastrointestinal problems in a sample of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to investigate the connectio...

Gluten-induced Neurocognitive Impairment

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers picked up people with self-reported celiac disease (CD) and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and examined them for their neurocognitive symptoms related to gluten exposure...

UGIH Outcomes: Effect of Night-time ED Presentation

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate patients' presentations to the emergency department (ED) during the night on their outcomes after being admitted with severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrha...

PPI Prescribing & Monitoring Patterns Among GI Practitioners

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate the prevalence of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use among gastroenterology (GI) practitioners. An anonymous online survey was sent to gastroenterologists w...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Adults: QPLs as a Communication Tool

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to adapt a preliminary Question prompt lists (QPL) developed by professionals, tailor-made for adults diagnosed with GERD, based on the viewpoints and opinions of patie...

Colitis Associated with Immunotherapy

Aug 12, 2022

Immune checkpoint inhibitors, often known as ICIs, have brought about a sea change in the treatment of a wide variety of cancers, namely advanced melanoma, non–small cell lung cancer, renal cell car...

Aspirin Use and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to conduct a meta-analysis to investigate the role aspirin plays in developing HCC. They searched for this information in PubMed and EMBASE until September 2021. The ou...

Risks of Abdominal Surgical Procedures in Cystic Fibrosis Adult Patients

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to use a national administrative database to study the trends of abdominal GI surgery and the postoperative outcomes among adult cystic fibrosis patients. They looked a...

Perioperative Quality Improvement Program: Decreasing Readmissions Following Ileostomy Creation

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to show that implementing a perioperative quality improvement program effectively reduced 30-day readmission rates after ileostomy creation. Compared to the national da...

Infection Rates & Individual Colorectal Surgical Site Infection Reduction Bundle Elements

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to see if there was a connection between how often individual elements of a surgical site infection reduction bundle were used and infection rates. The study took place...

Few Insured Individuals Receive Timely DAA Treatment for Hep C

Aug 11, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Few insured individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection receive timely direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment, according to research published i...