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Gastroenterology General

High-Risk Colon Cancer Patients Benefit from Minimally Invasive Colectomy Despite Longer Operative Times

Oct 04, 2022

Traditional surgical dogma recommends quick open operations to "get them off the table" rather than more time-consuming, minimally invasive surgery for high-risk patients. Patients with high-risk colo...

Bowel Preparation with Oral Antibiotics Without Mechanical Preparation for Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Oct 04, 2022

In minimally invasive surgery, the debate continues over whether or not mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation is more effective than preoperative oral antibiotics alone. This research aimed...

Transanal Proctectomy with IPAA for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Single Center

Oct 04, 2022

Patients with medically refractory disease or dysplasia from ulcerative colitis, as well as some patients with IBD not otherwise classified or Crohn's disease, are good candidates for a restorative pr...

Radiation therapy Patients with Heterogeneous Characteristics

Oct 04, 2022

During surgery, the surgeon and radiation oncologist can use the information gained from intraoperative frozen-section analysis to make more informed decisions about the extent of the margins they hav...

Medicaid Expansion vs. Non-Expansion State Changes in Early Stage Colon Cancer Patients

Oct 04, 2022

The law now covers preventive screenings, and the federal government helps pay for them by funding Medicaid expansion in states that opted in. It is unclear how the expansion of Medicaid affects the d...

Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and The Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire

Sep 30, 2022

This study aimed to further the therapeutic and research utility of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ-20) by providing a detailed description of TAQ-20 patterns across age and ge...

IBD Patients: The Burden of Vaccine-preventable Diseases

Sep 30, 2022

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are more likely to contract infections like vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This study aimed to examine the incidence of VPD and its effects on IBD patie...

Adalimumab Levels: Clinical Remission in IBD Patients

Sep 30, 2022

Anti-tumor necrosis factor treatments have not had extensive research into the effects of early proactive therapeutic drug level monitoring. For patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on adali...

Expanding Screening Colonoscopy Interval Impact on Providers' Choice of Colonoscopy

Sep 30, 2022

Researchers analyzed if healthcare providers would be more inclined to recommend a colonoscopy if the screening interval were extended from 10 to 15 years.  They also looked into whether patients wou...

Polyp Surveillance Colonoscopy & Index Colonoscopy

Sep 30, 2022

The recommendations for colonoscopy screening for polyps are based on studies of people aged 50 and up. The purpose of this research was to determine if current colonic polyp surveillance guidelines s...

Gastroenterologists: Outpatient Screening Colonoscopies

Sep 30, 2022

Using adenoma detection rate (ADR) and proposed surrogate quality metrics, this research aims to ascertain the significance of the day of the week and its contribution to endoscopist performance. Abou...

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: Practitioners Attitude

Sep 30, 2022

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) has been increasingly popular in the last 5 years, and preliminary results have been promising; nevertheless, there is still a lack of agreement on how to do the t...

BTT on BE with Esophageal Peristalsis on HRM & Dysphagia

Sep 30, 2022

The purpose of this study was to determine if patients who had normal lower esophageal sphincter parameters on high-resolution manometry (HRM) also had normal upright and prone bolus transit time (BTT...

HAE in the Differential Diagnosis: Unexplained Recurring Abdominal Pain

Sep 30, 2022

Consistent, unexplained stomach pain is a common complaint seen by doctors. Due to its rarity, hereditary angioedema (HAE) is sometimes overlooked in the diagnostic process, especially in patients who...

Polycystic Liver Disease (PLD) Treatment

Sep 30, 2022

Patients with polycystic liver disease (PLD) experience the gradual growth of several (>10) hepatic cysts over the course of their lives. Most people with this disease never have any symptoms at al...

Iron Therapy and Biological Infusions Do Not Pose Any Additional Risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sep 29, 2022

For a study, researchers evaluated the safety of giving intravenous (IV) biological therapy and iron infusions on the same day vs. giving them on different days to patients with inflammatory bowel dis...

Alcohol Abstinence Counseling Reduces Acute Alcoholic Pancreatitis Patients' 30-Day Readmission Rates

Sep 29, 2022

Chronic acute pancreatitis is frequently brought on by alcohol abuse. Therefore, guidelines stress the importance of offering alcohol prevention tools to patients while they are hospitalized. However,...

The Intake of Electrolytes by Preterm Infants During Their First Week of Life Is Higher

Sep 06, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine how newborns with very low birth weights (VLBW, <1500 g) responded to receiving more electrolytes through parenteral nutrition (PN). All VLBW childre...

In Children with Intestinal Failure, Antibiotic Therapy Results in Improved Symptoms and Growth

Sep 06, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the effects of antibiotic treatment for small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SBBO) on the symptoms, enteral tolerance, growth, and antibiotic regimens in pediatr...

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Children: Vasopressors and Enteral Nutrition

Sep 06, 2022

In order to improve results and survival in children receiving extra corporal membranous support (ECMO), nutrition support is crucial. Therefore, for a study, researchers sought to assess the relation...