Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Fecal immunochemical testing demonstrates good diagnostic accuracy for high-risk individuals

1. Meta-analysis of available studies evaluating the use of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients at higher than average personal...

Cetuximab and bevacizumab are similar in combined platin therapy for advanced or metastatic colorectal...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cetuximab or bevacizumab combined with platin therapy had similar survival rates for patients with KRAS wildtype, advanced, or...

Next-generation metagenomics sequencing may sleuth out hard-to-find viruses in the blood

1. Next-generation metagenomics detected Human Hepegivirus-1 (HhpgV-1) in a cohort of patients who inject drugs. 2. The clinical significance of detecting HHpgB-1 infection is currently unclear. Evidence...

Liver cirrhosis linked to increased risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke

1. In this retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients, history of liver cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke compared with patients without...

Decision aid and patient navigator associated with improved colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations

1. In this randomized control trial, an intervention directed towards improving education and reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations was associated...

Benefits of early versus delayed feeding in patients with acute pancreatitis

1. Early feeding may reduce hospital stay in patients with mild pancreatitis. 2. Early feeding was not associated with adverse events and may help reduce...

Prognostic indicators for transarterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with extrahepatic spread identified

1. In a retrospective study of 111 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extrahepatic spread (EHS) treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), median overall survival...

Hepatitis C on the rise among reproductive-aged women

1. The number of reproductive-aged women infected with HCV doubled from 2006 to 2014. 2. HCV infection among children was more common among those aged...

Tofacitinib effective as induction and maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis

1. Patients with active ulcerative colitis who failed prior treatment achieved significantly greater remission of disease and mucosal healing compared to those treated with...

Direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus associated with hepatitis B virus reactivation in...

1. Patients who have been infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and are being treated with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus...
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