Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Extensive cancer screening may not improve outcomes for patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism

1. Although more extensive screening may detect more cases of occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) at the preliminary screening, it...

HCV treatment administered by nonspecialist providers as safe and effective as that provided by...

1. HCV treatment by nurse practitioners and primary care physicians with compact didactic training was found to be equally as effective as specialist treatment. 2....

Homozygous complement component CD55 mutations cause novel gastrointestinal syndrome

1. Researchers used whole-exome sequencing to define the novel CHAPLE syndrome, characterized by a homozygous CD55 mutation with hyperactivation of complement, angiopathic thrombosis, and...

Combination treatment with calcineurin inhibitors and IL-2 enhances transplant survival [PreClinical]

1. Blood from liver transplant patients treated with a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) showed increased levels of apoptotic regulatory T cells (Tregs) and lower IL-2...

Demand for FMT likely to increase with rise in multiply recurrent C. difficile cases

1. Multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (mrCDI) incidence has increased disproportionately to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), independent of known risk factors for CDI. 2. There is...

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...
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