Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

The APPROACH trial: volanesorsen lowers triglyceride levels in patients with familial chylomicronemia

1. Triglyceride levels in familial chylomicronemia patients were notably reduced when treated with the apolipoprotein C-III antisense mediated inhibitor volanesorsen compared to placebo treated...

Cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulant use does not increase bleeding risk

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with...

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...

Quick Take: Safety and Efficacy of the Addition of Lapatinib to Perioperative Chemotherapy for...

Current international guidelines recommend a combination of perioperative chemotherapy and surgery in the treatment of operable gastroesophageal cancer. However, given high mortality rates in...

Quick Take: Evaluating the impact of community health volunteer home visits on child diarrhea...

Child deaths due to diarrhea and malaria are not uncommon in many low- and middle-income countries. In resource-poor settings, community health workers (CHWs) have...

Differences in presenting emergency department symptoms for inhaled vs edible cannabis use

1. The authors of this chart review observed that a greater proportion of visits attributed to cannabis use were related to inhaled use rather...

Quick Take: Ultra-processed food intake and risk of cardiovascular disease

The consumption of ultra-processed food has increased substantially over the last several decades. These foods often have higher proportions of total and saturated fat,...

Quick Take: Estimates of all cause mortality and cause specific mortality associated with proton...

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux. However, several studies have demonstrated serious adverse events associated with PPI...

Quick Take: Low rates of specialized cancer consultation and cancer-directed therapy for noncurable pancreatic...

Eighty percent of patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma are not candidates for surgical resection and require noncurative therapy, including multi-agent chemotherapy regimens,...

Quick Take: Treatment and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Incidental Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in patients with cancer. Often, VTEs are incidentally detected on imaging studies undertaken for cancer staging or...
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