Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease associated with brain volume loss in middle-aged individuals

1. In this cross-sectional study of middle-aged adults, radiologic evidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was associated with reduced total cerebral brain volume...

Study suggests testing certain protein combinations can enhance sensitivity of fecal immunochemical test used...

1. Testing for certain combinations of 4 proteins was found to have a sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas higher than...

Lifestyle interventions and certain medications reduce risk of diabetes in high risk individuals

1. In this meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the rate of diabetes development in high risk individuals, lifestyle modifications (LSM) and certain classes of...

Anti-TNF agents and thiopurines are associated with a slight increase in lymphoma in IBD...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents or thiopurines had a higher rate of...

High intensity specialized intervention content following family-based intervention yields improved childhood weight loss

1. In this study of family-based intervention for childhood obesity, a specialized intervention incorporating social facilitation and behavioral skills was associated with improved weight...

Quality improvement intervention decreases time to antibiotics in children with intestinal failure and fever

1. Increasing provider education and streamlining antibiotic order sets led to significantly decreased time to antibiotic administration in children with intestinal failure (IF) and...

Magnetic resonance enterography performs well in detecting active inflammation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

1. This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated the high diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MR) enterography in the diagnosis of active inflammation in pediatric...

Childhood antibiotic use not linked to celiac or islet cell autoimmunity

1. In a prospective study of children at-risk for development of type-1 diabetes, antibiotic use was not associated with the development of islet or...

Evidence suggests that patient navigators and provider reminders may improve follow-up after positive fecal...

1. Interventions including patient navigators and provider reminders may be associated with improved follow-up for positive fecal blood tests. 2. There is low evidence to...

Adding postpolypectomy surveillance to fecal immunochemical testing is not cost-effective

1. Fecal immunochemistry testing (FIT) screening alone reduced mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). 2. Adding postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy was not found to be cost effective...
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