Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

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...

Rivaroxaban and warfarin have similar safety and efficacy in mild atrial fibrillation-related ischemic stroke

1. In this randomized controlled trial, rivaroxaban and warfarin were similar in safety and efficacy when used to prevent early recurrence of stroke in...

High recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients treated with laparoscopic antireflux surgery

1. Among patients receiving laparoscopic antireflux surgery, 17.7% experienced recurrent GERD requiring medication or secondary antireflux surgery 2. Factors associated with recurrence included older age,...

Outreach efforts improve rates of colon cancer screening

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that among persons aged 50-64 years, mailed outreach invitations offering either fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) or colonoscopies increased...

Physician notification increases patient participation in colorectal cancer screening

1. Providing physicians with a list of patients requiring colorectal cancer screening results in a small but significant increase in patient participation in fecal...

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....
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