Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Patients with advanced adenomas are at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer

1. Patients with advanced adenomas identified on flex sigmoidoscopy had a significantly increased risk of death from colorectal cancer (CRC) compared to those with...

Improved research methods needed to determine effectiveness of anti-obesity public health initiatives

1. Researchers found that amongst nearly 300 studies reporting the impact of policies, programs, or changes in built environment on controlling and preventing obesity,...

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women

1. Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men. 2. Sigmoidoscopy did not appear to have a significant...

Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

BEACON CRC Safety Lead-in Study suggests safety and efficacy of triplet combination therapy for...

1. BEACON CRC is a multicenter, randomized, phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the triplet combination of binimetinib (BINI, a MEK inhibitor) + encorafenib (ENCO,...

Acid suppression and antibiotic use in infancy linked to allergic disease

1. Use of histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) during the first 6 months of life was associated with increased...

Outpatient led intervention did not decrease heavy drinking at one year

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no significant difference between the CHOICE intervention (intervention led by nurse care managers) and usual care...

Colonoscopy significantly reduces mortality from colorectal cancer in Veterans Affairs study

1. Colonoscopy in veterans was associated with reduced mortality from both left and right-sided colorectal cancer. 2. Mortality was reduced by 61% in patients screened...

No difference between tenofovir and placebo in reducing perinatal transmission of hepatitis B

1. Hepatitis B e-antigen (HBe-Ag) positive mothers receiving tenofovir daily from 28-weeks gestation to 2 months postpartum did not show significant reductions in HBV...

iPad app that allows patients to order tests doubles colon cancer screening rates in...

1. Digital health intervention resulted in significantly higher colon cancer screening rates among participants. 2. No statistically significant relationship was observed between the digital health...
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