Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Hot tea consumption associated with increased esophageal cancer risk in high-risk individuals

1. Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. 2. In the absence...

Shorter duration of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir effective against hepatitis C virus: The ENDURANCE trials

1. Both 8 and 12-week regimens of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir were highly efficacious in producing sustained virologic response in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with surgery increases survival for epithelial ovarian cancer patients

1. Patients with stage 3 epithelial ovarian cancer treated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in addition to cytoreductive surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy experienced increased...

Autologous stem-cell transplantation improves survival in scleroderma patients: The SCOT trial

1. Scleroderma patients treated with myeloablative autologous stem-cell transplantation experienced significantly higher rates of disease-free survival at 52 months post-treatment compared to those treated...

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...
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