Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy associated with lower complication rates compared to open esophagectomy

1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as...

Revisional surgeries common after bariatric surgery

1. Over one quarter of patients required revision surgery (including conversion to another procedure, corrective surgery, and reversal surgery) after initial bariatric surgery in...

Quick Take: Influence of HIV Infection on the Natural History of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results...

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a rapidly increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in patients affected by HIV. However, the impact of HIV infection on...

Quick Take: Pegbelfermin (BMS-986036), a PEGylated Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Analogue, in Patients with...

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the most common chronic liver disease in the United States, puts patients at increased risk of developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma....

Modified FOLFIRINOX results in longer disease-free survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients compared to...

1. Randomized control trial of patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma demonstrates that adjuvant therapy with a modified FOLFIRINOX regimen results in significantly longer disease-free...

Negative colonoscopy screening linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer-related death

1. Among average-risk adults, negative findings of a screening colonoscopy was linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer related-deaths compared to...

Biosimilar to infliximab shows equivalent safety and efficacy for treating Crohn’s disease

1. The biosimilar to infliximab, CT-P13 was shown in this study to have equivalent efficacy to the anti tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody for...

Proton pump inhibitor co-therapy reduces gastrointestinal bleeding risk of oral anticoagulants

1. In this retrospective cohort study, rivaroxaban had the highest and apixaban had the lowest upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) risk.2. Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)...

Quick Take: Multicenter Trial of a Combination Probiotic for Children with Gastroenteritis

The use of probiotics has been suggested as a way to improve outcomes in children with gastroenteritis. In this randomized controlled trial, investigators randomized...

The TARGET: Energy density of enteral nutrition not associated with mortality

1. Patients undergoing mechanical ventilation randomized to receive energy-dense enteral nutrition experienced similar rates of mortality at 90-days compared to patients treated with routine...

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