Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Treatment and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Incidental Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in patients with cancer. Often, VTEs are incidentally detected on imaging studies undertaken for cancer staging or...

Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy non-inferior to open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer

1. In this randomized clinical trial, three-year disease-free survival rates were similar for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer treated with laparoscopic vs. open...

Quick Take: Liver Fibrosis and Metabolic Alterations in Adults with Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Caused...

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a major protease inhibitor responsible for the inhibition of neutrophil elastase and proteinase 3. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a...

Quick Take: Fracture risk after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass adjustable gastric banding among Medicare beneficiaries

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with significant bone loss and may increase fracture risk as a result. This is in contrast to other...

Quick Take: Body composition and cardiovascular events in patients with colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are 2-4 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, as compared to individuals without a history of cancer. With...

Quick Take: Glucagon Receptor Antagonist–Stimulated α-Cell Proliferation Is Severely Restricted With Advanced Age

Glucagon-containing α-cells are important for regulating glucose homeostasis along with insulin-secreting β-cells. Glucagon receptor antagonists (GRAs) hold potential as antidiabetic therapies, but there is...

Ticagrelor reversal agent provides immediate and sustained effect

1. A monoclonal antibody fragment to ticagrelor, PB2452, increased platelet function significantly in healthy patients given the oral P2Y12 inhibitor ticagrelor.2. Adverse effects were...

Single dose aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase detection of advanced...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, single dose aspirin given two days prior to fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) did not increase test sensitivity for...

Quick Take: Restrictive strategy versus usual care for cholecystectomy in patients with gallstones and...

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the treatment of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis is currently the standard of care. However, multiple studies indicate that 10-41% of patients continue to...

Quick Take: Individualised nutritional support in medical inpatients at nutritional risk

Malnutrition is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend considering placing medical inpatients deemed to be at risk of malnutrition...
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