Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery linked to more weight loss than lap-band

Image: PD 1. 1 month complication rates in increasing order: laparoscopic-adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), sleeve gastrectomies (SG), laparoscopic gastric bypass (RYGB). 2. Weight loss at one...

Primary anastomosis for perforated left colonic diverticulitis has a significantly higher rate of stoma...

Image: PD Key study points: 1. Patients receiving primary anastomosis for perforated left colonic diverticulitis had a higher rate of stoma reversal than those receiving a...

12-gene Recurrence Score can inform adjuvant therapy of colon cancer

Image: PD  Oxaliplatin 1. The 12-gene Recurrence Score can predict recurrence risk and disease-free survival in both stage II and III colon cancer. 2. Higher scores...

High rates of readmission and recurrence from elective incisional hernia repairs

Jan 8th - Elective incisional hernia repairs result in high rates of recurrence and subsequent reoperation. Image: PD 1. Elective incisional hernia repairs result in high rates...

Cow’s milk consumption linked to increased vitamin D, decreased iron in early childhood

Image: CC 1. Increased milk consumption was correlated with higher Vitamin D levels, but also with lower iron levels in children aged 2 to 5...

Survival improved with lower transfusion threshold in acute upper intestinal bleeds

Jan 15th - A restrictive transfusion strategy (transfusion threshold at Hb=7) led to better outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding. Image: PD 1. A restrictive...

Frey procedure may yield better outcomes in chronic pancreatitis

Image: PD  1. For patients with chronic pancreatitis, the Frey pancreatic resection yielded better physical status, appetite and body weight outcomes compared to pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectmy...

Decrease in symptom severity linked to infliximab Crohn’s treatment [Pediatrics Classics Series]

Image: PD 1. The severity of Crohn’s disease as assessed by the Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Activity Index in patients recruited from 3 pediatric specialty centers...

Thalidomide may be effective in refractory pediatric Crohn’s disease

Image: CC/Wiki 1. After 8 weeks of treatment, thalidomide demonstrated improved rates of clinical remission as compared to placebo. 2. The mean duration of the remission...

Polyethylene glycol superior to lactulose for hepatic encephalopathy [HELP trial]

1. More patients treated with polyethylene glycol had improvement in their hepatic encephalopathy scoring algorithm (HESA) score, as compared to patients treated with lactulose. 2....
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