Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Pediatric post-operative intussusception more common in open surgery

Image: PD/US Navy 1. Small bowel intussusception is the most common type of post-operative intussusception (POI) following abdominal interventions. However ileocolic intussusception is also prevalent...

Promising liver transplant outcomes at 20 years

Image: PD  1. Liver transplant recipients have good long-term outcomes, with 52.5% of patients alive after 20 years.  2. Most deaths are attributable to complications of...

Preperitoneal mesh placement a valid option for ventral hernia repair

Image: PD 1. Open ventral/incisional hernia repair in complex patients can be done with mesh placement in the preperitoneal space with low mesh infection and...

A marker of aggressive liver cancer and potential therapeutic target identified

Image: PD 1. Patients whose liver cancers had higher levels of SALL4 had a poorer prognosis. 2. SALL4 could be a therapeutic target. Study Rundown: SALL4 encodes...

Artificial pancreas lowers the risk of overnight hypoglycemia in children

Image: PD 1. Overnight hypoglycemia was less likely with an artificial pancreas compared to a sensor-augmented insulin pump in children with type 1 diabetes.  2. There...

Ondansetron (Zofran) is safe for treatment of nausea in pregnancy

Image: PD 1. Treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy with ondansetron was not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, spontaneous abortion,...

Proton pump inhibitor boluses as effective as infusions in ulcer bleeds

1. Bleeding ulcers in the stomach and duodenum that are deemed high risk for rebleeding are defined by three endoscopically determined characteristics: active bleeding,...

RAS mutation linked with survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

Image: CC/Wiki 1. Patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM) with a RAS gene mutation were more likely to have cancer recurrence and had lower 3-year...

Carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae nearly quadrupled in the last decade, new study finds

Image: PD 1. Carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae increased from 1.2% in 2001 to 4.2% in 2011. 2. Klebsiella had the highest increase in carbapenem resistance.  3. Most...

Novel prion disease associated with diarrhea and autonomic neuropathy

Image: PD 1. A novel prion disease caused by a truncation mutation, Y163X, in the gene encoding prion protein (PRNP) was identified. 2. Unlike other known...
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