Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Association of Childhood-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease With Risk of Psychiatric Disorders and...

Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) typically has a more severe course than adult-onset IBD, and has been found to be associated with psychiatric morbidity...

Quick Take: Small Bowel Healing Detected by Endoscopy in Patients With Crohn’s Disease After...

In patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), endoscopic evidence of healing after treatment is associated with favorable outcomes. Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents have been...

Lipophilic statins associated with reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

1. In this prospective propensity score (PS)-matched cohort study, lipophilic statins were found to significantly reduce incidence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 2. No...

Quick Take: Association of Cereal, Gluten, and Dietary Fiber Intake With Islet Autoimmunity and...

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. An increased intake of dietary fiber and gluten...

Quick Take: Diagnostic Yield of One-Time Colonoscopy vs One-Time Flexible Sigmoidoscopy vs Multiple Rounds...

The most common colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods are colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT). The diagnostic yield of any screening...

Quick Take: Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia versus thoracic epidural analgesia after open liver surgery

Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) can provide effective postoperative analgesia after major abdominal and/or thoracic surgery. The use of epidural analgesia, however, remains low and...

Quick Take: Ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (PITCHES)

Studies have shown that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with poor birth outcomes and neonatal unit admission. Ursodeoxycholic acid, which increases bile acid...

The APPROACH trial: volanesorsen lowers triglyceride levels in patients with familial chylomicronemia

1. Triglyceride levels in familial chylomicronemia patients were notably reduced when treated with the apolipoprotein C-III antisense mediated inhibitor volanesorsen compared to placebo treated...

Cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulant use does not increase bleeding risk

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with...

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...
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