Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Utility superiority of mesh repair compared to primary repair for paraesophageal hernias is minimal

Feb 12th - Patients with paraesophageal hernias who underwent mesh repair instead of primary repair had higher utility scores (99.59 vs. 99.12). Image: PD 1. Patients...

Use of post-operative prophylactic drains in pancreatic surgery patients associated with higher morbidity

Jan 31st - Ann. of Surgery - Patients without drains have lower rates of pancreatic fistulas post-operatively.  Image: PD 1. Patients without drains have lower rates...

Antibiotics improve outcomes in treatment of severe acute malnutrition

Jan 30th - NEJM - In a study published today, inclusion of antibiotics in therapeutic regimens for children with severe acute malnutrition improved recovery...

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...

Large proportion of children with food allergies report suffering bullying

Jan 14th - 45% of children with food allergies reported bullying for any reason, which is higher than rates in the general population of children. Image:...

Glucose, but not fructose, reduces cerebral blood flow in appetite and reward centers of...

Jan 11th -  Glucose intake increased the degree of satiety and fullness, which also correlated with reduced hypothalamic blood flow. Image: PD 1. Glucose intake increased the...

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...

Community hospitals rely on greater CT use to diagnose pediatric appendicitis

Jan 6th - CT scans rather than ultrasounds are more likely to be performed on children with suspected appendicitis at a community hospital than a...

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...

High serum bilirubin can be used as a prognostic marker for cardiovascular disease in...

Image: CC Key study points: High levels of serum bilirubin decrease the rates of cardiovascular events in both men and women who are about to start...
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