Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Negative pressure wound therapy for open abdomens appears safe

Image: PD 1. Risk of intestinal fistulation in open abdomens treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is not statistically different than without such therapy.   2. Mortality in...

Longer-duration breast feeding not associated with lower risk of obesity in childhood

Image: PD 1. Limited evidence has suggested longer and exclusive breastfeeding in infancy may lower the risk of later childhood obesity while still promoting growth. 2....

Reminder intervention increases colorectal cancer screening rates

Image: PD 1. Among adults overdue for colorectal cancer screening, those who received reminder letters and mailed fecal occult blood test kits were twice as...

Deep Brain Stimulation appears safe and may be effective for refractory anorexia nervosa [Physician...

Image: PD 1. According to a pilot phase 1 trial, subcallosal cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) appears to be generally safe for the treatment of...

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...

Hep B reactivation common after liver resection for HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma

Image: PD 1. Liver failure was more frequent in post-hepatectomy patients with HBV reactivation, resulting in shorter 3-year disease-free survival and overall survival. 2. Prophylactic...

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,...

No reduction in complications after restricting bariatric surgery to centers of excellence

Image: PD 1. No significant improvement in complications after restriction of bariatric surgery to designated centers of excellence. 2. There does not appear to be any...

New device reduces acid exposure in gastroesophageal reflux disease

Feb 22nd - Magnetic sphincter augmentation was effective in reducing esophageal acid exposure and improved quality of life in gastric reflux patients. Image: CC/Steven Fruitsmaak 1....
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