Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Prophylactic probiotic use trends toward decreased incidence of nosocomial infections in preterm infants

Image: PD/CDC Key study points: 1. Administration of L reuteri to preterm infants was not significantly associated with a reduction in rates of nosocomial infection or...

Reducing intake of sugary drinks has effect on BMI while intervention is maintained

Image: PD Key Study Points: 1)      With a 1-year intervention geared at reducing the intake of sugary beverages, the consumption of sugary beverages was curtailed and...

Postoperative COX-2 Selective NSAIDs associated with anastomotic leakage following colorectal resection

Image: PD Key study points: 1. Postoperative COX-2 selective NSAID use for analgesia was associated with increased rates of anastomotic leakage requiring reoperation following colorectal resection...

Health care utilization is higher among patients undergoing liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

Image: CC/Nephron. Histology of NASH Key study points: NASH patients undergoing liver transplant had significantly longer operative times (402 vs. 322 minutes, p < .001) versus...

Imaging in preoperative diagnosis in appendicitis can reduce unnecessary procedures: new study [Ann of...

Image: CC/ClintJCL Key study points: 1.      Preoperative imaging in the work-up of suspected appendicitis can lead to a reduction in unnecessary appendectomies, especially for women of...
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