A Korean cohort study did not find any association between use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, but current use was associated with higher risk of a composite endpoint that included ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, or death from COVID-19.
The CDC called for hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing of both the patient and exposed personnel as soon as possible after an exposure incident, preferably within 48 hours.
A randomized trial of three polyethylene glycol regimens found that more patients tolerated and were willing to repeat low-volume same-day or split-dose prep compared to high-volume split-dose regimens.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine appropriate testing for a 60-year-old woman admitted to the hospital with sudden-onset, cramping abdominal pain of moderate severity in the right lower quadrant.
The 47-year-old man in Belgium had been experiencing intermittent episodes when he felt drunk despite not consuming any alcohol.
In high-risk patients with acute upper GI bleeding, urgent vs. early endoscopy did not differ for 30-day mortality
While a randomized trial found no better outcomes with endoscopy within six hours of gastroenterology consult, “middle-of-the-night” endoscopy should still be considered for certain higher-risk patients who were excluded from the trial, an ACP Journal Club commentary noted.