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ACG guidelines advise on diagnosis, treatment of alcoholic liver disease

Patients with heavy alcohol use should be counseled that they are at increased risk for alcoholic liver disease, among other recommendations from the American College of Gastroenterology.

HCV treatment was successful among patients who used injection drugs

The open-label, single-arm, industry-funded phase 4 trial included patients who had used injection drugs within six months and had chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), recruited at 19 sites in seven countries.

Earlier colorectal cancer screening recommended for patients with cystic fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Colorectal Cancer Screening Task Force based its recommendations on a review of the literature and a modeling study of screening strategies for colorectal cancer that estimated the costs and benefits of screening in patients with cystic fibrosis.

MKSAP quiz: Follow-up for diagnosis of ulcerative colitis

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 38-year-old man with a recent diagnosis of ulcerative colitis whose symptoms have not improved with initial prednisone treatment.

Spotlight on hepatitis B vaccination

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released new recommendations, a CDC-funded study examined vaccination rates among patients who have HIV infection, and the FDA approved a new vaccine.

Proton-pump inhibitor recalled

One lot of pantoprazole sodium for injection (40 mg per vial) was recalled in December.

Colonoscopy outreach increased CRC screening more than FIT outreach; both were better than usual care

Those choosing screening tests may need to start considering the feasibility of achieving all related downstream actions as well as sensitivity, false-positive rates, safety, and cost, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.