The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
Psychological therapies were effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when delivered in person, whereas therapy that was self-administered, internet-based, or provided with minimal contact did not yield significant benefit.
Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) co-infection have the most severe form of viral hepatitis and are at much higher risk for cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer than patients with HBV infection alone.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate follow-up testing in a 60-year-old woman.
Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.
Patients who took beta1-selective blockers had fewer major cardiac and cerebrovascular events within two years of an index myocardial infarction (MI) than those taking nonselective beta-blockers, a Taiwanese study found.
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