Welcome to the first issue of ACP Gastroenterology Monthly, a new free monthly e-newsletter from the American College of Physicians, designed to inform primary care physicians of the current literature in gastroenterology/hepatology.
Although this study highlights a potential role of HPV status in the prognosis of esophageal adenocarcinoma,“ the use of HPV as a predictive marker for treatment remains unproven,” an accompanying commentary
Significant bleeding occurred in 2.5% of the patients on warfarin and 0.6% of the patients on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs).
Lynch syndrome is rare after age 80 years, making the efficiency of universal screening very low, so stopping reflex screening in this age group may be reasonable, particularly in resource-limited settings, the study authors said.
Veterans at one health system were asked to rate the reasonableness of using age and risk calculators in decisions about screening cessation.
Included trials evaluated an exclusion diet versus an alternative or usual diet and assessed improvement in either global symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or abdominal pain.
Two recent studies looked at changes in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence over time, one in U.S. adults ages 40 to 49 years and one in European adults ages 20 to 49 years.
A recent meta-analysis looked at randomized clinical trials that examined the effect of thiazolidinediones on liver histology in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
subclinical heart failure (HF).“ Additionally, our results highlight the potential clinical utility of echocardiography for assessing NAFLD-related HF risk.
Data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends database were used to estimate the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among women ages 15 to 44 years and children ages 2 to 13 years.