For postexposure prophylaxis, the hepatitis A vaccine is now preferred to immune globulin for all adults, including those older than 40 years of age, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said.
Three propensity-matched cohorts of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who had incident exposure to dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban were compared.
Veterans at one health system were asked to rate the reasonableness of using age and risk calculators in decisions about screening cessation.
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A systematic review and network meta-analysis focused on alosetron, eluxadoline, ramosetron, and rifaximin in adult patients who had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea or mixed stool.
Decompensation-free survival improved in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension who received beta-blockers versus placebo, largely due to a decrease in ascites.
The primary outcome of the retrospective cohort study was postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer within three years, defined as colorectal cancer diagnosed within six and 36 months after negative findings on index colonoscopy.
Monotherapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with an immunosuppressive agent was associated with a lower risk of serious infection than a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist alone or an anti-TNF plus an immunosuppressive agent, according to a
Patients with ulcerative colitis treated with 5-aminosalicylates who require escalation to anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF) therapy may be able to safely discontinue the first drug.
The guideline focuses on oral and topical 5-aminosalicylic acid medications, rectal corticosteroids, and oral budesonide in patients with mild to moderate disease.