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.
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
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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.
Patients with depression had more than double the risk of developing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis over a median follow-up of more than six years.
In 19 randomized controlled trials of 6,261 hospitalized patients on antibiotics, the incidence of C. difficile was 1.6% among patients taking probiotics compared to 3.9% in controls.
The guideline focuses on oral and topical 5-aminosalicylic acid medications, rectal corticosteroids, and oral budesonide in patients with mild to moderate disease.
Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
A Taiwanese nationwide cohort study of more than 10,000 patients with chronic hepatitis B showed a statistically significant 29% risk reduction for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who received daily aspirin compared with matched controls.
Although hypnotherapy did not improve quality of life, psychological symptoms, cognition, self-efficacy, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms significantly more than an educational support program, it may provide relief to patients by changing