Initiating screening at age 45 years would require an additional 10 million colonoscopies, which could potentially provide greater benefit if used instead to increase screening rates in older patients, authors of the modeling study said.
Testing for Clostridioides difficile at one Wisconsin hospital found higher risk for colonization among hematology-oncology patients but an association of residential proximity to livestock farms and colonization only among patients admitted to
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).
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.
A recent meta-analysis looked at randomized clinical trials that examined the effect of thiazolidinediones on liver histology in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
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
The American Gastroenterological Association recommended that probiotics be used to treat patients with Clostridioides difficile infection, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome only in the context of a clinical trial.
A case-control study found that patients who developed colon cancer, particularly in the proximal colon, were more likely to have taken antibiotics, whereas antibiotic use was not associated with increased risk of rectal cancer.
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.
Veterans at one health system were asked to rate the reasonableness of using age and risk calculators in decisions about screening cessation.