One recent study looked at screening based on age and family history, while another looked at the effectiveness of fecal immunochemical testing with and without postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy.
One recent study found a threefold increase in mortality among patients with childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to individuals without the disease, while another found that patients with IBD have a higher risk of certain
An open-label randomized trial looked at long-term albumin administration in patients with decompensated disease, and another evaluated the use of IV albumin in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and hyponatremia at admission.
One study compared the hospitalization rate for autoimmune hepatitis among black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander patients versus a reference rate among white patients, while another study retrospectively analyzed budesonide as a second-line
Recent studies assessed the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery and a medication to treat obesity, while the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its 2012 recommendations on behavioral interventions for adults with obesity.
Studies of contemporary populations with hepatitis C virus infection demonstrated that treatment with direct-acting antiviral therapies was linked to improvement in several long-term clinical outcomes.
One recent study found a link between depression and diarrhea and constipation, while another found that cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective treatment for patients with refractory irritable bowel syndrome.
High-dose proton-pump inhibitors and aspirin appeared effective for chemoprevention in patients with Barrett's esophagus in one study, while another study found a positive association between human papillomavirus status and survival in patients with
One study found that colorectal cancer diagnosed six to 60 months after colonoscopy leads to a shorter life expectancy, while two others found increased risks of mental illness and chronic opioid use among colorectal cancer survivors.
One recent study compared postpolypectomy surveillance with colonoscopy versus fecal immunochemical testing, while another assessed the rate of postpolypectomy complications in patients prescribed antithrombotic agents.