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.
Three propensity-matched cohorts of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who had incident exposure to dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban were compared.
Clarithromycin triple therapy should be used for first-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection only in patients with no history of macrolide exposure who live in areas where H. pylori resistance to clarithromycin is known to be low, among other recommendations.
Researchers calculated three pre-endoscopy scores—admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford—and two postendoscopy scores—full Rockall and PNED.
Metformin appears to improve certain outcomes in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or chronic liver disease with hepatic impairment, according to a recent systematic review.
In chronic severe functional constipation, electroacupuncture increased complete spontaneous bowel movements
Patients undergoing electroacupuncture experienced a change from baseline in mean complete spontaneous bowel movements per week during the treatment period, and treatment effects were even greater after patients stopped attending the sessions.