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Longer follow-up may not be advisable after complete remission of Barrett's esophagus

No evidence was seen of a clinically meaningful change in recurrence hazard rate of any Barrett's esophagus, dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, or high-grade dysplasia or cancer during follow-up of patients at five tertiary referral centers.

Statins associated with reduced mortality risk in hepatocellular carcinoma

Inverse associations between postdiagnosis statin use and cancer-specific and all-cause mortality were consistent for low- and high-dose statins and for a range of time periods after cancer diagnosis.

MKSAP quiz: Timing of surveillance colonoscopy

This month's quiz asks readers to determine when surveillance colonoscopy should take place in a 63-year-old woman who had right hemicolectomy for colon cancer one year prior.

More liver transplants occurring in patients with alcohol-associated liver disease

The increase from 2002 to 2016 can partly be explained by reductions in hepatitis C-related transplants but may also indicate changing perspectives on abstinence requirements, study authors said.

Spotlight on fecal microbiota transplantation

Two recent studies focused on fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, while a third examined the utility of anaerobic preparations in patients with mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Recent coverage explores how to increase colorectal cancer screening

Overall colorectal cancer screening rates in the U.S. have increased in recent years but continue to lag behind goal levels, a cover story in the January ACP Internist reported.

In uncomplicated acute appendicitis, 61% of patients initially treated with antibiotics had not had appendectomy at 5 years

While delay of surgery was not associated with major complications, potential candidates for nonsurgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis should be chosen carefully, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.