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CRC rates appear to be rising among younger adults in U.S., Europe

Two recent studies looked at changes in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence over time, one in U.S. adults ages 40 to 49 years and one in European adults ages 20 to 49 years.

Hepatitis A infections nearly triple, with some states seeing 5-fold increase, CDC says

The increase primarily occurred among people who reported drug use or homelessness.

PPIs in patients receiving anticoagulation may not reduce upper GI events

There was no significant difference in upper GI events between a pantoprazole group and a placebo group, although pantoprazole was associated with significantly reduced bleeding of gastroduodenal lesions, an industry-funded study found.

MKSAP quiz: HBV in pregnancy

This month's quiz asks readers to determine the next appropriate step in management for a 28-year-old woman with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who is 28 weeks pregnant.

Spotlight on Digestive Disease Week

Highlights from the conference, held this past week in San Diego, included new research and clinical tips on stopping Barrett's esophagus surveillance, diet and environmental risk factors in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and new research on proton-pump inhibitors.

Rethinking SIBO in the microbiome era

The May ACP Internist includes a cover story on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Time of day associated with ordering, completion of cancer screening

An editorial noted that referrals to screening could be handled by other clinic staff, easing the burden on physicians.