Mean procedure time per lesion was significantly shorter with cold snare polypectomy and anticoagulants, whereas the mean hospitalization period was longer in patients receiving hot snare polypectomy and heparin bridging.
Based on the results, study authors suggested expanding colorectal cancer (CRC) screening to patients 45 years of age, but an accompanying editorial expressed concern that the risks could outweigh the benefits in the general population.
In a meta-analysis of 22 studies in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), weight loss interventions were associated with improvements in alanine aminotransferase level, liver steatosis, histologic NAFLD activity score, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
The three-drug combination injection contains imipenem-cilastatin, a previously FDA-approved antibiotic, and relebactam, a new beta-lactamase inhibitor.
A three-arm trial of incentives for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colorectal cancer screening (CRC) tested mail-only, mail and monetary, and mail and lottery interventions.
In patients colonized with Clostridioides difficile, risk factors for infection included longer length of stay, exposure to multiple classes of antibiotics, use of opioids, and cirrhosis, whereas use of laxatives was associated with a lower risk.
In CVD, continuing vs interrupting clopidogrel before colonoscopy did not differ for delayed postpolypectomy bleeding
The results of this randomized trial do not support current guidelines, which recommend withholding antiplatelet drugs to reduce risk for postpolypectomy bleeding, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.