Among other guidance, the American College of Gastroenterology recommends anticoagulation for all patients without cirrhosis who have acute symptomatic portal vein thrombosis or mesenteric vein thrombosis in the absence of any contraindication.
A retrospective cohort study looked at patients with cirrhosis who were enrolled in Medicare and had had more than four outpatient visits over 180 days.
Testing for Clostridioides difficile at one Wisconsin hospital found higher risk for colonization among hematology-oncology patients but an association of residential proximity to livestock farms and colonization only among patients admitted to other units.
A 65-year-old man is evaluated after a screening ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm showed a gallbladder polyp and numerous gallstones. He reports no symptoms. Which is the most appropriate next step in management?
In the past month, the American Gastroenterological Association published new recommendations, a meta-analysis compared first- and second-line treatments, and a study found a recent decrease in colorectal cancer incidence in patients with ulcerative colitis.
To date, the FDA has cleared three duodenoscopes with newer design features that can facilitate cleaning, reduce contamination, and reduce disease transmission following reprocessing.
Batches of ranitidine and nizatidine have been recalled in the past month due to the potential presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine.
A kinase inhibitor was approved to treat adults with an unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumor who harbor a platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha exon 18 mutation.
Proton-pump inhibitors appeared to reduce bleeding risk more than histamine-2 receptor antagonists.