Elevations in aspartate aminotransferase and direct bilirubin levels were significantly more common among patients in China who died of COVID-19 than those who survived to hospital discharge, a retrospective study found.
An analysis of participants in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study found that more frequent bowel movements appear to be a risk factor for subsequent diverticulitis in both men and women.
The prevalence of any suspected liver fibrosis in patients with diabetes was 21% in a recent study, leading the authors to call for more aggressive screening in patients with obesity and diabetes.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the best time to screen for colorectal cancer in a 38-year-old man with a family history of colon cancer diagnosed in his father at age 52 years.
Daily aspirin for primary CVD prevention increased risk for major GI bleeding in healthy older adults
While aspirin is not recommended for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in most adults ages 70 years and older, more research is needed to assess its role in select high-risk populations of older adults, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.
The system is the first device indicated to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis resulting from complications of acute pancreatitis.