A retrospective cohort study compared outcomes among U.S. veterans with cirrhosis who received at least one dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine with those of a propensity-matched control group of unvaccinated patients at similar risk.
An expert review from the American Gastroenterological Association cautioned against using opioids to treat pain from irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, or centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome, among other advice.
A multitarget fecal immunochemical test (FIT) could reduce colorectal cancer incidence and death and might be cost-effective, according to a recent validation study.
Colorectal cancer screening offering colonoscopy and FIT vs. colonoscopy alone improved participation
Results of a Polish trial corroborate studies showing that noninvasive tests, such as fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), or screening choice increases colorectal cancer screening participation over colonoscopy, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.
In patients having transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, rifaximin prevented overt hepatic encephalopathy
Results from a French trial provide the best available evidence to justify using the expensive antibiotic in patients with hepatic encephalopathy associated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, according to an ACP Journal Club commentary.