Two new clinical practice guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) provide recommendations on the use of medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation and IBS with diarrhea.
An observational study found significant reductions in a composite outcome of 13 cancers and related mortality in patients with a body mass index of 35 kg/m2 or greater who had bariatric surgery in 2004 to 2017, compared to those who did not undergo surgery for their obesity.
A systematic review and meta-analysis found that critically ill patients who received proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) versus any comparator for stress ulcer prophylaxis had a higher risk for death, especially if they were more severely ill at baseline.
The Oakland score performed best for predicting safe discharge, major bleeding, and transfusion, while the Strate score performed best for hemostasis, according to a recent review and meta-analysis that assessed four scores.
An electronic alert increased use of rifaximin in patients with cirrhosis who were taking lactulose and were admitted with hepatic encephalopathy.
The recall includes several lots of milk of magnesia and magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide/simethicone sold to clinics and hospitals nationwide.