A prospective multicenter study found that patients hospitalized for COVID-19 had significantly higher rates of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fewer problems with constipation at 12 months than controls.
A retrospective cohort study of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) found that each 1-point increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a 7% decrease in odds of histologic response to topical corticosteroids and that patients with obesity had about 40% odds of responding compared to those without.
A recent cohort study compared hospitalizations related to alcohol use disorder and mortality among veterans who received Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, or referral to a weight management program.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate treatment for a 20-year-old patient with loose, bloody stools up to three times daily and moderate inflammatory mucosal changes involving the rectum.
An industry-funded analysis of four randomized trials of linaclotide for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation found that improvement in abdominal and bowel symptoms occurred after four weeks of treatment in 1 in 6 and 1 in 10 patients, respectively.
The product, which is prepared from donated, tested stool and administered rectally as a single dose, is indicated for the prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in adults who have already completed antibiotic treatment for a recurrence.
About a month after issuing an urgent medical device correction, the manufacturer announced a class I recall of the WatchCare Incontinence Management System due to potential radio frequency interference with other medical devices.
A new episode of the podcast discussed a recent Annals study that assessed the 15-year benefits of sigmoidoscopy screening on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality.
Reports on colitis remission, ruptured spontaneous hepatic subcapsular hematoma, esophageal varices secondary to pulmonary hypertension, and more were published in the past month.