Active choice interventions in an EHR prompted an increase in ordering of cancer screenings but not patient follow-through, while physicians who themselves underwent colorectal cancer (CRC) screening had more patients do so as well.
Patients with ulcerative colitis treated with 5-aminosalicylates who require escalation to anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF) therapy may be able to safely discontinue the first drug.
The primary outcome of the retrospective cohort study was postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer within three years, defined as colorectal cancer diagnosed within six and 36 months after negative findings on index colonoscopy.
While the findings highlight the importance of surveillance colonoscopies, improvements in endoscopic detection of dysplasia and polyps alone are unlikely to explain the decrease in the hazard ratio of CRC in
In 19 randomized controlled trials of 6,261 hospitalized patients on antibiotics, the incidence of C. difficile was 1.6% among patients taking probiotics compared to 3.9% in controls.
The guideline focuses on oral and topical 5-aminosalicylic acid medications, rectal corticosteroids, and oral budesonide in patients with mild to moderate disease.
Monotherapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with an immunosuppressive agent was associated with a lower risk of serious infection than a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist alone or an anti-TNF plus an immunosuppressive agent, according to a
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.
According to U.S. registry data, incidence of colorectal cancer increased 46.1% from age 49 years to age 50 years, from 34.9 to 51.0 per 100,000 population.
Two meta-analyses, one of them from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), found that GI symptoms and liver abnormalities are not uncommon in patients with COVID-19. The AGA issued a series of best practice statements based on its