Endoscopic ultrasonography should be used only if the diagnosis is in question after cross-sectional imaging, according to a guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology.
The American Gastroenterological Association released new guidance for clinicians caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and those performing endoscopic procedures, and two recent studies looked at GI symptoms in patients with
Failure to follow guidelines, diagnostic imaging without alpha-fetoprotein measurement, and diagnosis from an incidental finding were all associated with a delay of more than 60 days between a red flag for hepatocellular carcinoma and a diagnosis, a
Mean procedure time per lesion was significantly shorter with cold snare polypectomy and anticoagulants, whereas the mean hospitalization period was longer in patients receiving hot snare polypectomy and heparin bridging.
Women have a significantly lower risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) but a higher risk of developing advanced fibrosis from NAFLD, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
No significant between-group differences were seen for low-volume versus high-volume split-dose regimens in adequacy of bowel cleansing, while low-volume regimens had higher odds of patient adherence or completion, tolerability, and willingness to
There is no evidence that screening for pancreatic cancer or treating screen-detected disease improves disease-specific morbidity or all-cause mortality in average-risk adults with no symptoms, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Lynch syndrome is rare after age 80 years, making the efficiency of universal screening very low, so stopping reflex screening in this age group may be reasonable, particularly in resource-limited settings, the study authors said.
The drug was evaluated in three multicenter, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials involving patients with moderately to severely active disease.
A randomized trial of high-risk patients in China found that Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation were associated with significant reductions in gastric cancer mortality.