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Heart failure risk increased in patients with NAFLD, meta-analysis finds

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was associated with a 50% increased risk of new-onset heart failure, independent of age, sex, diabetes, hypertension, and other common cardiovascular risk factors, according to an international meta-analysis.
26 Aug 2022

AGA issues best practice advice on IBS and diet

Dietary advice is ideally prescribed to patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who have insight into their meal-related GI symptoms and are motivated to make changes, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
22 Apr 2022

Pickle juice reduced cramp severity in patients with cirrhosis

A small trial randomized 82 patients with cirrhosis and frequent muscle cramps to drink either a sip of pickle brine or tap water when they developed cramps and found a significant reduction in cramp severity scores in the former group.
22 Apr 2022

Spotlight on Helicobacter pylori treatment

A review found that susceptibility-guided therapy may be the superior first-line treatment for H. pylori infection in areas with high antibiotic resistance, while a study of trial participants with 26.5 years of follow-up showed that H. pylori eradication may provide long-term protection against gastric cancer.
22 Apr 2022

New guideline offers recommendations on managing antithrombotic drugs during GI bleeds, endoscopies

The American College of Gastroenterology and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology offered suggestions for management of patients on warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet agents.
25 Mar 2022

Excess weight over time associated with increased CRC risk

A German study found that the weighted number of years lived with overweight and obesity was associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) than excess body mass index at a single point in time.
25 Mar 2022

U.S. sees increase in alcohol-associated liver disease mortality

Deaths from alcohol-associated liver disease increased among men and women, across all ages, and in all racial/ethnic populations in the U.S. from 2017 through 2020, leading researchers to call for a nationwide effort to reduce national alcohol consumption, improve screening, and optimize early treatment.
25 Mar 2022

Noninvasive score for fibrotic NASH designed for, validated in primary care settings

Levels of aspartate aminotransferase, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and HbA1c can be used to predict which patients might need referral to a subspecialist for fibrotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
22 Apr 2022

U.S. sees decrease in HCC disease burden

Incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) decreased sharply by 2.3% annually after 2011, while incidence-based mortality saw a 3.2% annual decrease after 2013, according to a study based on national data.
25 Feb 2022

HCV treatment effective, but underutilized, studies show

One study found that re-infection rates are low after successful hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in people who inject drugs, while another found that use of direct-acting antivirals in patients diagnosed with HCV is low, regardless of insurance status.
26 Aug 2022

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