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
Welcome to the first issue of ACP Gastroenterology Monthly, a new free monthly e-newsletter from the American College of Physicians, designed to inform primary care physicians of the current literature in gastroenterology/hepatology.
Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
An editorial noted coffee's unique role in diet, as it is widely consumed as a daily habit, and explained why a potential link between coffee consumption and colorectal cancer is biologically plausible.
The American Gastroenterological Association recommended that probiotics be used to treat patients with Clostridioides difficile infection, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome only in the context of a clinical trial.
The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
Age, presence of diabetes, and platelet count were significant predictors of hepatic events up to 12 years from the time of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) diagnosis, a retrospective study found.
One study found that nonpharmacologic interventions are underused in ambulatory care visits for functional bowel disorders, while another found that patients with irritable bowel disease and their insurers have financial incentives to favor
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
Data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends database were used to estimate the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among women ages 15 to 44 years and children ages 2 to 13 years.