An accompanying editorial said that based on the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) events found in this retrospective study, sodium polystyrene sulfonate should not be used to reduce serum potassium levels.
Odds of inadequate cleansing were higher in patients who were bedridden or constipated, those with diabetes, those taking antipsychotic drugs, and those hospitalized for seven days or longer.
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.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who had been randomized to receive remote cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) had lower symptom severity scores than those who had received usual care, according to follow-up data from a British trial.
Additionally, our results highlight the potential clinical utility of echocardiography for assessing NAFLD-related HF risk.
Intragastric balloon therapy can be considered as a weight loss intervention in patients with obesity who have not seen success with conventional therapies, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).
A retrospective cohort study in Italy compared 10-year cumulative incidence and mortality among patients with a positive result on a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) who completed a diagnostic colonoscopy versus those who did not.
SARS-CoV-2 was commonly present in the gastrointestinal tract but didn't cause inflammation there, according to a recent analysis of intestinal biopsy tissues from patients with COVID-19.
A Danish nationwide cohort study found that ongoing exposure to proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) was associated with moderately increased community-associated Clostridioides difficile infection risk during treatment and for up to one year afterward.
The global prevalence of metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease, a newly proposed term for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is “astonishingly high,” the authors of a recent meta-analysis found.