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Transportation, patient education among factors affecting colonoscopy rates after abnormal FIT, survey finds

Primary care physicians and staff were asked to identify patients' barriers to completing colonoscopy after an abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) result, as well as factors that made completion more likely.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/08/27/2.htm
27 Aug 2021

Spotlight on COVID-19 vaccines in IBD

Recent research looked at the response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as examined COVID-19 vaccine uptake and offered ways to address vaccine hesitancy in this population.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/10/22/5.htm
22 Oct 2021

Rivaroxaban associated with increased risk for GI bleeding compared to other DOACs

A study in Iceland of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) found a higher risk for overall and major GI bleeding with rivaroxaban than with either apixaban or dabigatran.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/10/22/1.htm
22 Oct 2021

Guideline recommends multiple drug classes to treat adults with moderate to severe luminal, fistulizing Crohn's disease

A new clinical practice guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association offered recommendations on which drug classes to use for induction and maintenance of remission, as well as some combination therapies.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/06/25/2.htm
25 Jun 2021

Antibody-based multitarget FIT may be more accurate than standard FIT

A multitarget fecal immunochemical test (FIT) could reduce colorectal cancer incidence and death and might be cost-effective, according to a recent validation study.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/07/23/3.htm
23 Jul 2021

Education for patients reduced upper GI endoscopies for uninvestigated dyspepsia

To reduce overuse, a Dutch trial provided a self-managed, web-based educational intervention containing information on gastric function, dyspepsia, and upper GI tract endoscopy to some patients referred for the procedure by their primary care clinicians.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/05/28/3.htm
28 May 2021

AGA issues guidelines on use of intragastric balloon therapy for patients with obesity

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).
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/04/23/2.htm
23 Apr 2021

Failure to undergo colonoscopy after positive FIT may double risk for death from colorectal cancer

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.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/04/23/3.htm
23 Apr 2021

GI symptoms associated with better outcomes from COVID-19, new two-part study finds

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.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/03/26/2.htm
26 Mar 2021

Use of PPIs may be associated with C. difficile infections

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.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/03/26/3.htm
26 Mar 2021

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