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Half of overweight, obese adults may have fatty liver disease

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.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/02/26/3.htm
26 Feb 2021

Novel therapy may be effective treatment for H. pylori infection, industry-funded trial finds

About 84% of participants randomly assigned to receive rifabutin in addition to amoxicillin and omeprazole achieved Helicobacter pylori eradication, compared to 58% of those who received amoxicillin and omeprazole alone.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2020/05/22/2.htm
22 May 2020

Urgent endoscopy did not improve outcomes from acute upper GI bleeds

Thirty-day mortality was slightly lower among high-risk patients who underwent endoscopy for an acute upper GI bleed within 24 hours of a consult instead of within six hours, although the difference was not statistically significant.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2020/04/24/3.htm
24 Apr 2020

Mailed FIT screening for CRC effective, cost-effective in safety-net population

Patients at a federally qualified health center system in Central Texas who were not up to date on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening were mailed a packet containing an introductory letter, a fecal immunochemical test (FIT), easy-to-read instructions, and a postage-paid lab mailer.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/05/28/2.htm
28 May 2021

Tenofovir alafenamide may safely replace tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in patients with drug-resistant HBV, trial finds

An industry-funded randomized trial found that tenofovir alafenamide could be substituted for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in patients with multidrug-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) for improved bone and renal safety without a loss of efficacy; however, the former drug was associated with greater increases in body weight and cholesterol levels.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/05/28/4.htm
28 May 2021

Amoxicillin-clavulanate appears safe, effective for diverticulitis in outpatients

A retrospective cohort study compared amoxicillin-clavulanate with metronidazole-fluoroquinolone and found no differences in outcomes including risks for inpatient admission or surgery, while Clostridioides difficile risk appeared higher in older patients on the latter regimen.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/02/26/2.htm
26 Feb 2021

More frequent bowel movements may be associated with diverticulitis risk

An analysis of participants in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study found that more frequent bowel movements appear to be a risk factor for subsequent diverticulitis in both men and women.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/01/22/2.htm
22 Jan 2021

Prevalence of liver fibrosis in diabetes suggests need for earlier intervention, study finds

The prevalence of any suspected liver fibrosis in patients with diabetes was 21% in a recent study, leading the authors to call for more aggressive screening in patients with obesity and diabetes.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2021/01/22/3.htm
22 Jan 2021

Practice guidance addresses vascular liver disorders, portal vein thrombosis, procedural bleeding

Among other statements, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases said that modifiable risk factors for bleeding, such as use of antithrombotic drugs, should be identified and corrected before procedures in patients with cirrhosis.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2020/12/18/2.htm
18 Dec 2020

AASLD offers guidance on reproductive health and liver disease

Menopausal hormone therapy should not be used in women with decompensated liver function, Budd-Chiari syndrome, or hepatocellular adenomas, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) said, among other recommendations.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2020/09/25/2.htm
25 Sep 2020

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