A randomized trial of three polyethylene glycol regimens found that more patients tolerated and were willing to repeat low-volume same-day or split-dose prep compared to high-volume split-dose regimens.
28 Aug 2020
Women have a significantly lower risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) but a higher risk of developing advanced fibrosis from NAFLD, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
22 May 2020
Failure to follow guidelines, diagnostic imaging without alpha-fetoprotein measurement, and diagnosis from an incidental finding were all associated with a delay of more than 60 days between a red flag for hepatocellular carcinoma and a diagnosis, a retrospective study found.
24 Jul 2020
A randomized trial found that median length of hospital stay was 40.0 hours in the antibiotic group and 45.8 hours in the placebo group, with no significant between-group differences in adverse events or readmissions.
24 Apr 2020
There was no significant difference in upper GI events between a pantoprazole group and a placebo group, although pantoprazole was associated with significantly reduced bleeding of gastroduodenal lesions, an industry-funded study found.
24 May 2019
New evidence supports closer follow-up for some patients and less surveillance for others, according to a task force of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
28 Feb 2020
A survey of internists showed that 79% inappropriately recommended stopping proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in a prevention scenario focusing on high-risk upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
28 Feb 2020
A retrospective cohort study looked at patients with cirrhosis who were enrolled in Medicare and had had more than four outpatient visits over 180 days.
24 Jan 2020
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.
27 Mar 2020
Testing for Clostridioides difficile at one Wisconsin hospital found higher risk for colonization among hematology-oncology patients but an association of residential proximity to livestock farms and colonization only among patients admitted to other units.
24 Jan 2020