Given the impact of these risk factors on maladaptive coping, treatment-related decision making, and unplanned health care use, our study highlights the importance of screening for [cost-related nonadherence] as
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
Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
Standard reflux management protocol involved initial consultation that emphasized reflux control and proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) adherence, initiation or continuation of PPI therapy as described, medication reconciliation and assessment or
The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
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.
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.
Mean procedure time per lesion was significantly shorter with cold snare polypectomy and anticoagulants, whereas the mean hospitalization period was longer in patients receiving hot snare polypectomy and heparin bridging.
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
A Taiwanese nationwide cohort study of more than 10,000 patients with chronic hepatitis B showed a statistically significant 29% risk reduction for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who received daily aspirin compared with matched controls.