Psychological therapies were effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when delivered in person, whereas therapy that was self-administered, internet-based, or provided with minimal contact did not yield significant benefit.
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.
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.
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.
While NSAIDs and a high consumption of fruits and vegetables were associated with a decreased incidence of colorectal cancer, frequent consumption of alcohol or meat was linked to increased colorectal cancer incidence, a systematic review found.
A systematic review and network meta-analysis focused on alosetron, eluxadoline, ramosetron, and rifaximin in adult patients who had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea or mixed stool.
Decompensation-free survival improved in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension who received beta-blockers versus placebo, largely due to a decrease in ascites.
Highlights from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases' annual meeting, held virtually this past weekend, included insights on COVID-19 and the liver and a conversation with the
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.
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