The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed its recommendations regarding vaccination of patients with chronic liver disease, pregnant women, and those treated with blood products for clotting disorders, among other revisions.
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.
An editorial noted coffee's unique role in diet, as it is widely consumed as a daily habit, and explained why a potential link between coffee consumption and colorectal cancer is biologically plausible.
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.
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.
The drug was evaluated in three multicenter, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials involving patients with moderately to severely active disease.
According to U.S. registry data, incidence of colorectal cancer increased 46.1% from age 49 years to age 50 years, from 34.9 to 51.0 per 100,000 population.
A multicenter randomized trial in Japan found that a single surveillance colonoscopy three years postpolypectomy and two surveillance colonoscopies at one and three years were similarly accurate for detecting clinically important neoplastic lesions.
A randomized trial of high-risk patients in China found that Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation were associated with significant reductions in gastric cancer mortality.