In the past month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a draft recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and two systematic reviews and meta-analyses looked at treatments and a novel immunoassay to
In the past month, several studies looked at potential treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including a probiotic strain, psychological therapies, and internet-based versus face-to-face education.
Recent studies looked at the increasing prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients without overweight or obesity and compared clinical characteristics of these patients with both healthy controls and patients with obesity and
In the past month, several studies focused on the gastrointestinal manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as the virus' possible fecal-oral route of transmission.
New guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommended universal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening for all adults, and two recent studies reported on interventions that
New diagnoses of colorectal cancer plummeted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and diagnosis and management were also the focus of recent research and a clinical practice update from the American Gastroenterological Association.
One recent study assessed occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C-associated cirrhosis, while another looked at the effect of hepatobiliary cancer surveillance on outcomes in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Recent research on Clostridioides difficile infection found changing trends in infection rates at Veterans Health Administration hospitals and questioned common practices with regard to treatment.
A double-blind trial compared the effectiveness of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate versus placebo for prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), while another study examined postpartum disease flares of treatment-naïve mothers
One recent study found a threefold increase in mortality among patients with childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to individuals without the disease, while another found that patients with IBD have a higher risk of certain