Recent studies came to differing conclusions in their assessments of the safety of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), with outcomes including mortality, hepatic encephalopathy, and infections.
Recent research identified risk factors that predict the severity of alcohol-related liver disease, distinct patterns of alcohol use that may affect survival after liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis, potential effects on the microbiome,
Two studies showed that providing liver transplants to patients who hadn't abstained from alcohol for six months didn't reduce survival rates, while another found that relatively few patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis experience spontaneous
Recent research focused on the outcomes of screening for colorectal cancer with fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in patients with positive FIT, negative colonoscopy, or no recent screening.
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 winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Two studies published this month, a review and a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, looked at the impact of a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) work group, and the Choosing Wisely campaign all focused on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
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 focused on the gastrointestinal manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as the virus' possible fecal-oral route of transmission.
Recent studies looked at a nonendoscopic test for Barrett's esophagus in primary care, as well as screening for the condition before and after gastric bypass procedures.