One recent study identified four barriers to follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal-based test result, while another found that a delay of six months or more between a positive result and follow-up colonoscopy was associated with an increased
One study looked at 10-year U.S. mortality trends related to chronic liver diseases, while another assessed mortality from cirrhosis and liver cancer in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016.
One study compared the hospitalization rate for autoimmune hepatitis among black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander patients versus a reference rate among white patients, while another study retrospectively analyzed budesonide as a second-line
Studies published in August examined the association between nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and heart failure and the effect of alcohol on cardiovascular risk in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released new recommendations, a CDC-funded study examined vaccination rates among patients who have HIV infection, and the FDA approved a new vaccine.
Studies published in July found no unfavorable association between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and cognitive function.
Two recent studies focused on fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, while a third examined the utility of anaerobic preparations in patients with mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis.
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
Patient-specific reminders for clinicians performed best for increasing colorectal cancer screening in a French study, while an EHR alert appeared to successfully increase hepatitis C virus screening rates for baby boomers in a U.S. health care
Recent studies assessed the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery and a medication to treat obesity, while the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its 2012 recommendations on behavioral interventions for adults with obesity.