The guidelines also highlight the importance of team-based care for these patients and enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery.
Decompensation-free survival improved in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension who received beta-blockers versus placebo, largely due to a decrease in ascites.
Researchers analyzed eight studies with 353 patients to assess the effect of low-molecular-weight heparin or warfarin on recanalization, thrombosis progression, and bleeding.
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.
The CDC called for hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing of both the patient and exposed personnel as soon as possible after an exposure incident, preferably within 48 hours.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease were diagnosed with dementia an average of seven years earlier than matched controls in a Taiwanese study.
Although hypnotherapy did not improve quality of life, psychological symptoms, cognition, self-efficacy, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms significantly more than an educational support program, it may provide relief to patients by changing
A meta-analysis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) studies did find improvements in patient-reported symptoms and quality of life associated with cannabis and cannabinoids.
In this Swedish case-control study, any previous GI infection and previous bacterial, parasitic, and viral GI infection were associated with higher risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) versus controls.
The therapy should be considered in patients with genotype 1 infection who are treatment-naive, do not have cirrhosis, and have a pretreatment viral load below 6,000,000 IU/mL, a study found.