While PPIs have established clinical benefits when used according to evidence-based guidelines, this study highlights the need for physicians to regularly reassess the necessity of ongoing treatment,” they concluded.
An expert review from the American Gastroenterological Association cautioned against using opioids to treat pain from irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, or centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome, among other advice.
Given the impact of these risk factors on maladaptive coping, treatment-related decision making, and unplanned health care use, our study highlights the importance of screening for [cost-related nonadherence] as
A retrospective cohort study compared outcomes among U.S. veterans with cirrhosis who received at least one dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine with those of a propensity-matched control group of unvaccinated patients at similar risk.
Infection with SARS-CoV-2 was associated with an eightfold increase in the risk of venous thromboembolism among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the risk was mitigated by chronic anticoagulation, according to a retrospective study.
The guidelines also highlight the importance of team-based care for these patients and enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery.
Menopausal hormone therapy should not be used in women with decompensated liver function, Budd-Chiari syndrome, or hepatocellular adenomas, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) said, among other recommendations.
Polyethylene glycol and senna had good evidence for their use as first-line laxatives, while moderate evidence supported fiber supplements, fruits, stimulant laxatives, and magnesium-based products.
The American Gastroenterological Association said that diagnosis of seronegative celiac disease, the most common cause of seronegative enteropathy, can be complicated by misinterpretation of histological findings, insufficient serological testing,
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.