According to U.S. registry data, incidence of colorectal cancer increased 46.1% from age 49 years to age 50 years, from 34.9 to 51.0 per 100,000 population.
Initiating screening at age 45 years would require an additional 10 million colonoscopies, which could potentially provide greater benefit if used instead to increase screening rates in older patients, authors of the modeling study said.
Included trials evaluated an exclusion diet versus an alternative or usual diet and assessed improvement in either global symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or abdominal pain.
Intragastric balloon therapy can be considered as a weight loss intervention in patients with obesity who have not seen success with conventional therapies, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).
A retrospective cohort study in Italy compared 10-year cumulative incidence and mortality among patients with a positive result on a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) who completed a diagnostic colonoscopy versus those who did not.
A randomized trial of high-risk patients in China found that Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation were associated with significant reductions in gastric cancer mortality.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who had been randomized to receive remote cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) had lower symptom severity scores than those who had received usual care, according to follow-up data from a British trial.
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
Two recent studies looked at changes in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence over time, one in U.S. adults ages 40 to 49 years and one in European adults ages 20 to 49 years.
SARS-CoV-2 was commonly present in the gastrointestinal tract but didn't cause inflammation there, according to a recent analysis of intestinal biopsy tissues from patients with COVID-19.