Three propensity-matched cohorts of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who had incident exposure to dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban were compared.
Oral sulfasalazine, diazo-bonded 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASAs), mesalazine, controlled ileal-release budesonide, and budesonide multimatrix, alone or in combination with rectal 5-ASA therapy, were assessed for comparative efficacy and tolerability.
The increase primarily occurred among people who reported drug use or homelessness.
The drug was evaluated in three multicenter, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials involving patients with moderately to severely active disease.
Endoscopic eradication therapy plus reflux control associated with decreased Barrett's recurrence rates
Standard reflux management protocol involved initial consultation that emphasized reflux control and proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) adherence, initiation or continuation of PPI therapy as described, medication reconciliation and assessment or
A case-control study found that patients who developed colon cancer, particularly in the proximal colon, were more likely to have taken antibiotics, whereas antibiotic use was not associated with increased risk of rectal cancer.
Active choice interventions in an EHR prompted an increase in ordering of cancer screenings but not patient follow-through, while physicians who themselves underwent colorectal cancer (CRC) screening had more patients do so as well.
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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.
Endoscopic ultrasonography should be used only if the diagnosis is in question after cross-sectional imaging, according to a guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology.