Infliximab may have been used inappropriately in Crohn's disease and underused in ulcerative colitis, according to the authors of an analysis of hospitalizations, intestinal resections, and drug costs related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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.
Among other guidance, the American College of Gastroenterology recommends anticoagulation for all patients without cirrhosis who have acute symptomatic portal vein thrombosis or mesenteric vein thrombosis in the absence of any contraindication.
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.
A recent meta-analysis looked at randomized clinical trials that examined the effect of thiazolidinediones on liver histology in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Odds of inadequate cleansing were higher in patients who were bedridden or constipated, those with diabetes, those taking antipsychotic drugs, and those hospitalized for seven days or longer.
No significant between-group differences were seen for low-volume versus high-volume split-dose regimens in adequacy of bowel cleansing, while low-volume regimens had higher odds of patient adherence or completion, tolerability, and willingness to
Data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends database were used to estimate the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among women ages 15 to 44 years and children ages 2 to 13 years.
Veterans at one health system were asked to rate the reasonableness of using age and risk calculators in decisions about screening cessation.
Additionally, our results highlight the potential clinical utility of echocardiography for assessing NAFLD-related HF risk.