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Start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50 years, ACP suggests

An update of ACP's 2019 guidance statement on the topic suggests that clinicians start screening for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic average-risk adults at age 50 years and consider not screening those between the ages of 45 and 49 years.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/08/25/6.htm
25 Aug 2023

Higher fecal hemoglobin concentration on FIT may support shorter screening interval

Patients with a hemoglobin concentration on fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in the range directly below the positive result cutoff had significantly increased risk of adenoma on follow-up screening compared to those with lower results, a new analysis from Germany found.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/11/17/6.htm
17 Nov 2023

Long-term PPI use associated with higher incidence of dementia

While patients who took proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) from mid- to late life had a modestly higher risk of dementia in late life versus nonusers, shorter-term use was not associated with increased risk.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/08/25/7.htm
25 Aug 2023

Studies show mixed results for artificial intelligence during colonoscopies

One study found a higher adenoma detection rate in patients who underwent computer-aided detection compared to standard colonoscopy, while another found that artificial intelligence did not improve identification of advanced colorectal neoplasias.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/09/22/6.htm
22 Sep 2023

Guideline suggests prescription medications when lifestyle change ineffective for weight loss

For adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related complications, the American Gastroenterological Association found moderate certainty of benefit for four medications: semaglutide, liraglutide, phentermine-topiramate ER, or naltrexone-bupropion.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2022/10/28/6.htm
28 Oct 2022

Get comfortable talking about obesity

In this month's Pearls from I.M. Peers, a new video feature from ACP Internist, Kimberly N. Sims, MD, FACP, explained ways to make obesity counseling easier for patients and for their doctors.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2022/04/22/9.htm
22 Apr 2022

About one-third of Americans with HCV had evidence of viral clearance in past decade

The highest proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure or clearance among all age groups and payers was 49% among commercially insured patients ages 60 years and older, a study found.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/07/28/6.htm
28 Jul 2023

Penicillin allergy associated with risk of MRSA, C. diff, due to use of other antibiotics

Systematically addressing penicillin allergies may be an important public health strategy to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile among patients with a documented penicillin allergy.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2018/07/27/7.htm
27 Jul 2018

ID, liver societies update guidance for HCV testing, management

Major changes to guidance on hepatitis C virus (HCV) include an emphasis on universal screening, new recommendations for managing incomplete treatment adherence, and expansion of treatment eligibility, among others.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/06/23/6.htm
23 Jun 2023

ACG updates, reaffirms guidelines on evaluation, management of patients with celiac disease

The diagnostic approach to celiac disease in adults using serological and histologic data remains unchanged from the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 2013 clinical guidelines.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/01/27/6.htm
27 Jan 2023

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