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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

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

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

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

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

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

6-food elimination diet may work for more than half of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis

Removing milk, wheat, soy, eggs, tree nuts/peanuts, and fish/shellfish from one's diet and then gradually reintroducing these food categories identified a single food trigger for 69% of participating patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, a retrospective study found.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/26/7.htm
26 Aug 2022

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

Hepatitis B vaccine now recommended for adults ages 19 through 59 years

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has changed its guidance to encourage clinicians to offer the vaccine to adult patients, rather than target those with risk factors or wait for it to be requested.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2022/04/22/6.htm
22 Apr 2022

Colonoscopies often recommended to patients with limited life expectancy

A study of patients ages 65 years and older found that 58.1% of those with life expectancy of less than five years and no polyps or only small hyperplastic polyps were told to return for future surveillance, as were 74.8% of those with life expectancy of five to 10 years.
https://gastroenterology.acponline.org/archives/2023/03/24/7.htm
24 Mar 2023

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