Cholecystectomy reduced major complications vs catheter drainage in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis
a broader age range, an ACP Journal Club commentary said. ... The following commentary by Joseph F. Rappold, MD, appeared in the ACP Journal Club section of the Feb.
Review: In chronic hepatitis C virus infection, oral direct-acting antivirals have high sustained virologic response
A commentary in ACP Journal Club noted that while screening and treating all patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) would be cost-effective and probably cost-saving, some payers are ... The following commentary, by Henry S. Sacks, PhD, MD, FACP,
Colonoscopy outreach increased CRC screening more than FIT outreach; both were better than usual care
Those choosing screening tests may need to start considering the feasibility of achieving all related downstream actions as well as sensitivity, false-positive rates, safety, and cost, an ACP Journal Club ... Fletcher, MD, MSc, MACP, appeared in the ACP
In primary biliary cholangitis, adding bezafibrate to ursodeoxycholic acid increased complete biochemical response
Bezafibrate is currently unavailable in the U.S., but fenofibrate can be offered off-label in these patients with close monitoring of adverse effects, an ACP Journal Club commentary said. ... The following commentary by Jacob Korula, MD, FACP, appeared
In uncomplicated acute appendicitis, 61% of patients initially treated with antibiotics had not had appendectomy at 5 years
While delay of surgery was not associated with major complications, potential candidates for nonsurgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis should be chosen carefully, an ACP Journal Club commentary said. ... The follow-up study was published
at age 50 years, a commentary in ACP Journal Club noted. ... The following commentary, by Lenard Lesser, MD, MSHS, appeared in the ACP Journal Club section of the March 17 Annals of Internal Medicine.
Review: In adult inpatients with mild or moderate acute pancreatitis, early feeding may reduce length of stay
A commentary in ACP Journal Club said the findings reinforce the recommended strategy of attempting early oral feeding in patients with mild acute pancreatitis using a low-fat solid diet as ... The following commentary by Dennis Yang, MD, and Christopher
An ACP Journal Club commentary noted that physicians should not change their practice based on the results of the trial, which are in contrast to the literature and expert opinion, until ... The following commentary, by Vivek Kumbhari, MBChB, and
In chronic severe functional constipation, electroacupuncture increased complete spontaneous bowel movements
Bharucha, MBBS, MD, was published in the ACP Journal Club section of the Dec. ... All articles from the January 27, 2017, ACP Gastroenterology Monthly Newsletter.
In uncomplicated, left-sided acute diverticulitis, observation did not differ from antibiotics for recovery
Feuerstein, MD, was published in the ACP Journal Club section of the Feb. ... All articles from the February 24, 2017, ACP Gastroenterology Monthly Newsletter.