Transplant of HCV-infected kidneys to HCV-negative recipients yields good outcomes at 12 months | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
The study authors concluded that their results should encourage efforts to increase use of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected kidneys and called for larger confirmatory trials.
High HCV cure rate seen with FDA-approved direct-acting antiviral regimens | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Six of the direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens yielded sustained virologic response rates above 95% in patients who had hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 without cirrhosis, including those with HIV co-infection.
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Single sigmoidoscopy screening may reduce colorectal cancer, mortality in men but not women | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Patients in Norway were randomly assigned to flexible sigmoidoscopy with and without additional fecal blood testing (with colonoscopy offered if results were positive) and were compared to patients offered no screening.
HCV-infected kidney transplants appear cost-effective in recipients with HCV | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Transplanting a hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected kidney and then administering HCV treatment was more effective and cost less than transplanting an HCV-uninfected kidney after HCV treatment in HCV-infected patients, mainly because the waiting list
New Annals Virtual Patients series features case on irritable bowel syndrome | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Annals Virtual Patients is an interactive medical education program that uses virtual patient simulation to test physicians' decision-making skills.
A recent In the Clinic article offered a clinically relevant overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of acute diverticulitis.
Colonoscopy with computer-aided diagnosis may allow better assessment of diminutive polyps | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
The study aimed to determine whether computer-aided diagnosis had a negative predictive value of 90% or more for identifying diminutive rectosigmoid adenomas.
This feature provides an evidence-based, clinically relevant overview of the diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
‘Burning-hot’ tea, smoking, alcohol associated with esophageal cancer risk in China | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
The prospective cohort study involved 10 areas across China from 2004 to 2008 and included 456,155 persons ages 30 to 79 years.