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High consumption of ultra-processed foods associated with CRC in men

Among women, only consumption of ready-to-eat or -heat mixed dishes was linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a new analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and Nurses' Health Studies.
23 Sep 2022


ACP Gastroenterology Monthly delivers a monthly summary of news in gastroenterology and hepatology, including the latest research, clinical guidelines, and FDA drug actions.

Self-administered questionnaire may help evaluate patients' cirrhosis knowledge

The questionnaire, which covered medication use and accessibility, medication obstacles, lactulose use, diuretic use, beta-blocker use, and dietary sodium use, was validated in a study of 582 outpatients and 131 inpatients.
23 Sep 2022

AGA issues guidance on drug treatment for patients with IBS

Two new clinical practice guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) provide recommendations on the use of medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation and IBS with diarrhea.
24 Jun 2022

IV iron regimens compared for serum phosphate effects in patients with IBD

Ferric carboxymaltose and ferric derisomaltose worked well to resolve anemia from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the former was associated with low serum phosphate levels, according to an industry-funded trial.
23 Sep 2022

Review examines drugs, lifestyle treatments for NAFLD

The umbrella review included 27 meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions and lifestyle modifications, including diet and exercise, for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
27 May 2022

PPI use in the ICU associated with mortality risk

A systematic review and meta-analysis found that critically ill patients who received proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) versus any comparator for stress ulcer prophylaxis had a higher risk for death, especially if they were more severely ill at baseline.
24 Jun 2022

Bariatric surgery associated with lower risk of obesity-related cancer

An observational study found significant reductions in a composite outcome of 13 cancers and related mortality in patients with a body mass index of 35 kg/m2 or greater who had bariatric surgery in 2004 to 2017, compared to those who did not undergo surgery for their obesity.
24 Jun 2022

Patient navigation associated with increased care, treatment in hepatitis C

A pre-post study in a safety-net health system found higher odds of linkage to care and direct-acting antiviral treatment in older adults who received patient navigation rather than usual care.
27 May 2022

U.S. antibiotic resistance rates for H. pylori appear high

A systematic review and meta-analysis of resistance patterns of Helicobacter pylori strains found that resistance to metronidazole, levofloxacin, and clarithromycin exceeds 30%.
27 May 2022

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