Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
Researchers calculated three pre-endoscopy scores—admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford—and two postendoscopy scores—full Rockall and PNED.
The FDA announced on Feb. 1 that it will add a new boxed warning to highlight the correct dosing for obeticholic acid (Ocaliva). ... The new warning will highlight current screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations in the prescribing information
ACP Gastroenterology Monthly is pleased to introduce its editorial advisory board.
Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) co-infection have the most severe form of viral hepatitis and are at much higher risk for cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer than patients with HBV infection alone.
Patients with depression had more than double the risk of developing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis over a median follow-up of more than six years.
Guidelines currently recommend nonselective beta-blockers or variceal band ligation for primary prevention of variceal bleeding based on similar efficacy, but survival benefit may be better with the former treatment.
Testing for Clostridioides difficile at one Wisconsin hospital found higher risk for colonization among hematology-oncology patients but an association of residential proximity to livestock farms and colonization only among patients admitted to
The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
One study found that nonpharmacologic interventions are underused in ambulatory care visits for functional bowel disorders, while another found that patients with irritable bowel disease and their insurers have financial incentives to favor