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.
Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
An accompanying editorial described the study's secondary outcome findings as difficult to interpret but noted that the study highlights the low prevalence of gastrointestinal bleeding in modern ICUs.
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.
Researchers calculated three pre-endoscopy scores—admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford—and two postendoscopy scores—full Rockall and PNED.
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Psychological therapies were effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when delivered in person, whereas therapy that was self-administered, internet-based, or provided with minimal contact did not yield significant benefit.
The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
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