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AGA issues guideline on opioid-induced constipation

Opioid-induced constipation differs mechanistically from other forms of the disorder, and its medical management deserves dedicated attention, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) said.
October 2018

Scores to predict outcomes of upper GI bleeding compared

Researchers calculated three pre-endoscopy scores—admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford—and two postendoscopy scores—full Rockall and PNED.
January 2017

Boxed warning added to liver disease drug

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
February 2018

ACP Gastroenterology Monthly introduces editorial advisory board

ACP Gastroenterology Monthly is pleased to introduce its editorial advisory board.
March 2017

Rates of HDV co-infection may be higher than previously estimated

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.
September 2018

Antidepressants may mitigate link between inflammatory bowel disease and depression

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.
October 2018

Beta-blocker monotherapy may be preferred for primary prophylaxis of esophageal variceal bleeding

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.
August 2018


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
January 2020

Patients with stable Barrett's esophagus may need less surveillance, study finds

The results could influence the number of endoscopies performed or extend the time between them, the authors noted.
September 2018


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
October 2020

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