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ACG updates its guideline on acute lower GI bleeding

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) now recommends risk stratification to identify patients who can be discharged early and advises on the use of anticoagulant reversal agents, among other changes.
24 Mar 2023

New practice guidance released for NAFLD

The recommendations from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases cover the clinical assessment and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
24 Mar 2023


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

Review finds only two efficacious medications to treat gastroparesis

Clebopride ranked first for efficacy, followed by domperidone, and no other drug was superior to placebo for improving symptoms of gastroparesis, according to a recent meta-analysis.
27 Jan 2023

Elimination diets effective for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 34 studies found that a six-food elimination diet was not significantly better than less restrictive dietary regimens for histological remission and clinical symptom improvement.
24 Feb 2023

Mesalamine moderately useful in IBS, but confidence in evidence is low

The authors of a recent meta-analysis wrote that guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) management should not recommend the drug until adequately powered studies are available.
24 Mar 2023

GI bleeding risks with warfarin and DOACs compared

Warfarin was associated with a similar risk of lower GI bleeding as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) but more than twice the rate of upper GI bleeding, which led study authors to suggest that DOACs may be preferable to warfarin in patients at high risk of upper GI bleeds.
26 Aug 2022

Rates of pancreatic cancer rising, particularly among younger women

Among women ages 15 to 34 years, pancreatic cancer incidence rates rose by 6.45% per year in 2001 to 2018, according to a study using nationwide data covering about two-thirds of the U.S. population.
24 Feb 2023

Defensiveness may help explain limited uptake of FIT, Irish study finds

Patients who declined an invitation to fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) scored higher on a measure of defensive information processing, indicating that certain psychological approaches may be more likely to increase screening uptake.
24 Feb 2023

RYGB associated with more alcohol-related hospitalizations than other weight-loss strategies

A recent cohort study compared hospitalizations related to alcohol use disorder and mortality among veterans who received Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, or referral to a weight management program.
23 Dec 2022

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