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Poor oral health associated with hospitalizations in outpatients with cirrhosis

Over three months, patients with cirrhosis hospitalized for nonelective reasons were more likely to be decompensated, with higher rates of minimal hepatic encephalopathy plus frailty and history of periodontitis.
18 Nov 2022


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

In adults using oral anticoagulants, PPI use may be associated with lower risk for upper GI bleeding

An ACP Journal Club commentary on the meta-analysis stressed the importance of assessing patients' underlying risk for GI bleeding and using overall clinical risk to guide shared decision making in those at higher risk or with lower baseline bleeding tolerance.
18 Nov 2022

Patient-facing web platform helped identify those with higher colorectal cancer risk

A program that asked patients to enter their family health history identified more high-risk patients but didn't change rates of colorectal cancer screening or genetic counseling, a trial of U.S. veterans found.
18 Nov 2022

Patient beliefs associated with successful antibiotic treatment of appendicitis

A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial found lower risk for appendectomy and higher likelihood of 30-day resolution of signs and symptoms among those who believed that antibiotics could be completely successful versus those who thought they would be unsuccessful or were unsure.
28 Oct 2022

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

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

Societies issue joint statement on metabolic, bariatric surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders support surgery for patients with a body mass index of 35 kg/m2 or higher regardless of comorbid conditions, among other guidance.
18 Nov 2022

Person-to-person transmission now more common source of hepatitis A in U.S. than food

An analysis of hepatitis outbreaks in 2016 to 2020, comprising 37,553 cases, found that 56% of patients reported drug use, 14% reported homelessness, 12% reported recent incarceration, and 3% reported recent international travel.
28 Oct 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

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