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Clinical practice update offers recommendations on noninvasive testing for NAFLD

Noninvasive tests have the potential to significantly enhance the care of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by improving detection of advanced fibrosis, according to the American Gastroenterological Association.
25 Aug 2023


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

Prophylactic antibiotics help prevent post-ERCP infections

A randomized trial in Korea found that patients with biliary obstruction who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were less likely to develop infection if they received antibiotics before the procedure.
22 Sep 2023

Lactated Ringer's associated with better outcomes from acute pancreatitis

Patients who received only lactated Ringer's during their first 24 hours of hospitalization had about half the odds of moderately severe or severe pancreatitis as those who received only normal saline, according to a prospective international study.
28 Jul 2023

EHR-based clinical pathway may improve care for advanced liver disease in type 2 diabetes

A trial in Asia found that automated calculation of fibrosis scores and electronic reminder messages to clinicians increased referrals of patients with abnormal results to appropriate care, although subsequent diagnosis of advanced liver disease was uncommon.
25 Aug 2023

Medications for AUD appear beneficial in patients with cirrhosis

A systematic review and meta-analysis found that medications for alcohol use disorder (AUD) were associated with 32% more abstinence versus placebo or standard treatment in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis.
22 Sep 2023

Less frequent dosing of bismuth quadruple therapy appears effective for H. pylori therapy

A study of Spanish patients found that single-capsule bismuth quadruple therapy administered three times a day was more effective for treating Helicobacter pylori than four times a day, with no differences in adherence or safety.
28 Jul 2023

IBD increases long-term stroke risk, study finds

A Swedish study found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were at higher risk for incident stroke, especially ischemic stroke, versus matched controls and versus their siblings for up to 25 years.
23 Jun 2023

Clinical practice update focuses on belching, bloating, distention

The American Gastroenterological Association offered 15 best practices for physicians caring for patients with these common GI symptoms.
28 Jul 2023

Noninvasive methods as good as biopsy for NAFLD prognosis, meta-analysis finds

An analysis of patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compared the prognostic value of liver stiffness measured by vibration-controlled transient elastography, fibrosis-4 index, and NAFLD fibrosis score.
23 Jun 2023

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