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Cyclic vomiting syndrome affects 42 per 100,000 Medicaid beneficiaries, study finds

Within 30 days of diagnosis of cyclic vomiting syndrome, only 32% to 35% of adult patients had prescriptions for prophylactic treatment and 47% to 55% for acute treatment, according to an industry-funded study of U.S. claims databases.
26 Jan 2024


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

In symptomatic adults undergoing high-resolution manometry, long-term opioid use was linked to esophageal dysmotility

The results of a recent meta-analysis highlight the need for clinicians to widen their perspective on the risks of opioids to include both upper and lower GI motility disorders, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.
22 Dec 2023

Serum ferritin values may improve risk stratification of MASLD patients

Baseline hyperferritinemia occurred in almost one-third of study patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) and was associated with higher stages of fibrosis.
26 Jan 2024

AGA issues guidance on diet, nutrition in IBD

A new clinical practice update from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) covers the role of diet and nutritional therapies in managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and identifying and treating malnutrition in IBD patients.
23 Feb 2024

Spotlight on cholesterol and the liver

Very low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of liver complications in the general population, a European study found, while a study of Chinese patients with primary biliary cholangitis showed that high total cholesterol levels predicted liver disease.
23 Feb 2024

For ulcerative colitis, ustekinumab safe, effective through 4 years, industry study finds

Most patients who had symptomatic remission of their ulcerative colitis on the drug maintained it without corticosteroids, an extension of a randomized trial found.
22 Dec 2023

Thalidomide reduced bleeding in patients with small-intestinal angiodysplasia

A total of 68.6% of patients who were randomized to 100 mg of thalidomide daily (taken in four doses a day) had a reduction of at least 50% in bleeding episodes in the year after treatment compared to 16% of those on placebo.
22 Dec 2023

Score validated to assess patients with laryngeal symptoms for risk of GERD

In a study of 856 adults with chronic laryngeal symptoms, researchers created and validated a risk score, called COuGH RefluX, that is 79% sensitive and 81% specific for identifying gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
23 Feb 2024

Undiagnosed liver disease frequently found among patients with cognitive impairment

Among 177,422 veterans with dementia and no prior cirrhosis diagnosis, 10.3% had a Fibrosis-4 score suggestive of advanced fibrosis and 5.3% had a score suggestive of cirrhosis.
23 Feb 2024

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