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
Recent studies evaluated early versus late response to biologic therapy, treatment response and infection risk, and endoscopic outcomes.
26 Jan 2024
An industry-funded trial of patients with self-reported gluten sensitivity found that symptoms were tied to the expectation of gluten more than actual consumption, while a study of celiac disease patients found that their symptoms often persisted after elimination of gluten.
22 Dec 2023
One recent study looked at screening based on age and family history, while another looked at the effectiveness of fecal immunochemical testing with and without postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy.
27 Oct 2017
Age-based screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) results in underscreening of older, healthier patients, one study found, while a trial showed that personalized information about CRC risk from a primary care clinician led to more appropriate use of screening.
17 Nov 2023
One recent study quantified the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) among patients with cirrhosis undergoing CT with contrast, while a review offered advice on diagnosis, nonpharmacological management, and prevention of AKI in cirrhosis.
27 Oct 2023
One study found low risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with nonerosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), while another showed that antireflux surgery did not appear to decrease cancer risk among patients with Barrett's esophagus.
22 Sep 2023
Recent studies looked at predicting readmissions, treating acute kidney injury, and improving health literacy in patients hospitalized with cirrhosis.
25 Aug 2023
Studies published in the past month found a relationship between psychological factors, including anxiety and depression, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
28 Jul 2023
Bloating is common throughout the world, is strongly associated with abdominal pain, and may improve with adequate doses of rifaximin, recent studies found.
23 Jun 2023