Search results for "Keeping tabs"
Spotlight on statins and chronic liver disease
Recent studies found associations between statin use and decreased risks of severe liver disease and mortality in patients with chronic liver disease.
26 May 2023
Keeping tabs: Spotlight on colorectal cancer screening intervals
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
Spotlight on the cost of gastroenteritis
Two industry-funded studies looked at the economic burden of acute infectious gastroenteritis among U.S. adults and found that use of large multiplex polymerase chain reaction panels was associated with similar costs as traditional workup.
24 Feb 2023
Spotlight on H. pylori and gastric cancer risk
Recent studies in Japan found that eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection may be particularly important for gastric cancer prevention in certain patients and that lack of follow-up after eradication is a risk factor for undifferentiated gastric cancer.
21 Apr 2023
Spotlight on CRC screening and follow-up
Several recent studies focused on screening and follow-up for colorectal cancer (CRC), including one that found differences in decision making between primary care physicians and gastroenterologists on surveillance colonoscopies in older adults.
27 Jan 2023
Spotlight on National CRC Awareness Month
For National Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month, this Spotlight reviewed recent studies reporting “a rapidly changing landscape of disease that foreshadows less favorable trends ahead” and comparing time to CRC diagnosis and treatment between younger and older adults.
24 Mar 2023
Spotlight on pancreatic cancer risk
Recent studies assessed how use of dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers, sustained exposure to hyperglycemia, recurrence of acute pancreatitis, and a range of dietary patterns may influence pancreatic cancer risk.
23 Dec 2022
Spotlight on alcohol use and health outcomes
One recent study estimated that 1 in 8 deaths among U.S. adults ages 20 to 64 years is due to excessive alcohol consumption, while others examined all-cause and liver-related mortality in excessive drinkers and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with alcohol-related liver disease.
18 Nov 2022
Spotlight on surgical management of IBD
One recent study found that Black patients are at increased risk of morbidity after surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), while another found benefit of early surgery after diagnosis in certain patients.
28 Oct 2022
Spotlight on digestive risks of newer diabetes drugs
Recent studies linked the use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists to risk of digestive diseases, such as acute cholecystitis.
23 Sep 2022