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.
Speakers at Digestive Disease Week shared research on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health care utilization, telehealth, and outcomes for patients with GI cancers.
This past month featured research on colorectal cancer prevention with both aspirin and diet, as well as a new clinical practice update from the American Gastroenterological Association on chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasia.
High-dose proton-pump inhibitors and aspirin appeared effective for chemoprevention in patients with Barrett's esophagus in one study, while another study found a positive association between human papillomavirus status and survival in patients with
Recent studies assessed the association between proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and cancer, as well as the effects of PPI treatment after a cancer diagnosis.
Over the past month, multiple studies found that kidney and liver transplantation using organs from deceased donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be effective in HCV-negative recipients treated with a direct-acting antiviral regimen.
One recent study found a link between depression and diarrhea and constipation, while another found that cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective treatment for patients with refractory irritable bowel syndrome.
Recent research looked at the response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as examined COVID-19 vaccine uptake and offered ways to address vaccine hesitancy in this population.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was the focus of two recent studies this month, which analyzed patients with symptoms of diarrhea-predominant IBS and IBS after infectious enteritis.
Use of gastric acid suppressants was linked with increased risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and of first-time ischemic stroke in recent research.