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.
Recent studies assessed the association between proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and cancer, as well as the effects of PPI treatment after a cancer diagnosis.
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.
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.
Recent research focused on colorectal neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), identifying both risk factors, including a novel association with cigarette smoke exposure, and protective factors.
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.
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
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.
In the past month, researchers assessed potential treatments of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reviewed likely causes of the condition, and quantified the daily challenges facing patients with IBS.
One study looked at 10-year U.S. mortality trends related to chronic liver diseases, while another assessed mortality from cirrhosis and liver cancer in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016.