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Gastroenterology

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Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

β€” Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

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Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
Stephen Colbert Has Surgery for Ruptured Appendix

Recent studies have focused on whether appendicitis can be managed with antibiotics alone

Nov 28, 2023
Biologic Therapy for IBD Not Tied to Higher Risk of Major Heart Events

Newer agents also associated with lower VTE risk versus non-advanced treatments

Nov 28, 2023
Chemoimmunotherapy Improves Pathologic Outcomes in Gastroesophageal Carcinoma

Adding atezolizumab to FLOT led to more downstaging, complete regressions versus chemo alone

Nov 24, 2023
Biologic Therapy for IBD Not Tied to Higher Risk of Major Heart Events

Newer agents also associated with lower VTE risk versus non-advanced treatments

Chemoimmunotherapy Improves Pathologic Outcomes in Gastroesophageal Carcinoma

Adding atezolizumab to FLOT led to more downstaging, complete regressions versus chemo alone

Gastroenterology Case Studies

Child Develops Voluminous Diarrhea After Amoxicillin

Discordant test results complicate diagnosis of suspected C. difficile

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Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

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Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

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Two Approaches for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis Go Head-to-Head

Upfront endoscopic necrosectomy wins out on reinterventions, time to clinical improvement

Nov 24, 2023
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Mahvash Disease Case Resolved With Liver Transplantation

Rare disease should be part of the differential in the presence of massive pancreaticomegaly

Nov 22, 2023
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How to Position the Growing Number of Therapies in IBD

"Exciting time" to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, expert says

Nov 21, 2023
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Silent Gastrointestinal Bleeds Track With Antiplatelet Choice After PCI

OPT-PEACE captured serial changes in gastrointestinal tract injury prior to overt bleeding

Nov 17, 2023
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PPAR Agonist Led to 'Clinically Meaningful' Improvement in PBC-Related Pruritus

Seladelpar also improved markers of disease activity versus placebo

Nov 15, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Novel MASH Drug Reduces Liver Fat in Mid-Stage Trial

At highest dose, thyroid hormone receptor-beta agonist decreased liver fat content by 45%

Nov 15, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
New Guselkumab Responses in Ulcerative Colitis Emerge After 12 Weeks

More than half of patients not in early clinical response at week 12 responded by week 24

Nov 14, 2023
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Emergency Liver Transplant Effective for Severe Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

1-year survival reached 78% for patients who received an emergency transplant

Nov 14, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Novel Drug Makes Its Case for Pretreated Primary Biliary Cholangitis

In randomized trial, oral elafibranor induced biochemical response at 1 year in 51% of patients

Nov 14, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Diabetes Linked to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk

Associated risks highest in those with recent diagnoses

Nov 14, 2023
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AKI Response Tied to Improved Survival for Patients Waiting on Liver Transplant

Results highlight the importance of prompt recognition and treatment of acute kidney injury

Nov 13, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
MASLD Predicted to Increase by 23% by Middle of the Century

AASLD president: "No way we are going to be able to transplant our way out of this"

Nov 12, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Opinion
Moving Beyond the 'Angelina Jolie Effect' to Address Cancer Disparities

A "local heroes effect" can better reach communities of color

Nov 09, 2023
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New Oral Drug Approved for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In phase III trials of pretreated patients, fruquintinib improved survival versus placebo

Nov 09, 2023
 FDA APPROVED fruquintinib (Fruzaqla) over a computer rendering of colorectal cancer.
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