Miscellaneous Gastrohepatic Disorders

Intrahepatic Cholestasis Following Regular Consumption of Herbal Tea

By October 17, 2017

The case involved a 30-year-old female with a history of anxiety and migraine who presented with complaints of malaise, right upper quadrant pain, worsening jaundice, dark colored urine, and itching; these symptoms had been going on for a few weeks.

ACG: Prevalence of Burnout Examined Among Gastroenterologists

October 16, 2017

Factors associated with burnout include female sex, spending more hours on domestic chores, child care

Early-Life Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease: Is There an Association?

October 10, 2017

The researchers found that exposure to and frequency of use of any antibiotic assessed in the study in early life or before seroconversion was not associated with the risk of developing islet or celiac disease autoimmunity.

Antibiotic Class Linked to Increased Risk of GI Perforation

By September 18, 2017

The researchers compared a cohort of 17,510 individuals diagnosed with GI perforation to a matched group of 1,751,000 controls.

What Are the Clinical Characteristics of Hepatic Sarcoidosis?

By September 18, 2017

Most patients were asymptomatic and the diagnosis was discovered in pursuit of other abnormal biochemical tests and imaging studies. In the majority of patients, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) were elevated (88 and 90%, respectively).

Treating HCV Infection May Prevent Development of Chronic Kidney Disease

By September 18, 2017

Using several databases, the researchers examined the association of HCV infection with the incidence of CKD.

Statins May Lower the Risk of Premature Death in Alcoholic Cirrhosis

By September 08, 2017

Results found that mortality rates were 88 (95% CI; 73-105) per 1,000 years for patients using statins and 127 (95% CI; 114-141) for non-statin patients, the hazard ratio was 0.57 (95% CI; 0.41-0.71).

Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection

By August 15, 2017

After adjusting for socioeconomic index, diabetes, level of education, sex and age, an increased risk of pneumococcal infection among celiac disease patients was noted.

Value of Enhanced Recovery Protocol in Colon, Rectal Sx

July 11, 2017

Based on one retrospective review of 8 years of compliance, the strongest predictors of shorter length of stay were identified as no nasogastric tube, early mobilization, early oral nutrition, early removal of epidural and urinary catheter, and nonopioid analgesia.

FDA, CDC: Hepatitis A Linked to Contaminated Fish

By June 02, 2017

The tuna, sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company, Vietnam, and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc., Philippines, was shipped to the U.S. and may potentially have been used by establishments in Texas, Oklahoma, and California.

CDC: Severe Toxicity, Liver Transplants Following Mushroom Poisonings

By June 01, 2017

Amatoxins, the principle toxic alkaloids found in these mushrooms, account for over 90% of deaths related to mushroom poisonings.

First-of-its-Kind Device Cleared to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

By May 12, 2017

All 16 infants in the clinical trial of the device demonstrated a successful joining of their esophagus within 3-10 days after receiving it.

Novel Treatment for IgG4-Related Disease Gains Orphan Drug Status

By May 12, 2017

There is currently no approved treatment for lgG4-RD, which is a newly recognized disorder and is estimated to affect 40,000 individuals in the U.S.

Important Information for Clinicians Prescribing Sucraid

By May 04, 2017

The FDA is recommending that clinicians prioritize access to the unapproved lot of Sucraid for patients with severe CSID and for patients with evidence of malnutrition.

Gluten Consumption and CVD Risk: What's the Link?

May 04, 2017

For the vast majority of people who can tolerate it, restricting gluten to improve your overall health is likely not to be a beneficial strategy, found the authors.

Report Sheds Light on Physician Compensation by Location, Gender

By April 26, 2017

Which cities report the highest physician compensation?

Propofol Use Linked to Rare Case of Fatal Pancreatitis

April 26, 2017

57-year-old woman developed severe abdominal pain with nausea, vomiting after thyroidectomy

EASL: 2017 HBV Infection Management Guidelines

By April 20, 2017

The updated guidelines include new definitions of disease phases, expanded indications for initiating treatment and recommendations for special populations.

EASL Issues Guidelines on Primary Biliary Cholangitis Management

By April 19, 2017

EASL recommends the use of oral ursodeoxycholic acid at 13—15mg/kg/day as first-line treatment for patients with primary biliary cholangitis; treatment is usually continued for life.

Oral Anticoagulants Compared for Gastrointestinal Safety

April 10, 2017

The researchers found the risk of GI bleeding was lower for apixaban versus dabigatran or rivaroxaban.

Common Intestinal Infection Linked to Celiac Disease

April 07, 2017

Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten

Celiac Disease and Anorexia: Is There a Link?

April 03, 2017

Karl Mårild, MD, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues examined the association.

Childhood Obesity Ups NAFLD Risk in Adulthood

March 29, 2017

Likelihood of having NAFLD and ALT elevation can be mitigated by becoming nonobese in adulthood

Novel Budesonide Prep May Treat Rare GI Disorder

March 28, 2017

A trial involving 93 eosinophilic esophagitis patients aged 11 to 40 years with dysphagia were randomly allocated to receive either budesonide oral suspension or placebo twice daily.

Does Pre-Op Opioid Use Influence Post-Op Outcomes?

March 22, 2017

Preoperative opioid use linked to increased likelihood of longer hospital stay, rate of 30-day readmission

Gluten Consumption Tied to Lower T2DM Risk

March 10, 2017

People eating least amount of gluten found more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say

Is Drug Therapy Effective for Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children?

By March 07, 2017

In this study, researchers aimed to determine how effective these pharmacological interventions are in school-aged children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP).

Clinician Fails to Follow Up on Crucial Information

By March 02, 2017

This case examines a situation where a physician did not act on a bit of information that he should have taken quite seriously.

AGA Releases Obesity Practice Guide

By February 28, 2017

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released an 'Obesity Practice Guide', providing gastroenterologists with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary process to lead safe and effective weight management for obese patients.

Coffee as Adjunct in Postoperative Gynecologic Surgery Care?

February 06, 2017

Coffee consumption speeds the time to bowel movement after complete staging surgery of gynecologic cancers, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.