Gastroenterology

Reference Infliximab, Biosimilar Equivalent for Crohn's Disease

December 12, 2018

CT-P13, which is a biosimilar of the reference product (RP) infliximab, has equivalent effectiveness for infliximab-naive patients with Crohn's disease, according to a new study.

Omegaven Available for Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis

By December 10, 2018

Fresenius Kabi announced the availability of Omegaven (fish oil triglycerides) injectable emulsion as a source of calories and fatty acids for pediatric patients with parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

December 10, 2018

An ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol (UROPP) can reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients after gynecologic and abdominal surgery without negative health consequences, according to a new study.

Gastric Acid Suppressant Use in the US Examined Over a 7-Year Period

By December 07, 2018

To identify trends in gastric acid suppressant use, researchers analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. They classified any outpatient visit with a documented prescription for a proton pump inhibitor or histamine-2 receptor antagonist as a gastric acid suppressant use.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

December 06, 2018

Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women

Case Highlights Links Between Colonoscopy Prep and Esophageal Rupture

March 25, 2016

Esophageal rupture can occur in association with colonoscopy preparation, according to a letter to the editor published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Is IV Magnesium the Best Approach to Managing EGFRI-Induced Hypomagnesemia?

By March 14, 2016

The first systematic review of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor induced hypomagnesemia has concluded no optimal magnesium supplement strategy currently exists to reverse the depletion effects.

Ranson's Score Calculator

February 03, 2016

A calculator that estimates mortality of patients with pancreatitis, based on initial and 48-hour lab values

Is Acute Pancreatitis More Common in Statin Users?

By December 07, 2015

Small gallstones could be the cause of idiopathic pancreatitis in up to 10-20% of cases, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has found

Highest, Lowest U.S. Organ Donation Rates Ranked by Region

May 29, 2015

In the United States, organ donor rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York state, according to a report published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

More Vegetables Could Reduce Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

November 04, 2014

Increased intake of vegetables, but not fruit, is associated with a reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Healthy Habits Before CRC Surgery May Speed Recovery

October 28, 2014

Exercising, eating a healthy diet, and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appear to speed a patient's recovery.

For GI Cancer Patients,Unplanned Hospitalizations Common

October 21, 2014

Unplanned hospitalizations among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer are common, with top reasons including electrolyte disorders, intestinal obstruction, and pneumonia.

Simulation-Based Training Improves Endoscopy Execution

October 17, 2014

Simulation-based training (SBT) improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice.

Tailored Intervention Does Not Up CRC Screening Rates

May 16, 2014

An interactive multimedia computer program tailored to expanded health belief model sociopsychological factors is no more effective for encouraging colorectal cancer screening than a control nontailored informational program.