Exposure to statins may lower the risk of hepatic decompensation and mortality, as well as reduce portal hypertension, in patients with chronic liver diseases (CLDs), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to pose a risk of major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding that is similar to that with conventional anticoagulation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. On the other hand, dabigatran and rivaroxaban are associated with increased risk of major GI bleeding.
Effective physician communication with chronic liver disease patients is important with respect to the risks of developing liver cancer and the significance of regular screening, particularly among nonwhites and those with lower education, suggests a recent study.
The distribution of platelet count (PC), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lympocyte ratio (PLR) differs significantly between colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and controls, a new study shows.
The addition of oats to a gluten-free diet does not appear to affect symptoms, histology, immunity or serologic features of patients with coeliac disease, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. However, the quality of evidence is low, and geographic distribution is limited.
Switching to esomeprazole improves reflux symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in Japanese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who are refractory to conventional proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a Japanese study has shown.
Public awareness of the specific alarm symptoms of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer are not very prevalent, and healthcare-seeking behaviour regarding the disease remains poor, according to a recent study.
Saccharomyces boulardii aids in lowering Helicobacter pylori colonisation in the gastrointestinal system of asymptomatic primary school children, as reported in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.