The rates of hospitalization and early readmission are high among patients with decompensated cirrhosis, according to a study. Furthermore, an early readmission to an acute care hospital is an independent risk factor for mortality in such patients for at least 1 year following initial hospitalization.
Management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through a multidisciplinary tumour board (MDTB) results in significantly higher rates of receipt of therapy and improved survival, according to a recent study.
There are marked increases in the diagnosis of adenomas in the right colon with the use of colonoscopy with right-sided retroflexion compared with conventional colonoscopy, according to a recent study. In addition, the procedure has a high rate of manoeuvre success and small risk of adverse events.
A recent study has found that food bolus impaction or strictures predict most episodes of oesophageal perforation, a rare but serious complication of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) that occurs in about 2 percent of cases. This suggests that patients with fibrostenotic disease due to longer duration of symptoms are at increased risk.
Rifaximin appears to confer increased survival benefit in hepatic encephalopathy patients without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in addition to reducing the risks of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, variceal bleeding and recurrent hepatic encephalopathy, according to a study.
Women with Crohn’s disease are at greater risk of ectopic pregnancies compared with those who do not have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a recent study suggests. Moreover, undergoing a surgery for IBD prior to pregnancy appears to contribute to a nonsignificant increase in risk of the pregnancy complication.
Compared with other types of spondyloarthritis (SpA), SpA associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-SpA) has significantly less frequency of dactylitis, enthesitis and anterior uveitis (AU), a recent study has found.
The serum pepsinogen test—which is relatively
simple, inexpensive, sensitive and specific—is a potentially viable method for
the screening and detection of Kazakh early gastric cancer, a new study claims.
No association exists between early colonoscopy and reduced rebleeding, length of stay (LOS) or surgery in patients with severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB), according to a new study. However, early colonoscopy correlates with a higher rate of source localization and endoscopic intervention.