Mortality is similar between early cholecystectomy and wait-and-watch strategy after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES), but findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis recommend laparoscopic cholecystectomy as it is associated with lower rates of subsequent recurrent cholecystitis, cholangitis and biliary colic even in high-risk surgical patients.
Low-dose aspirin users appear to be at greater risk of lower (LGIB) than upper gastrointestinal bleeding, a study has found. Furthermore, LGIB is associated with higher rates of hospitalization or death within 30 days.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment may benefit patients with HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who respond to the initial HCC palliative treatment, suggest the results of a study, adding, however, that treating HCV in HCC patient undergoing noncurative HCC treatment remains debatable.
The time of day does not appear to have a significant effect on colonoscopy adenoma detection rates (ADR), when the procedure is performed by endoscopists working block shifts, according to a recent meta-analysis. However, those working
full-day blocks may show significantly lower detection rates in the
High plasma levels of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) linoleic and α-linolenic acids and the monounsaturated FA (MUFA) oleic acid are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, while the reverse is seen for increased synthesis of arachidonic acid (an omega-6 PUFA), according to data from the Singapore Chinese Health Study (SCHS).
A new technology involving the use of monocyte-derived hepatocyte-like (MH) cells has demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI), data presented at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 held in Hong Kong have shown.