It appears that quantitative elastography (QE) is as good as fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in the assessment of pancreatic solid masses (PSMs), but the former can be used as a potential alternative of the latter in cases where the new strain ratio (SR) cutoff-based classifications are applied, suggests a study.
Recurrent bleeding rates among patients with a history of Helicobacter pylori-negative idiopathic ulcer bleeding are low and do not significantly differ between users of the proton pump inhibitor lansoprazole and the histamine 2 receptor antagonist famotidine, according to the results of an industry-independent trial.
Smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with increased prevalence of any and large sessile serrated polyps (SSPs), with smoking cessation exerting a protective effect on the risk of SSPs, a study has found.
Administering ustekinumab at the recommended dose to treat patients with active, moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD) refractory to various biologics and immunosuppressants in clinical practice appears to be safe and effective, a study has found.
Colonoscopy in patients under propofol sedation may be enhanced with the water exchange (WE) method by significantly improving colon cleanliness and overall adenoma detection rate (ADR), suggests a recent study.
While gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is uncommon among patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the complication leads to greater morbidity, mortality and resource utilization, reports a new study.
Abdominal obesity, measured by waist circumference (WC), is a more robust predictor of the risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia (CRN) than overall obesity, measured by body mass index (BMI), in men, according to a study.
Co-therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients receiving low-dose anticoagulation and/or aspirin for stable cardiovascular disease confers no benefit for upper gastrointestinal events but may reduce bleeding due to gastroduodenal lesions, a study has shown.
The combination of metformin, nystatin, linagliptin, rivaroxaban and a high-protein diet is the main cause of nasoenteral tube obstruction, with corresponding odds ratios of 2.0, 3.1, 4.3, 2.4 and 1.9, according to a recent study.