Real-world data from the PCORnet* Bariatric Study suggest that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may be preferable to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in inducing and maintaining type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission.
A phase III study has shown the noninferiority of the potassium-competitive acid blocker vonoprazan to the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) lansoprazole for the management of erosive oesophagitis (EO) in an Asian* cohort.
Adopting the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) can help increase the abundance of specific bacterial taxa that confer benefits for frailty, cognitive function and inflammatory status in older people, a recent study reports.
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is detected in stool specimens of all hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a study, with a viral load comparable to that of deep-throat saliva specimens. According to researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), stool may be used as an alternative to deep-throat saliva for COVID-19 screening.
A quantitative assessment showed that gluten cross-contact in school environments may pose a concern for children with coeliac disease (CD), underscoring hygiene practices to mitigate the risk of gluten transfer.
Bleeding in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract conferred a high risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients receiving oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF), a retrospective study has shown, underlining the potential of lower GI bleeding as a marker of CRC.
A high atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) is a strong risk factor for developing subclinical renal damage (SRD) and is associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urinary albumin-to-creatine ratio (uACR), a recent study has shown.A novel electronic nose device can reliably detect Barrett’s oesophagus (BO) and may present an efficient, minimally invasive option for early detection of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), according to a recent study.
Some patients with colitis are more likely than others to develop cuffitis after proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), according to a retrospective study presented at the annual Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.
Every-two-month injections of the long-acting cabotegravir + rilpivirine were noninferior to once-monthly injections for virologic suppression at 48 weeks in people living with HIV*, according to the ATLAS-2M** study presented at CROI 2020 — thus providing a potential option with more convenient dosing.
Sustained use of lopinavir-combined regimen appears to confer benefits among patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with improvement possibly indicated by increasing eosinophils, suggests a recent study.
COVID-19 is a novel disease, with no existing immunity. The virus can be transmitted from person to person, quickly and exponentially. Here’s what we can do to slow down the spread, if not contain the outbreak.