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Jury Still Out on Celiac Disease Screening, U.S. Doctors Say

There isn't enough evidence yet to say whether widespread screening for celiac disease makes sense, according to draft guidelines proposed by U.S. physicians.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Liver Transplant Allograft Dysfunction and Kidney Function

Early allograft dysfunction after liver transplantation may lead to renal dysfunction in the form of acute kidney injury or end-stage renal disease.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ozanimod Shows Efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis in Small Trial

In a small, phase 2 clinical trial, the oral experimental lymphocyte trafficking agent increased remissions at one of two dose levels. A safety analysis will require larger, longer trials, however.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Radiofrequency Ablation in Patients With Barrett Esophagus

Is radiofrequency ablation considered to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with Barrett esophagus with low-grade dysplasia, and does it prevent progression to esophageal cancer?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Can Drinking Coffee Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk? CME/CE

: This case-control study demonstrates that coffee consumption yields a lower risk for colorectal cancer, suggesting potential health benefits of the beverage.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Juice, Other Drinks Can Manage Mild Gastroenteritis in Children

Children may be more willing to drink juice and other favorite fluids instead of a less-palatable electrolyte solution, authors wrote.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HER2 Therapy in Advanced Colorectal Cancer: 'Extraordinary'

Treatment-refractory HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer patients achieve remarkable response to a combination targeted therapy regimen.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mucosal Healing With Infliximab Biosimilar in Ulcerative Colitis

About two-thirds of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) had mucosal healing by the end of induction treatment with the infliximab biosimilar CT-P13, according results of the first prospective study to evaluate this.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Tipping Point: Evidence and Best Practices for Facilitating Intestinal Adaptation in Adults With Short Bowel Syndrome CME/CE

This activity is intended for dietitians, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, researchers, and other healthcare providers who are interested in the treatment of adults with short bowel syndrome (SBS).  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Dilute apple juice is good alternative to electrolyte fluids for children with gastroenteritis, study finds

Diluted apple juice may be an appropriate alternative to electrolyte maintenance fluids in children with mild gastroenteritis who have minimal dehydration, a study published in JAMA has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 203

This lateral neck x-ray is from a 60 year old who has presented with a chicken bone stuck in his throat. What can be seen?Answer will be posted on 4/5/16.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Appendectomy and Colectomy Risk in Ulcerative Colitis

Appendectomy does not decrease, and may increase, the risk of colectomy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a retrospective study and meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 202 Answer

The abdominal x-ray shows a thumb-printing sign, as seen below, which is indicative of mucosal oedema of the large bowel due to colitis from a variety of conditions (e.g. ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous colitis, and ischaemic colitis).  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Not All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Colorectal cancer screening works, but other factors are at play as the incidence and mortality of the disease drops in the United States, say a pair of experts.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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H. Pylori Infection and Risk of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Are patients with H. pylori disease at an increased or decreased risk for developing eosinophilic esophagitis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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First Year in Daycare May Be Prime Time for Acute Gastroenteritis

Kids starting daycare may be at increased risk of acute gastroenteritis during the first year but then have few infections later on, according to researchers in The Netherlands.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Colitis-Associated Cancers Differ From Sporadic Colorectal Cancers

Genomic data show differences between colitis-associated cancers and sporadic colorectal cancers and between those associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Impact of Surveillance for Barrett Esophagus on Progression

Does endoscopic surveillance improve detection of esophageal adenocarcinoma at an earlier stage in patients with Barrett's esophagus?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago