ACG and CAG Clinical Guideline: Management of Dyspepsia

23Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Management of Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus

23Jun
2017

Clinical effects of antivirals for hepatitis C: context is critical

23Jun
2017

Update on anti-TNF agents and other new drugs for IBD

23Jun
2017

Aspirin and other NSAIDs and colorectal cancer survival

21Jun
2017

Timing of Aspirin and Other Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use Among Patients With Colorectal Cancer in Relation to Tumor Markers and Survival – Journal of Clinical Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Study Informs NSAID Benefit in Colon Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Observational data suggests a benefit for individuals with KRAS wild-type tumors

 

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines

20Jun
2017

Surgeon Variation in Complications With Minimally Invasive and Open Colectomy

20Jun
2017

Surgeon Variation in Complications With Minimally Invasive and Open Colectomy: Results From the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative – JAMA Surgery (free) (RT @MaryDixonWoods see Tweet)

Surgeon-level variation in complications among surgeons was nearly twice as great for Minimally Invasive Colectomy than for Open Colectomy, implying a need for improved training in adoption of minimally invasive techniques.

 

A Good News Story About Diarrhea

20Jun
2017

Development and validation of risk prediction equations to estimate survival in patients with colorectal cancer

19Jun
2017

Guidelines for gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms

19Jun
2017

Asia–Pacific clinical practice guidelines on the management of hepatocellular carcinoma

16Jun
2017

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Improving Prevention and Survivorship

16Jun
2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Childhood and Adolescence

16Jun
2017

Age-specific risks, severity, time course, and outcome of bleeding on long-term antiplatelet treatment after vascular events

15Jun
2017

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Guideline

12Jun
2017

Role of endoscopy in primary sclerosing cholangitis

11Jun
2017

#ASCO2017 – Risk-Based Approach to Chemotherapy Duration Recommended for Stage III Colon Cancer

7Jun
2017

Antibiotics Versus Surgical Therapy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis (again)

7Jun
2017

Antibiotics Versus Surgical Therapy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Controlled Trials – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Antibiotics Versus Surgery: Equally Effective in Treating Appendicitis? – Medscape (free registration required)

This meta-analysis and the author’s conclusions do not favor antibiotics alone for the treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis, contradiction the results of other recent meta-analysis, as well as a recent guideline on the subject, suggesting antibiotics might be an option in selected cases.

 

Inflammatory bowel disease: Five things physicians and patients should question

7Jun
2017

Association Between Cirrhosis and Stroke

7Jun
2017

Association Between Cirrhosis and Stroke in a Nationally Representative Cohort – JAMA Neurology (free)

Commentary: Cirrhosis Tied to Stroke Risk- Physician’s First Watch (free)

Patients with cirrhosis seem to have a higher risk of stroke, particularly hemorrhagic stroke.

 

Estimates of global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoeal diseases

5Jun
2017

Autoimmune gastritis

4Jun
2017

The diagnosis and management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis

2Jun
2017

Sofosbuvir, Velpatasvir, and Voxilaprevir for Previously Treated HCV Infection

2Jun
2017

Chronic constipation: Update on management

2Jun
2017

Guidelines on the Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection

26May
2017

Guidelines on eosinophilic esophagitis

23May
2017

Reoperation and Medicare Expenditures After Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery

23May
2017

Science Has Begun Taking Gluten Seriously

19May
2017

Science Has Begun Taking Gluten Seriously – The Atlantic (free)

Original article: Long term gluten consumption in adults without celiac disease and risk of coronary heart disease: prospective cohort study – The BMJ (free)

“New research from Harvard and Columbia says gluten does not cause heart disease. Why is that even a question?”

 

Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis

17May
2017

Portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis

17May
2017

Recent advances in the management of variceal bleeding

16May
2017

Review: Hepatic encephalopathy

16May
2017

Deprescribing proton pump inhibitors guideline

15May
2017

Management of intra-abdominal infections

15May
2017

Hepatobiliary Cancers – NCCN Guidelines Insights

12May
2017

Guidelines for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)

10May
2017

Approach to the Patient with Hematochezia

9May
2017

Recommendations on hepatitis C screening for adults

25Apr
2017

Global hepatitis report, 2017 – World Health Organization

24Apr
2017

Report: Global hepatitis report, 2017 – World Health Organization (free)

Press release: New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response (free)

Related resources: WHO’s work on Hepatitis (free) AND Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, 2016-2021 (free)

The World Health Organization has released the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, with estimates on Hepatitis B and C burden, incidence and mortality. According to the report, deaths from viral hepatitis are increasing, with 1.34 million deaths in 2015, a number comparable to deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management

20Apr
2017

Dexamethasone versus for postoperative nausea and vomiting in GI surgery

19Apr
2017

Dexamethasone versus standard treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting in gastrointestinal surgery: randomised controlled trial (DREAMS Trial) – The BMJ (free)

A single dose of 8 mg intravenous dexamethasone at induction of anesthesia reduced postoperative nausea and vomiting with no increase in adverse events.

 

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of drug-induced liver injury

17Apr
2017

Life after breast, prostate, and colon cancer: Primary care’s role

17Apr
2017

ASCO has just published 3 guidelines on the management of pancreatic cancer

14Apr
2017

Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer Guideline

13Apr
2017

Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free)

Due to a recent study showing a 2,5 month increase in median overall survival, the doublet regimen of gemcitabine and capecitabine seems to be preferred in the absence of concerns for toxicity or tolerance.

 

Long-term use of antibiotics and risk of colorectal adenoma

6Apr
2017

Inhaled Corticosteroids May Raise Women’s Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome

6Apr
2017

Management of the Diseases of Mesenteric Arteries and Veins

5Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis

30Mar
2017

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer using dexamethasone mouthwash (SWISH): a single-arm, phase 2 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

See also: SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis Away – Medscape (free registration required)

This simple and inexpensive treatment resulted in a more than ten-times reduction in the incidence of grade 2 or higher stomatitis.

 

A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C

30Mar
2017

Antibiotic Therapy versus Appendectomy for Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis

29Mar
2017

Comparison of Antibiotic Therapy and Appendectomy for Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics(free)

Editorial: Medical Treatment of Pediatric Appendicitis: Are We There Yet? (free)

See also a recent meta-analysis and related commentaries on the same subject (free)

Nonoperative treatment was successful in 90% of cases. Subgroup analysis indicated an increased risk for initial fails and recurrent appendicitis in those with appendicolith.

 

Screening for Celiac Disease

29Mar
2017

Gastric Acid Suppression and Clostridium difficile Infection

28Mar
2017

Association of Gastric Acid Suppression with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

“Another study that suggests gastric acid suppression may increase risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile” (RT @PreetiNMalani)

 

Enhanced recovery after surgery

28Mar
2017

ESPEN guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery

27Mar
2017

HER2 Testing and Clinical Decision Making in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

27Mar
2017

Efficacy of Heat-Stable Oral Rotavirus Vaccine

23Mar
2017
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