Cardiology

Review: SSRI use ups risk of upper GI bleeding

(HealthDay)—Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use is associated with increased risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), according to a meta-analysis published in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Update on new treatments for liver diseases

Cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two serious liver conditions with limited pharmacological treatments. The December issues of AGA's journals—Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Gastroenterology—highlight ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sleep duration affects risk for ulcerative colitis

If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official ...

Other

Simulation-based training improves endoscopy execution

(HealthDay)—Simulation-based training (SBT) improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice, according to research published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral sodium phosphate doesn't up acute kidney injury

(HealthDay)—Use of oral sodium phosphate (OSP) for bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy is not associated with the risk of postprocedure acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published in the September issue ...

Cancer

No link found between diverticular disease, cancer

(HealthDay)—Colonic diverticular disease does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to research published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drinking coffee, smoking may protect against cholangitis

(HealthDay)—Coffee consumption and smoking might protect against the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low vitamin D levels tied to increased cancer risk in IBD

(HealthDay)—Low plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) are associated with an increased risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a study published in the May issue of Clinical ...

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