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Apixaban linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Apixaban linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Apixaban is associated with a lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding than rivaroxaban or dabigatran.

Feature An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

News Celiac disease linked to diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Celiac disease linked to diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Celiac disease is associated with anorexia nervosa before and after a diagnosis of celiac disease.

News FDA approves first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test

FDA approves first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test

The test will provide information on an individual's genetic predisposition to 10 diseases or conditions.

News Screening for celiac disease: A USPSTF recommendation statement

Screening for celiac disease: A USPSTF recommendation statement

The USPSTF evaluated the benefits and harms of screening vs not screening, targeted vs universal screening, and treatment for celiac disease.

News Gastric acid suppressants may increase risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Gastric acid suppressants may increase risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

A meta-analysis suggests that patients who take gastric acid suppressants may have a higher risk for recurrent CDI.

Healthday Predicting high healthcare costs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Predicting high healthcare costs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers identified 5 factors that identify patients with IBD at high risk for hospitalization, emergency department visits, and high treatment charges in the next year.

News Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.

News Budesonide oral suspension may be effective for eosinophilic esophagitis

Budesonide oral suspension may be effective for eosinophilic esophagitis

Budesonide oral suspension treatment improved symptomatic, endoscopic, and histologic parameters in eosinophilic esophagitis.

News Irritable bowel syndrome medication linked to pancreatitis in certain patients

Irritable bowel syndrome medication linked to pancreatitis in certain patients

The FDA has received 120 reports of serious cases of pancreatitis or death after the approval of Viberzi in May 2015.

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