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Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients

Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients

Heavy use in Crohn's, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death

Metachronous gastric cancer risk reduced with H pylori treatment

Antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori in patients who underwent endoscopic resection of early-stage gastric cancer or high-grade adenoma is associated with a reduced rate of metachronous gastric cancer.

Inflammatory bowel disease risk associated with DPP-4 inhibitor use

Patients with type 2 diabetes have a greater risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease when using dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors.

Opinion

Acute abdominal pain, fever may signify diverticulitis

In older patients who complain of fever and lower abdominal pain, consider diverticulitis, especially if the patient has a previous diagnosis of diverticulosis.

Features

Case Study: Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

Case Study: Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and distention, as well as constipation of 8 days' duration.

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.

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