The AAFP has created an alcohol screening practice manual to help family physicians prevent alcohol misuse.
The use of palliative care increased from 2006 to 2012 among patients with end-stage liver disease.
The prompt increased hepatitis C screening rates among baby boomers in primary care by 5-fold.
Telbivudine administered during early and middle pregnancy prevented hepatitis B transmission from mother to infants in all participants receiving antiviral treatment.
The update includes 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children and groups antibiotics into 3 distinct categories.
The score could help predict advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults younger than 50 years of age.
The Rotterdam Study found that frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population.
Hepatitis C treatment in HIV coinfection cases is effective with standardized nurse and pharmacist support for patients in an urban clinic.
The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between coffee consumption and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Pregnant women with a high hepatitis B viral load who receive tenofovir have a reduced risk for passing the virus to their child.
The guideline is intended to be an educational device to provide information that may assist endoscopists in providing care to patients.
The researchers found that the average survival after surgery for those receiving capecitabine was longer compared with those who only had surgery.
Gluten-rich food may lead to symptom onset, specifically early satiety, in patients with functional dyspepsia.
The guidelines facilitate a holistic, lifelong approach to the management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis.
The updated guidelines include substantial changes in the management of hepatitis B based on the latest scientific evidence.
Treatment was effective in patients under 6 years who received 50 mg/day of zinc as an initial dose.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.
Statin use decreased rates of decompensation in patients with liver cirrhosis due to HBV and HCV infections and in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis.
Patients with chronic HCV infection who have achieved a sustained virologic response with treatment may still be at risk for complications such as hepatocellular carcinoma.
The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Aggressive testing, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods, such as needle exchange for those who inject drugs, are some of the options that the NASEM explored to target hepatitis elimination.
Harvoni and Sovaldi have been approved for pediatric patients with HCV genotypes.
Regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C that included ribavirin had more mild or moderate adverse events than those without.
Drug-drug interactions are common in patients taking hepatitis C virus medications, and consulting with a pharmacist can be beneficial.
A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Implementation of the FODMAP diet is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of IBS, including bloating and abdominal pain.
Thirty-eight of 231 NCGS patients showed gluten-specific symptoms when completing the placebo-controlled gluten challenge.
The American College of Gastroenterology has released recommendations of preferred approaches for diagnosing and evaluating patients with abnormal liver test results.
Surgical intervention after 24.5 days of acute pancreatitis may be beneficial for reducing postoperative complications.