Researchers assessed the decline in high-risk GI and pancreato-biliary lesions detected during the COVID-19 pandemic due to reduced numbers of endoscopic procedures performed.
A patient presenting with sudden-onset dysphagia and vomiting initially is diagnosed with GERD but does not respond to PPIs. What is your diagnosis?
A 72-year-old woman with a history of narcotic bowel syndrome and prior abdominal surgeries presents to the ED for management of severe right lower abdominal and rectal pain. What is your diagnosis?
Investigators sought to better understand the immunologic mechanisms behind increased susceptibility to secondary respiratory infections.
Researchers evaluated the effects of a low FODMAP diet delivered via smart phone app vs standard otilonium bromide treatment in patients with IBS.
Findings support continued use of ultrasonography alone to evaluate the severity of gallbladder disease in patients with obesity.
Demand increased for inpatient consults, inpatient endoscopic interventions for alcohol-related GI, liver diseases, particularly alcoholic hepatitis
Studies have demonstrated an association between direct-acting antiviral therapy and a reduction in both the incidence and severity of extrahepatic manifestations of HCV.
Black patients have better liver function at the time of hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis.
Researchers analyzed data from patients with chronic hepatitis B to identify predictors of relapse in those who discontinued NAs and determined if existing rules for stopping NA therapy can be improved.