Clinicians may want to consider probiotics as an alternative therapy to ease symptoms or even prevent difficult-to-treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, according to a researcher at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.
Strong evidence indicates that mesalamine, sulfasalazine, and other 5-aminosalicylic drugs effectively induce remission in mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) and prevent relapse in quiescent UC.
Tainted raw bean and seed sprouts grown in Germany spread the strain of Escherichia coli that caused an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) there and in other European countries.
Patients who maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) can significantly reduce their risk for diverticulitis, according to research presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 39th Annual PA Meeting.
A new test is available that can rapidly detect Clostridium difficile and the presence of toxin B gene, a strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea, colitis and in some cases, severe intestinal conditions that can result in death.
Patients with chronic kidney disease as determined by elevated creatinine, cystatin C and albuminuria, had a 3-fold increased risk for death and a 4-fold increased risk for end-stage renal disease compared with those whose CKD was predicted by creatinine alone.