• Can Celecoxib or Helicobacter pylori Eradication...

    Added On : 8th November 2011

    Can Celecoxib or Helicobacter pylori Eradication Reduce Gastric Lesions?

    Regression of precancerous lesions was better with either treatment than with placebo.

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding with Low-Dose Aspirin

    Added On : 21st November 2011

    A meta-analysis supports evidence of increased risk for GI bleeding from low-dose aspirin alone and in combination with clopidogrel or anticoagulants.

    Aspirin in low doses (75325 mg/day) is commonly used as secondary prophylaxis after cardiovascular thrombotic events. However, its value for primary prophylaxis is unclear because of evidence that it increases the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding.

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding with Low-Dose Aspirin

    Added On : 21st November 2011

    A meta-analysis supports evidence of increased risk for GI bleeding from low-dose aspirin alone and in combination with clopidogrel or anticoagulants.

    Aspirin in low doses (75325 mg/day) is commonly used as secondary prophylaxis after cardiovascular thrombotic events. However, its value for primary prophylaxis is unclear because of evidence that it increases the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding.

  • Aspirin 600 mg Daily Reduced Cancers...

    Added On : 4th December 2011

    Aspirin 600 mg Daily Reduced Cancers in Lynch Syndrome

    Patients randomized to aspirin for 2 years had about half the risk for colorectal cancer as a placebo group.

    New findings on the chemopreventive effects of aspirin are now available from a randomized, controlled study the first to use cancer as the study endpoint.

  • A New Way to Assess Risk...

    Added On : 17th December 2011

    A New Way to Assess Risk in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding?

    An assessment of five readily available measures in emergency settings could improve patient triage and outcomes.

  • Diagnosing Gastroenterological Causes...

    Added On : 30th December 2011

    Diagnosing Gastroenterological Causes of Noncardiac Chest Pain

    Endoscopy and pH tests should be used to confirm GERD status to guide decisions on treatment with PPIs and the need for further diagnostic testing.

  • Better Adherence to CT Colonography...

    Added On : 12th January 2012

    Better Adherence to CT Colonography Might Not Trump Colonoscopy Advantages

    In a randomized, controlled trial in the Netherlands, adherence to CT colonography was higher than to colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, but results might not be generalizable to the U.S.

  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher After Adenoma Removal

    Added On : 26th January 2012

    People who had undergone adenoma removal had a higher risk for colorectal cancer than the general population.

    Studies estimating the risk for colorectal cancer in patients who have undergone adenoma removal versus the general population have yielded widely discordant results. These discrepancies can sometimes be explained by variability in patient eligibility requirements, types of follow-up, and source populations.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Increasing

    Added On : 9th February 2012

    A review of published research worldwide showed increasing incidence of both Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis but lacked data from developing countries.

    To summarize worldwide data on the incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which comprises ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn disease (CD) researchers systematically reviewed 238 incidence and 122 prevalence studies. The highest percentage of studies came from Europe, the second highest from Asia and the Middle East, and the third highest from North America.

  • Same-Day vs. Split-Dose Bowel Preparation...

    Added On : 23rd February 2012

    Same-Day vs. Split-Dose Bowel Preparation for Afternoon Colonoscopy

    Same-day preparation produced better cleansing, with fewer adverse events and less disruption of daily activities.