Apixaban outmatches rivaroxaban for VTE in study
December 6, 2021
These real-world findings may guide selection of initial anticoagulant therapy, according to authors of the paper.
Microbiome therapeutic offers durable protection against C. difficile recurrence
May 28, 2021
“The hope would be that one or more ... would probably replace the vast majority of FMT [procedures] that we do clinically,”said Dr. Sahil Khanna.
One-third of critical illness survivors emerge from ICU with functional deterioration
November 18, 2020
One-third of patients who survived nonsurgical ICU admission had evidence of functional status decline.
Antibiotics fail to improve colon ischemia outcomes
November 3, 2020
There were no differences in 30-day mortality between groups that received antibiotics and those that did not.
COVID-19: Convalescent plasma falls short in phase 2 trial
October 22, 2020
Convalescent plasma may reduce viral load, hospital stay, and mortality, but randomized controlled trials to date have ended prematurely.
More data on impact of corticosteroids on COVID-19 mortality in patients with COPD
October 9, 2020
Patients with COPD or asthma who used ICS on a regular basis were more likely to die from COVID-19.
INR fails to predict bleeding in patients with cirrhosis
October 6, 2020
The investigators hope the study findings reinforce minimizing administration of fresh frozen plasma for inappropriate correction of international normalized ratio, which carries a multitude of adverse effects among cirrhotic patients.
Mounting data support COVID-19 acute pancreatitis
September 9, 2020
“It has become increasingly clear that COVID-19 has systemic effects that also includes the gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary systems,” the investigators wrote.
Pandemic worsens disparities in GI and liver disease
September 1, 2020
Creative local solutions are needed to address screening and health care problems.
COVID-associated pancreatitis may disproportionately affect young, overweight men
June 24, 2020
The endocrine pancreas may be “particularly vulnerable to this infection” and may result in prolonged hospital stays from poor diabetic control.