CT for Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain is Less Accurate Without Contrast
September 1, 2023
Dr. Gordon Clinical question: How does the addition of contrast to a CT abdomen and pelvis ordered to evaluate abdominal pain in an emergency department (ED) setting impact diagnostic...
Updates on Gastroenterology and Hepatology
July 5, 2023
Dr. Sears’s fun, fast-paced speaking style peppered with her wellness moments (and El Arroyo quotes) always make for an excellent learning experience. Her quick recap on acute pancreatitis...
Endoscopic Intervention Within 6-24 Hours for Non-variceal Upper GI Bleeding Leads to More Favorable Outcomes Compared to Early and Late Intervention
March 1, 2023
Clinical question: How does the timing of endoscopic intervention affect clinical outcomes in patients with acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding? Background: Previous studies have...
Non-gastrointestinal complications, including ischemic stroke, are more common than bleeding or perforation following screening colonoscopy in older adults
May 2, 2022
Clinical question: What serious non-gastrointestinal adverse events are due to screening colonoscopy? Dr. Gordon Background: Although the gastrointestinal (GI) risks of colonoscopy have been...
Safe to treat mild acute diverticulitis without antibiotics outside the hospital?
April 1, 2022
Dr. Scaletta Clinical question: Can clinicians successfully manage mild acute diverticulitis on an outpatient basis without antibiotics? Background: Incidence of diverticular disease is...
Hemostatic powder noninferior in nonvariceal upper GI bleeds
December 6, 2021
TC-325 hemostatic powder compares well with standard endoscopic treatment of acute nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding in a new study.
Antibiotics vs. placebo in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis
December 3, 2021
Does antibiotic therapy decrease length of hospital stay for patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis?
Tranexamic acid does not reduce risk of death in GI bleed
December 2, 2021
In patients with GI bleeding, does high-dose tranexamic acid (TXA) reduce the risk of death?
Oakland score identifies patients with lower GI bleed at low risk for adverse events
November 23, 2021
Is the Oakland score a valid tool to assess the risk of adverse outcomes in adult patients with acute lower GI bleed (LGIB)?
Is ERCP indicated in gallstone pancreatitis without cholangitis?
November 22, 2021
How necessary is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy in acute gallstone pancreatitis?