Should hospitalists use albumin to treat non-SBP infections in patients with cirrhosis?
September 22, 2021
Study data suggest that albumin may be beneficial in improving renal and circulatory function.
COVID-19: New GI symptoms don’t raise death risk in IBD
August 27, 2021
International registry data show new onset of GI symptoms is common in IBD patients with COVID-19 regardless of IBD disease status.
C. Diff eradication not necessary for clinical cure of recurrent infections with fecal transplant
July 27, 2021
“I think the advice should be: Give a full anti–C. diff antibiotic course to treat the C. diff infection, and then give FMT afterward to restore the microbiota.”
Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis may not be effective
July 26, 2021
In patients with cirrhosis, is antibiotic prophylaxis beneficial to prevent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?
Acid suppression therapy increases intestinal colonization of MDROs
July 22, 2021
Is acid suppression therapy associated with an increased risk of intestinal colonization with multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDROs)?
Clostridioides difficile: Two sets of guidelines disagree
July 8, 2021
Clinicians may find themselves trying to reconcile conflicts between the American College of Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines.
C. difficile guidelines offer new possibilities
June 24, 2021
Updated recommendations address issues of diagnosis, recurrence, and fecal microbial transplant.
Fact or fiction? Intravascular contrast and acute kidney injury
June 22, 2021
The risks of contrast-associated AKI are overstated, implying the truer danger lies with inadequate imaging.
Safety-net burden linked with poorer inpatient cirrhosis outcomes
June 21, 2021
Even so, hospitalizations and mortality were still higher in Black patients than White patients after controlling for hospitals’ safety-net burden.
In acute lower GI bleeding, there may be no benefit to early colonoscopy
June 4, 2021
Does early colonoscopy within 24 hours of presentation for adults with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding improve outcomes, compared with elective colonoscopy beyond 24 hours?