Upper GI bleeds in COVID-19 not related to increased mortality
December 9, 2020
A Spanish survey suggests upper GI bleeding and delays in endoscopies in COVID-19 patients have little effect on in-hospital mortality.
Mortality higher in older adults hospitalized for IBD
December 4, 2020
Adults older than 65 years had significantly higher rates of inpatient IBD mortality than those under 65 years.
Rationale for baricitinib’s use in COVID-19 patients demonstrated
November 24, 2020
“We went from modeling and mechanistic investigations to clinical tests in a number of settings and laboratory analysis in record time,” Dr. Justin Stebbing said.
Liver injury linked to COVID-19–related coagulopathy
November 18, 2020
Cells that line the liver’s blood vessels produce high levels of factor VIII, a coagulation factor, when they are exposed to interleukin-6, an inflammatory molecule associated with COVID-19.
New eGFR equation ‘less biased’ by age, kidney function; some disagree
November 10, 2020
The European Kidney Function Consortium equation surpasses existing equations by "resulting in generally lower bias across the spectrum of age and kidney function," according to its developers.
FIT unfit for inpatient, emergency settings
November 5, 2020
The inappropriate use of FIT in these settings had no positive effect on clinical decision-making.
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.
Surgery for adhesive small-bowel obstruction linked with lower risk of recurrence
October 29, 2020
What is the association between operative intervention for adhesive small-bowel obstruction (aSBO) and long-term risk of recurrence?
Fulminant C. diff debate: Fecal transplants or antibiotics?
October 29, 2020
This type of infection represents about 8% of all C. difficile infections and is often fatal.
PPI use associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality
October 27, 2020
How great is the mortality risk when using proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and are there specific causes of death associated with PPI use?