Gastrointestinal Disorders

New Study Reveals Gastrointestinal Symptoms are Prominent in COVID-19
March 18, 2020

Digestive symptoms can be added to the list of primary complains associated with COVID-19, a new study from China suggests.

3 GI Case Quizzes: Cirrhosis-related Bleeding
January 14, 2020

These 3 patients with cirrhosis of different etiologies offer you the chance to select the next best step in their management.

Is It Celiac Disease, or Something Else?
December 17, 2019

Refractory disease, symptom mimics, and confounding comorbidities complicate these 3 cases. Can you tease out the answers?

12 Drugs Approved for Primary Care in 2019
December 12, 2019

ICYMI: Get a quick look at 12 of the many drugs FDA-approved in 2019 for conditions commonly seen in primary care.

Puzzles in Pancreatitis: 3 Case Challenges for Primary Care
November 06, 2019

Severe epigastric pain radiating to the back in 2 patients and post-Whipple procedure complaints in another: 3 virtual puzzles in pancreatitis need solutions.

ACP Issues Guidance Statement on CRC Screening of Average-risk Adults
November 05, 2019

The American College of Physicians today issued a guidance statement for routine colorectal cancer screening for average-risk adults.

Patient Navigation Increased Colonoscopy Follow-up on Abnormal FIT
October 28, 2019

SAN ANTONIO - Follow-up after abnormal FIT increased the number of patients completing recommended colonoscopy and reduced the interval between FIT results and procedure.

Automatic Detection System Could Aid Endoscopists in Polyp Detection
October 28, 2019

SAN ANTONIO - A new automatic system had an overall sensitivity of 88% and a 98.4% specificity for polyp detection; study results were presented Sunday at the ACG 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Bowel Preparation Understanding Major Barrier to Completion of Colonoscopy
October 28, 2019

SAN ANTONIO - New research shows that nearly 40% of missed colonoscopies is due to a patient's difficulty in understanding bowel preparation. 

Potential Association Observed Between Bariatric Surgery and Increase in Obesity-Related CRC Resections
October 27, 2019

SAN ANTONIO - A national analysis has revealed an increase in the rate of colorectal cancer resections occurring after bariatric surgery.