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Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk Management After Liver Transplantation

Cardiovascular (CV) events are the second most common cause of nonhepatic death after liver transplantation, with an estimated prevalence of 11% of liver transplant recipients. Additionally, recipients with metabolic syndrome are up to 4 times more likely to suffer a CV event than recipients without metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, the rate of CV events after liver…

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Significantly Alters Gut Microbiota in IBD

Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis comprise the 2 primary subtypes of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). IBD currently has no known cure and whose pathogenesis is not well understood. However, an increasing amount of research points to genetic risk factors combined with antibiotic use and changes in intestinal microbiota as triggers for the onset of IBD.1,2…

AGA Recommendations for Evaluation of Functional Diarrhea and Diarrhea-Predominant IBS in Adults

Based on technical review and expert consensus, a guideline committee put together by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released official recommendations on the laboratory evaluation of functional diarrhea and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) in immunocompetent adults. This report was published in Gastroenterology. Members of the AGA guideline committee and authors of the technical review…