Gastroenterology Advisor spoke to Dr. Robert McLean, President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and Dr. Timothy Wilt, Chair of ACP’s Clinical Guidelines Committee to address several of these questions from the Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidance Statement.
Oral supplementation with 2 unique forms of human milk oligosaccharides can provide nutritional support that significantly reduces abnormal stool consistency, abdominal pain, and bloating and improves health-related quality of life in patients with IBS of all subtypes.
Researchers concluded that fecal tests like FCP do not appear to be affected by physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and that these tests may be useful in predicting IBD activity across all gestational periods, including conception.
Based on the latest developments in diagnostic modalities and a review of current guidelines, including the AGA, The IAP, and the European Study Group on Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas (European), this report discussed recommendations for the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCN).
PDE5 inhibitor use was associated with a 35% decreased risk for CRC in male patients with a history of a benign colorectal neoplasm, and the decrease was associated with increasing cumulative dose of PDE5 inhibitors.
Approaches that have been proposed included a possible mandatory retirement age for physicians, similar to the mandatory retirement age used in the airline industry for pilots, but these have been met with protests regarding age discrimination as well as other concerns.