This randomized, placebo-controlled trial compared the safety and efficacy of senna, a stimulant laxative, vs magnesium oxide, an osmotic agent, to treat chronic idiopathic constipation.
Recent data trends have demonstrated declining CRC incidence in older patients, and a corresponding increase in patients in their 40s.
Telehealth use in gastroenterology has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a high level of satisfaction among both patients and providers.
For patients undergoing elective cancer surgery, use of dedicated COVID-19-free surgical pathways is associated with lower rates of pulmonary complications.
The goal of this study was to examine the time sequences of oral and fecal viral shedding in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Digital manometry provides similar pressure readings compared with the gold-standard high-resolution anorectal manometry in patients with chronic constipation and fecal incontinence.
Antibiotics are noninferior to appendectomy for treatment of appendicitis.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has levied big fines against medical organizations who failed to adhere to HIPAA requirements to release medical records to patients at their request.
Adult patients with current or previous SARS-CoV-2 can develop a hyperinflammatory syndrome, which resembles multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
Infection with the new coronavirus can occur through airborne transmission between people farther than 6 feet apart, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged.
Greater nurse staffing and intensivist hours are associated with significantly lower rates of sepsis.
The highest daily rate of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in nearly two months was reported late last week.
Researchers identified 2889 sampled antibiotic prescriptions, which translates to a national estimate of 31,548,464, to assess if prescriptions are exceeding guideline-recommended dosing for Streptococcal pharyngitis, sinusitis, AOM, CAP, SSTI, and acute cystitis.
This study analyzed the long-term outcomes of patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery who received either oral or intravenous iron replacement therapy.
There has been an increase in the frequency of alcohol consumption from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
There were 456 fewer diagnoses of circulatory system diseases and 135 fewer diagnoses of type 2 diabetes compared with expected numbers.
Recalled wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, California, and sold to restaurants may be linked to a multistate
Immunizations increased since May, but huge jump needed to make up for missed vaccinations since the spring.
Flu shots may be more important than ever this year, as COVID-19 presents new challenges for clinicians and communities this flu season.