The American Gastroenterological Association provides best practice advice to assist gastroenterologists in making an accurate diagnosis and providing optimal treatment for patients with colonic diverticulitis.
Investigators compared sigmoid resection with conservative treatment to ascertain which intervention most effectively improved quality of life for patients with recurrent, complicated, or persistent painful diverticulitis.
Investigators evaluated the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in a well-defined cohort of patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) using quantitative microbiological assessment of the duodenal aspirate.
Metronidazole, vancomycin, fidaxomicin, meropenem, and piperacillin/tazobactam are rarely resistant to Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection, while second-generation fluoroquinolones and clindamycin show highest risk.
Investigators sought to evaluate the role of breast milk immunoglobulin A (IgA) in norovirus (NV) infection and diarrhea in infants to determine whether breast milk IgA has a preventive effect against NV infection and subsequent diarrhea.
To improve the assessment and management of patients with seronegative enteropathies, the AGA reviewed studies that reported on the management of patients with suspected celiac disease or other enteropathies not related to gluten who had received negative results from serologic tests.