The development of esophago-gastric varices and decompensating events in cirrhosis identify 5 prognostic stages with significantly increasing mortality risks, reports this month's Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
The latest issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics performs a real-world assessment of therapy changes, suboptimal treatment and associated costs in patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
A study in the latest issue of the Scandanavian Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the effects of the continuous intake of a milk drink containing Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota on abdominal symptoms, fecal microbiota, and metabolites in gastrectomized subjects.
Higher plasma vitamin D is associated with reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, reports this month's issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
The quality of life of patients who have had rectal cancer is closely associated with the severity of the low anterior resection syndrome, reports the most recent issue of the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.