Writing in this month's issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, researchers have published the first ever report comparing ERCP and EUS with respect to their accuracy in tissue diagnosis of biliary strictures.
Screening by sigmoidoscopy more frequently than every 5 years would likely lead to only modest improvements as compared with a 5-year screening interval, suggests a report in the September issue of the journal Gastroenterology.
Asian and African-American male patients with chronic hepatitis C and cirrhosis may have up to a four-fold increased risk for liver cancer compared to their Caucasian counterparts finds a study investigating the role of ethnicity in risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis C and cirrhosis.
A systematic review of the literature carried out by researchers in New Zealand has concluded that a consensus definition of fecal incontinence is needed that accounts for alterations in quality of life.
Icelandic researchers have used data representing everyone diagnosed with IBD in Iceland over a period of almost half a century to explore the genetic factors that might play a role in the development of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.