Sustained virologic response after treatment among HCV-infected persons at any stage of fibrosis is associated with reduced hepatocellular carcinoma, reports this month's issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Moderate, excessive or heavy alcohol consumption is significantly associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic hepatitis C, reports a study published ahead of print in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
This month's issue of the Scandanavian Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates patient attitudes to colonoscopy and the importance of endoscopist interaction and the endoscopy environment to satisfaction and value.
A study published ahead of print in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics examines the impact of intensifying acid suppression on sleep disturbance related to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in primary care.
A study in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association investigates bariatric surgery complications before vs after implementation of a National Policy Restricting Coverage to centers of excellence.
The Crohn's disease activity index is similarly elevated in patients with Crohn's disease and in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, reports a study published ahead of print in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.