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Large RCT Shows No Benefit of Early Colonoscopy in Patients With Acute LGIB

A benefit of early colonoscopy (in the first 24 hours) after hospitalization for acute lower-GI bleeding (LGIB) remains uncertain. In a large, randomized, controlled trial

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One Positive FIT and One Negative? Still Do Colonoscopy

Most fecal immunochemical testing as a screen for colon cancer is done with one sample. However, patients with a positive test sometimes request a second

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Acute Diverticulitis Still an Indication for Colonoscopy

Acute diverticulitis is generally considered an indication for colonoscopy, but the results of studies have been mixed with regard to the risk of colorectal cancer

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6- to 9-mm Adenomas Again Shown to Predict Advanced Neoplasia Versus Diminutive Adenomas

Current postpolypectomy surveillance guidelines lump adenomas 1 to 9 mm in size together in a category of low-risk adenomas. Advanced adenomas are defined as those

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ASGE Journal Scan | IBD

Subcutaneous Vedolizumab Is as Effective as Intravenous Formulation for Maintenance of Remission in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Vedolizumab is a highly effective and safe treatment option for patients with moderately severe and severe ulcerative colitis, with over 40% of patients achieving clinical

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What’s the Best Way to Examine Lynch Colons?

Because of the more rapid transformation of adenomas to cancer in Lynch syndrome, one often sees recommendations that colonoscopists performing Lynch examinations should be proven

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ASGE Journal Scan | Esophagus

Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis Need Long-Term Treatment

Although it is known that eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease and recurs if treatment is discontinued, the rates of recurrence and the impact

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ASGE Journal Scan | Stomach and Small Bowel

Safety and Efficacy of Peppermint Oil Treatment for IBS Tested

Peppermint oil is commonly prescribed to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) without any evidence from high-quality controlled trials. This double-blind study (NCT02716285) evaluated the safety

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Rising Rates of CRC in Young People: Not Unique to U.S.

It is now widely recognized that colorectal cancer (CRC) rates have been increasing in the U.S. in persons under age 50, while simultaneously decreasing in

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Screening Rates Still Behind in Blacks

Blacks have higher colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality rates, develop CRC at a younger age, and are screened for CRC less often than whites

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ASGE Journal Scan | IBD

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Vedolizumab: Should Trough Levels Be Measured…and When?

In IBD patients treated with anti-TNF agents, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is commonly used to optimize therapy, reduce risk of antibody formation, and determine mechanisms

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ASGE Journal Scan | Esophagus

Are Potassium-Competitive Acid Blockers Superior to PPIs for GERD Treatment?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used for the treatment of GERD, including healing erosive esophagitis. Since several PPIs have a slow, cumulative onset of

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When Colonoscopy for a Positive Cologuard Is Negative, STOP the Workup

The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences looks for hemoglobin and abnormal DNA in the stool. Because abnormal DNA can be shed from the GI tract

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