The latest news and research in gastroenterology.The White House published an extensive plan to slow the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile.
Olympus has issued new disinfecting instructions for its duodenoscopes, which are unapproved by the FDA and have been linked to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections at UCLA Medical Center.
Medicare spent $4.5 billion in 2014 on hepatitis C drugs, a 15-fold
increase compared with 2013's spending on earlier generation
medications, reported ProPublica.
Nearly two-thirds of patients with colorectal cancer have survival
rates of greater than 5 years, due to improvements in early detection
and treatment, according to a CDC report.
But one-third of adults are still not getting the recommended screening for colon cancer. One gastroenterologist explains how to decrease that number.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are on immunosuppressive
therapy have a less robust response to routine vaccinations, reported
researchers in Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Three alcoholic drinks per day can cause liver cancer, while coffee may have a protective effect, according to a report published by the Continuous Update Project.
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