AGA Clinical Practice Update on Medical Management of Colonic #Diverticulitis: Expert Review

Colonic diverticulitis is a painful gastrointestinal disease that recurs unpredictably and can lead to chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastroenterologists commonly care for patients with this disease. The purpose of this Clinical Practice Update is to provide practical and evidence-based advice for management of diverticulitis. We reviewed systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and observational studies to develop 14 best practices. In brief, computed tomography is often … Continue reading AGA Clinical Practice Update on Medical Management of Colonic #Diverticulitis: Expert Review

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Association of #Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic #Aneurysm

Although fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed antibiotics in the US, recent international studies have shown an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection after fluoroquinolone use, leading to US Food and Drug Administration warnings limiting use for high-risk patients. It is unclear whether these data are true for the US population and who is truly high risk.. ..Of 47β€―596β€―545 prescription fills, 9β€―053β€―961 (19%) were fluoroquinolones and … Continue reading Association of #Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic #Aneurysm

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