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Amlodipine lowered long-term gout risk, compared with lisinopril or chlorthalidone, in older adults with hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Hypertension.

“Our study is clinically relevant as the prevalence of gout has been rising in the United States and...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing warning that constipation caused by clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT, and Versacloz) can progress to serious bowel complications, which can lead to hospitalisation or even death if constipation is not diagnosed and treated...

By Denise Baez

The American College of Gastroenterology has released a new guideline on disorders of hepatic and mesenteric circulation, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Disorders of the mesenteric, portal, and hepatic veins, and mesenteric and hepatic...

Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin cancer risk, according t a study published in JAMA Dermatology.

“This provides further evidence for a connection between obesity and malignant skin cancer, and for the view that we should regard obesity as a risk...

By Denise Baez

Artificial intelligence (AI) can help endoscopists diagnose precancerous lesions and early oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs), according to a study published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

“We developed a system for computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD)...

Researchers have identified the cause of a mysterious illness that has affected 3 families over the past 20 years, and have termed the new disease Cleavage-Resistant RIPK1-Induced Autoinflammatory (CRIA) Syndrome.

Daniel Kastner, MD, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part...

According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, gastric bypass surgery is associated with a slightly higher risk of returning to the operating room or having other types of interventions, such as endoscopy.

“If you’re having bariatric surgery and trying to decide between a...

A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver disease severity and mortality, according to a study published in Nature.

“This is a hopeful advance against a potentially life-threatening disease for which few...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component that will reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and disinfected between uses. The Pentax Medical Video ED34-i10T2 model duodenoscope is intended...

Researchers have discovered that intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) in stool may be a useful biomarker for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

To date, no clinical test has been established as the gold...

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