Today's Health News

Certain Dietary Patterns May Raise Risk for Developing IBD

Carnivorous pattern linked to increased risk for ulcerative colitis; Western dietary pattern linked to increased risk for Crohn disease

Incidence, Prevalence of Pediatric IBD Increasing Globally

Incidence and prevalence highest in Northern Europe, North America; lowest in Southern Europe, Asia, Middle East

Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Reduction in Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin D supplementation, with or without omega-3 fatty acids, linked to reduced risk for autoimmune disease

Alterations in Gut Microbiome ID’d in Postacute COVID-19 Syndrome

Higher levels of Ruminococcus gnavus, Bacteroides vulgatus, lower levels of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii observed in patients with PACS

Young Have Greatest Burden of Distant Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Largest increases in distant-stage proportion for rectal-only seen for 20- to 29-year-old non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanics

ACG Issues Guidelines for Managing Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Preferred approach described for managing ACLF, now emerging as a major cause of mortality in patients with cirrhosis, chronic liver disease

Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer

Overall survival, but not progression-free survival, improved with tremelimumab plus durvalumab versus sorafenib for unresectable HCC

Adding Immunotherapy to Chemo Ups Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

Overall survival, progression-free survival prolonged in those receiving durvalumab versus placebo in addition to gemcitabine and cisplatin

Microbiome Therapeutic Beats Placebo for Recurrent C. difficile

Investigational oral live microbiome therapeutic superior to placebo in patients with three or more episodes of C. difficile infection

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR