Colorectal Diseases and Disorders

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The American Gastroenterological Association recently issued a clinical practice update on managing colonic diverticulitis. Do you know what the update says about procedures for diagnosing this disease? Take our quiz to find out!
To help endoscopists identify features of polyps that can predict the presence of cancer, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has issued recommendations to clarify when surgery may be advisable after endoscopic resection of a malignant polyp. What does the task force recommend? Take our quiz to find out!
A multicenter study revealed that more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 had gastroenterological symptoms.
Current guidelines call for a 10-year interval between colonoscopies to screen for colorectal cancer, but evidence that this screening reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality has been limited. Researchers looked at the long-term results in a new observational study.
The Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19 investigated the prevalence and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 who experience digestive symptoms such as diarrhea.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), but national data on admissions of CRC among patients with UC are scarce. Authors of a study presented at the 2019 AIBD Meeting sought to better understand the incidence of CRC-related admissions in patients with UC in the United States.
Authors of a new study assessed the incidence of primary bloodstream infection in patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection who received treatment with fecal microbiota transplantation vs patients who received antibiotics.
Do you test for Giardia among your patients with chronic diarrhea? Let us know by taking our quick poll.
A comprehensive guide developed by experts from 3 professional societies provides recommendations to help gastroenterologists identify and treat early colorectal cancer.