Videocapsula : ottima performance diagnostica , ma non migliora l’outcome

Does capsule endoscopy improve outcomes in obscure gastrointestinal bleeding? Randomized trial versus dedicated small bowel radiography.Laine L, Sahota A, Shah A. Gastroenterology. 2010 May;138(5):1673-1680  BACKGROUND & AIMS: Capsule endoscopy improves the diagnostic yield in patients with obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, but whether it improves outcomes is uncertain.

GERD : elevato numero di ospedalizzazioni in US

The influence of environmental risk factors in hospitalization for GERD-related diagnoses in the United States.Thukkani N, Sonnenberg A. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Aims: The aims of the study were to describe the characteristics of patients hospitalized for diagnoses related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and find potential environmental influences…

ADR predittivo del rischio di K colon nell’intervallo del programma di screening

Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy and the Risk of Interval CancerMichal F. Kaminski, Jaroslaw Regula, Ewa Kraszewska, Marcin Polkowski, Urszula Wojciechowska, Joanna Didkowska, Maria Zwierko, Maciej Rupinski, Marek P. Nowacki, and Eugeniusz Butruk.   NEJM 2010 ; 362:1795-1803   Background Although rates of detection of adenomatous lesions (tumors or polyps) and cecal intubation are recommended for use as…

Rischio di reospedalizzazione per MI in pz che assumono PPI + Clopidogrel

Risk of rehospitalization for patients using clopidogrel with a proton pump inhibitor.Stockl KM, Le L, Zakharyan A, Harada AS, Solow BK, Addiego JE, Ramsey S. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Apr 26;170(8):704-10. BACKGROUND: Recent pharmacodynamic and retrospective clinical analyses have suggested that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may modify the antiplatelet effects of clopidogrel bisulfate.