Gastrointestinal

May 2014 Vol. 9 No. 5

Author: David Foley, MSN, RN, MPA

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released “Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults,” which recommends screening in patients at high risk for infection. Read a summary and access the full recommendations . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.” Access the guidelines . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

People with celiac disease may have a nearly twofold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Read more . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

A study published in the Annals of Surgery has found that smoking increases the risk of complications after major colorectal surgery; current smokers were at a significantly increased risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Read more . . .

September 2013 Vol. 8 No. 9

Author: Amanda Nenaber, MS, RN,

A UK study in PLOS Medicine found that people with dementia have about three times the rate of urinary incontinence and more than four times the rate of fecal incontinence compared to those without dementia. Read more . . .

May 2013 Vol. 8 No. 5

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

May 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new use for Simponi (golimumab) injection: to treat adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Read more . . .