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The deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis rates among patients admitted for inflammatory bowel disease flares are suboptimal, according to new research.
In spite of some limitations to current knowledge of how diet affects IBD, there are some key pieces of guidance that clinicians can give to their patients based on current evidence, reported James…

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Benjamin Levy, MD, division head of gastroenterology, Mount Sinai, discusses the backlog of screenings many health systems are facing, provides tips for health care providers, and highlights the benefits of at-home testing.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with advanced dementia may provide no benefit.
Vishal Ghevariya, MD, and colleagues describe a variety of PEG tube−related complications, preventive strategies, and treatment options for complications.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), or “watermelon stomach,” is a relatively uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss. 
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