In this small single center prospective cohort, patients with suspected Cdiff submitted a stool sample and a rectal swab for PCR testing. The rectal swab was found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 96% and 100% respectively. This may be a much more user-friendly way to collect diagnostic testing for patients with suspected Cdiff (abstract).
This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
This large population-based cohort found the most common causes of drug induced liver injury to be augmentin and diclofenac, followed by herbal and nutritional supplements (abstract).
This large trial of patients with a relative contraindication for enteral feeds were randomized to early TPN or usual care. There were no differences in the groups in 60 day mortality or LOS, but those on TPN did have a shorter time ventilated and less muscle/fat loss. It is unclear based on this trial if […]