In this large single center prospective evaluation of patients with suspected appendicitis, 24% were confirmed. CT has very good diagnostic performance, with PPV and NPV of 94% and 100% respectively. The CT also provided an alternative diagnosis in 42% of cases. CT is appropriately becoming the standard of care diagnostic test for patients with suspected appendicitis (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 […]