In this large cohort of 18,695 US residents >age 6 (from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94), researchers tested serum for anti-Hep E antibodies and found 21% were positive. Although the serum test is not widely available in the US, clinicians should consider testing for Hep E in patients with acute or chronic hepatitis, who are negative for A, B, and C (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 […]