Q&A: ‘Raw data’ on social determinants of health could help with patient referrals

Q&A: ‘Raw data’ on social determinants of health could help with patient referrals

A machine learning model that uses the most basic raw data may help physicians identify patients who need referrals to social workers and predict their risk for hospitalization.“There is so much data available on social determinants of health, but the challenge is turning it into something health care providers can use,” Joshua R. Vest, PhD,…

VIDEO: Vonoprazan-based therapy promising for H. pylori eradication

VIDEO: Vonoprazan-based therapy promising for H. pylori eradication

In this video, C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, FACOI, discussed a study on the use of vonoprazan-based regimens for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“This study was very interesting and is going to bring a new perspective to the market in the treatment of H. pylori,” Foster, medical…

VIDEO: Examining yield of H. pylori biopsies after negative tests

VIDEO: Examining yield of H. pylori biopsies after negative tests

C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, FACOI, spoke with Healio about the utility of repeat Helicobacter pylori biopsies in patients with previously negative tests.The researchers, who presented the study at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, assessed the rate and yield of repeat endoscopic H. pylori testing in patients who had prior negative biopsies or prior negative…

VIDEO: ‘Excellent data’ on investigational microbiome therapy for recurrent C. difficile

VIDEO: ‘Excellent data’ on investigational microbiome therapy for recurrent C. difficile

In this video, C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, FACOI, discusses results from the PRISM3 trial assessing CP101, an investigational microbiome therapeutic, for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection.The randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled PRISM3 trial, which was presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, showed that CP101 met its primary endpoint of sustained clinical cure, defined as an…

VIDEO: Serum creatinine linked to adverse events in HRS-AKI treated with terlipressin

VIDEO: Serum creatinine linked to adverse events in HRS-AKI treated with terlipressin

In this exclusive video, Andrew Allegretti, MD, MSc, discussed a post hoc analysis assessing serum creatinine in patients treated with terlipressin for hepatorenal syndrome-acute kidney injury.The research was presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.Allegretti, director of critical care nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues performed the study on data from 26 sites in…

Participants favor 5:2 diet over traditional weight loss advice

Participants favor 5:2 diet over traditional weight loss advice

Both the 5:2 diet and standard weight management advice were associated with modest weight loss results, but the 5:2 diet received significantly higher ratings among participants, according to findings published in PLoS One.Researchers said the 5:2 diet involves restricting calories for 2 nonconsecutive days and then eating reasonably for the remainder of the week. On…