Antibiotic use may increase IBS outcomes after colonoscopy

Antibiotic use may increase IBS outcomes after colonoscopy

Patients simultaneously exposed to antibiotics and bowel purgative had slightly higher rates of surrogate irritable bowel syndrome outcomes than matched controls, according to study results.“For the general population of patients undergoing colonoscopy, the rate of developing IBS after using antibiotics while undergoing bowel preparation is low,” Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE, from the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, told Healio Gastroenterology. “In this study, we also explored whether there are subgroups ofRead More

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