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CDC IDs Two Outbreaks of GI Illness Linked to Splash Pad Use

Outbreaks of shigellosis and norovirus infection were associated with getting splash pad water in the mouth

Guideline Addresses Anorectal Abscess; Anal, Rectovaginal Fistulas

Clinical guidelines updated for management of anorectal abscess, fistula-in-ano, and rectovaginal fistula

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses Reported From Daily Harvest Crumbles

Company said last week that it is doing comprehensive testing to rule out potential causes

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles

The FDA is investigating in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Big Rise in Esophageal Cancers Among Middle-Aged Americans

DDW: ‘Alarming’ Rise in Esophageal Cancer, Barrett Esophagus Seen in Middle-Age

Number of endoscopies performed not increasing, despite increased prevalence

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

Link Between GI Issues, Internalizing Symptoms Studied in Autism

Best-fitting model in path analysis suggests bidirectional relationship between GI issues, internalizing symptoms in children with ASD

Endoscopic Drainage Better for Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Rate of fistula formation and mortality lower with endoscopic drainage versus other surgical drainage methods

Management of Antithrombotics in GI Bleed, Endoscopy Addressed

Guideline addresses management of anticoagulants, antiplatelets during acute gastrointestinal bleeding and in the elective endoscopy setting

Physician-Led Anesthesia Model May Optimize GI Endoscopy Cases

In-room to scope-in time decreased for combined, upper, and lower GI endoscopy procedures with monitored anesthesia care