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Ranitidine absolved? FDA study finds Ranitidine does not convert to carcinogen NDMA, regardless of diet.

12 Jul, 2021 | 01:36h | UTC

Effect of Oral Ranitidine on Urinary Excretion of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA): A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Editorial: Ranitidine and Risk of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Formation

Commentary: Ranitidine: FDA finds no evidence of elevated NDMA, regardless of diet


Commentaries on Twitter


ACG Clinical Guideline: Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding – RBC transfusion at a threshold of 7 g/dL; Erythromycin infusion is suggested before endoscopy; and endoscopy is suggested within 24 hours after presentation.

3 May, 2021 | 05:27h | UTC

ACG Clinical Guideline: Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding – The American Journal of Gastroenterology


M-A: Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy to prevent gastric cancer – H. pylori eradication may reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in healthy individuals in East Asian countries

27 Apr, 2021 | 09:21h | UTC

Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy to prevent gastric cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis (link to abstract – $ for full-text – free article here)


RCT: An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy provided a faster recovery, a shorter postoperative hospitalization length, and lower medical costs without increasing complication and readmission rates

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Short-term Outcomes of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Conventional Care in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy – Annals of Surgery

Related: Consensus guidelines for enhanced recovery after gastrectomy – British Journal of Surgery AND Current status of the “enhanced recovery after surgery” program in gastric cancer surgery – Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines


Study: Similar length of hospital stay with laparoscopic vs. open gastrectomy for gastric cancer

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:05h | UTC

Length of Hospital Stay With Laparoscopic vs Open Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer – The ASCO Post


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