February Issue of AJG Features New Guideline on Acute Lower GI Bleeding

The February issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features a new ACG Clinical Guideline on Acute Lower GI Bleeding, a common reason for hospitalization in digestive diseases, which can be challenging to assess and triage.

Increased Risk of COVID-19 Among Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Findings from an online survey of more than 53,000 American adults suggest that using heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) once or twice daily significantly increases the odds of a positive test for COVID-19 compared to those who do not take PPIs. This research appeared online July 7, 2020 in pre-print format in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.