BEST TREATMENT FOR MICROSCOPIC/LYMPHOCYTIC COLITIS.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Patients with microscopic/lymphocytic colitis were randomized to treatment with mesalamine, budesonide, or placebo. The mesalamine group did no better than placebo, but the budesonide patients improved nicely. Gastroenterology, December 2018.
A meta-analysis of 31 studies involving more than 120,000 subjects showed that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT test) was accurate in screening for colon cancer, but not in finding advanced pre-malignant polyps. If your goal is to find the pre-cancerous polyp before it transforms into a malignancy, than colonoscopy is still the best choice. Annals of …