To be eligible for liver transplant, many centers request that patients awaiting the potentially life-saving procedure consent to full resuscitation in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest before, during or after surgery. A Cleveland Clinic study reveals knowledge gaps among caregivers about these resuscitation policies, underscoring the importance of education surrounding end of life.
Celiac Patients Have Elevated Risk of Developing C. difficile Infection
Patients with celiac disease have a higher incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection than the general public, even after accounting for traditional risk factors for developing the sometimes life-threatening diarrheal infection. The new Cleveland Clinic research that identified the link highlights the need for clinicians to consider a C. difficile diagnosis when evaluating celiac patients with new or recurring diarrhea.
Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
New Cleveland Clinic research shows a troubling disparity in Black patients’ access to advanced inflammatory bowel disease therapies when compared with white patients. This lack of access to advanced treatments can have severe health consequences for patients, including more complications and hospitalizations.