As in past years, 2023 featured an abundance of engaging literature. Expert panels, professional societies like American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and groundbreaking international researchers all weighed in on a range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.
Surveying this wide array of articles and picking the top contributions was a difficult task. Yet, in considering the totality of 2023, I felt that these 10 articles had the greatest game-changing implications.
The articles are not listed in order of importance; all of them are equally invaluable resources for gastroenterologists looking to stay current with best practices in their field.
Acute Liver Failure Guidelines
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a critical condition that occurs in patients with no preexisting liver disease and is characterized by elevated liver enzymes (reflecting hepatic injury), coagulopathy, and hepatic encephalopathy. Given the broad array of etiologies and presentations of ALF, it is essential that clinicians have the information needed to recognize it early so they can initiate potentially life-saving treatment.