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Internal Medicine World Report

Gastroenterology
Study Examines Traveler’s Diarrhea Causes, Prevention Methods
By Jacquelyn Gray
A review published in JAMA in January explored several factors surrounding traveler’s diarrhea, a condition commonly encountered by people voyaging from a high-income to a lower- or middle-income country
Neurology
Cerebral Microbleeds Post Transient Ischemic Attacks
By Gale Scott
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) following a transient ischemic attack (TIA) may be a sign a patient is likely to have another stroke. All patients who have a TIA are at risk of a recurrence, but that risk can be modified by optimal treatment, Jae-Sung Lim, MD, MSc and colleagues report. In fact, 80% of those recurrences could be eliminated, Lim wrote in a study in JAMA Neurology. But that may not be the case with TIA patients who have CMBs
New Anticoagulants vs. Warfarin: Risks and Benefits
By Gale Scott
Avoiding intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a major concern for physicians treating patients with anticoagulation drugs. Iatrogenic ICH related to anticoagulants occurs in 0.3% to 1.8% of patients a year who are taking warfarin.