In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in gastroenterology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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HBV increases risk for digestive system cancers

June 19, 2019
Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is associated with the risk for nonliver cancers, especially digestive system cancers, according to findings from…
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Tumor mutational burden may guide treatment decisions in metastatic colorectal cancer

June 19, 2019
Tumor mutational burden appeared to independently predict which patients with microsatellite instability-high metastatic colorectal cancer would…
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Yogurt may help prevent precursors of colorectal cancer in men

June 18, 2019
Men who eat at least two servings of yogurt a week could have a reduced risk for developing precancerous growths in the bowel, according to data…
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Universal pregnancy screening for HCV could eliminate transmission in Canada

June 18, 2019
In a recently published commentary, Chelsea Elwood, MD, from the University of British Columbia, and colleagues advised that Canadian guidelines…
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HCV treatment with Epclusa safe in patients undergoing dialysis for ESRD

June 14, 2019
Although not currently licensed for patients undergoing dialysis for severe renal impairment, researchers found that treatment with Epclusa for…
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Just one antibiotic course could contribute to resistance

June 11, 2019
One course of antibiotics could expand the gut resistome in children, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial published in Clinical
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Screening for Lynch syndrome less efficient after age 70 to 75 years

June 10, 2019
Lynch syndrome screening among patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer was significantly less efficient in patients after age 70 to 75 years…
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Researchers debunk claim that medical marijuana is solution to opioid crisis

June 10, 2019
Legalization of medical cannabis did not reduce the rate of opioid overdose deaths, according to a report recently published in the Proceedings of
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Parkinson’s disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV

June 10, 2019
Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson’s…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…