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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Initiating treatment with most PPIs linked to hyponatremia

October 15, 2018
Researchers found an association between the first 3 months of most proton pump inhibitor treatments and hospitalization due to hyponatremia…
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Wearable devices linked to increased activity in rheumatic diseases

October 11, 2018
The use of wearable devices that track movement is effective in significantly increasing the amount of and time spent performing moderate to vigorous…
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Dual VA, Medicare enrollment linked to overlapping opioid, benzodiazepine prescriptions

October 9, 2018
Receiving prescription medications from both VA and Medicare Part D was associated with a 27% higher risk for overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine…
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HCV vaccine critical for global virus control

October 5, 2018
Experts in a recent review stated that an effective hepatitis C vaccine is critical for significant global control of the infection in combination…
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Low nutritional foods linked to cancer risk

October 5, 2018
Consuming foods with low nutritional quality was associated with a higher risk for cancer, according to findings published PLOS Medicine
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NASH study validates liver stiffness by MRE, MRI-PDFF as viable biomarkers

October 4, 2018
Liver stiffness measurements by magnetic resonance elastography and magnetic resonance imaging-proton density fat fraction demonstrated continued…
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Breastfeeding can limit Crohn’s progression in children

October 4, 2018
Children with Crohn’s disease who are breastfed are less likely to experience progression to stricturing or penetrating disease, while other…
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Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

October 4, 2018
More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to…
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Vedolizumab could be used to target latent HIV harboring in gut

October 3, 2018
Vedolizumab, a first-line treatment for inflammatory bowel disease that targets the alpha4beta7 protein, might be an important tool in the search for…
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Clinical scores alone not enough to determine pediatric Crohn’s severity

October 3, 2018
Clinical disease activity does not correlate well with endoscopic scoring in children with newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease, therefore clinical…