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.

In the Journals

TACE plus Nexavar for unresectable HCC improves progression-free survival

December 12, 2019
Treatment with transarterial chemoembolization and Nexavar improved progression-free survival compared with transarterial chemoembolization alone in…
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Patients with HCV responsive to alcohol intervention

December 12, 2019
Patients with current or prior hepatitis C infection were willing to engage in alcohol intervention including counseling and referral to treatment…
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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

December 12, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the…
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GALAD score detects early HCC with strong accuracy

December 11, 2019
The GALAD score was superior to individual serum markers in detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis…
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Alcohol use increases risk for clinically defined NAFLD

December 11, 2019
Alcohol use was a significant risk factor for clinically defined nonalcoholic fatty liver disease due to association with alcohol use and liver fat…
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Inflammatory diets may increase diverticulitis risk

December 11, 2019
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that both the inflammatory potential of diets and plasma levels of inflammatory markers are…
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Noninvasive test identifies patients with cirrhosis who can avoid endoscopy

December 10, 2019
Application of a novel noninvasive test comprised of albumin, bilirubin and platelets successfully identified patients with cirrhosis who could…
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Retreatment for HCV may require switching DAA inhibitor classes

December 10, 2019
Patients who failed to achieve sustained virologic response after initial treatment for hepatitis C achieved high cure rates during retreatment after…
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FIT more cost-effective than colonoscopy for CRC screening

December 10, 2019
Despite some drawback, both annual and biennial fecal immunochemical tests are as effective at detecting colorectal cancer while being more…
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News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…