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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Infliximab biosimilar safe, effective for Crohn’s disease

December 10, 2018
The biosimilar of infliximab, CT-P13, demonstrated equivalency in safety and efficacy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, according to data…
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Sorafenib with TACE improves response to HCC, not overall survival

December 10, 2018
Sorafenib combined with conventional transarterial chemoembolization for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma improved time to…
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Pseudopolyps do not predict neoplasia in patients with IBD

December 10, 2018
An analysis of 20 years of data — published in Gastroenterology — found that pseudopolyps are not associated with advanced colorectal…
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Liver preservation technique improves 5-year graft survival

December 10, 2018
Donation after circulatory death livers treated with hypothermic oxygenated perfusion had similar 5-year posttransplant outcomes as donation after…
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IBD linked to increased risk for myocardial infarction

December 10, 2018
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk for myocardial infarction, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel
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Cirrhosis, PSC predict mortality risk in autoimmune hepatitis

December 7, 2018
Patients with autoimmune hepatitis without cirrhosis had a similar survival rate as the general population, whereas those with cirrhosis had…
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Many patients prefer to continue low-value colonoscopy screenings

December 7, 2018
Many patients prefer to not stop undergoing screening colonoscopies even if their doctors believe the benefits of continued screening may be low…
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Direct-acting oral anticoagulants do not increase postpolypectmy complications

December 6, 2018
Patients who take direct-acting oral anticoagulants and undergo colonoscopy are at low risk for postpolypectomy complications, including…
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MELD score change during HBV therapy reduces mortality risk

December 6, 2018
On-treatment improvement of MELD scores correlated with reduced risk for all-cause mortality and hepatic events among patients with chronic hepatitis…
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Young-onset CRC uptick ‘driven’ by more rectal cancers among whites

December 6, 2018
The recent upswing in rates of young-onset colorectal cancer has mostly been due to an increase in rectal cancer, particularly among white patients…