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

High-fat diet linked to unfavorable gut microbiota changes

February 19, 2019
Eating a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates can lead to changes in the gut at the microbiome level that could lead to the development of…
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Pure-Vu cleanses inadequately prepared colons during procedures

February 19, 2019
The Pure-Vu System, an FDA-approved device that fits onto the end of a colonoscope, allowed for effective and safe in-procedure cleansing of…
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FDA made ‘few’ changes to certain REMS, despite possible abuses

February 19, 2019
There were “few substantive changes” made to an FDA Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy to acknowledge the evidence of high rates of…
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Training program helps improve optical polyp diagnosis

February 18, 2019
A comprehensive training program helped improve real-time optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps and reduce individual variability in less…
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Combining SSRIs, anticoagulants, increases risk for gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding

February 18, 2019
Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are at higher risk for gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding, particularly if they are…
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Anti-TNF, Entyvio equally effective in older patients with IBD

February 18, 2019
Anti-TNF alpha antagonists and Entyvio both appeared equally safe and effective among a population of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease…
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CDC includes ‘homelessness’ as indication for hepatitis A vaccine

February 15, 2019
The CDC recently announced that all persons aged 1 year or older experiencing homelessness should be routinely immunized for hepatitis A, based on a…
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Small intestine bacterial overgrowth prevalence drastically higher in patients with IBD

February 15, 2019
There is a ninefold increase in the prevalence of small intestine bacterial overgrowth among patients with inflammatory bowel disease compared with…
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Comparative study finds most effective bowel preps

February 15, 2019
A comparison study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, found the most effective and best tolerated bowel preparations, which…
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Anastomotic biliary complications post-LT linked to 7 comorbid factors

February 14, 2019
Researchers identified seven significant risk factors for the development of anastomotic biliary complications following liver transplantation in…