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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Mortality with two stress ulcer prophylaxis treatments did not differ in critically ill patients

January 20, 2020
Among critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation, 90-day in-hospital mortality rates did not differ significantly between those who…
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Abdominal pain differs between IBS subtypes

January 20, 2020
The presentation and characteristics of abdominal pain are not the same among the different subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome, according to study…
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Constipation may lead to uremic toxins in patients with CKD

January 20, 2020
Constipation was associated with the production of the uremic toxin p-cresylsulfate — but not indoxyl sulfate — in patients with chronic…
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Microscopic colitis may increase risk for incident IBD

January 20, 2020
Patients with microscopic colitis were at increased risk for incident inflammatory bowel disease, according to study results. Hamed Khalili
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Hepatitis D coinfection found in ‘household clusters’ in Cameroon

January 17, 2020
Investigation into the epidemiology of hepatitis D in Cameroon revealed intrahousehold infection and large differences in prevalence between regions…
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‘Number to treat’ with UDCA may improve survival rates in PBC

January 16, 2020
While the absolute clinical efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis varied by baseline prognostic characteristics, study…
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Culture, quarantine effectively identify contaminated duodenoscopes

January 16, 2020
First and even second time high-level disinfection may not be enough to eliminate bacterial contamination in duodenoscopes, but a culture and…
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Remicade is top among biologic-naive patients with UC

January 16, 2020
Remicade ranked highest for induction of remission and endoscopic improvement among biologic-naive patients, according to a meta-analysis of…
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Modified PAGE-B score classifies HCC risk in patients undergoing HBV therapy

January 15, 2020
The PAGE-B score and a modified PAGE-B score identified which patients on antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B had a low risk for hepatocellular…
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CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

January 15, 2020
Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant…