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

HCV clearance reduces diabetes, kidney disease, stroke risk

August 23, 2019
Sustained virologic response after treatment for hepatitis C correlated with a reduced risk for several extrahepatic manifestations including type 2…
In the Journals

NAFLD fibrosis score, FIB-4 increase at similar rate in advanced fibrosis

August 23, 2019
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis scores and Fibrosis-4 index scores increased longitudinally and at a higher rate in those with fatty liver…
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CRC rates low after negative FIT regardless of cutoff

August 22, 2019
Incidence of interval colorectal cancer after a negative result from a fecal immunochemical test is low, according to data collected from a…
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Denosumab increases bone mineral density in patients with PBC

August 22, 2019
Long-term treatment with denosumab increased bone mineral density without any adverse effects in patients with autoimmune liver disease, specifically…
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Esophageal symptom burden in obesity tied to reflux

August 22, 2019
Esophageal symptoms in patients with obesity are caused by gastroesophageal reflux and not dysmotility, according to study results. “Despite…
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Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

August 22, 2019
A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to…
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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty effective, ‘can be safely introduced’

August 21, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty produced clinically significant weight loss in patients with obesity, according to results of a meta-analysis. …
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GI, psychological symptoms overlap in IBS-D, functional diarrhea

August 21, 2019
Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center identified an overlap of gastrointestinal and psychosomatic symptoms between patients with…
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Military combat service linked to an increase in HBV exposure

August 21, 2019
The prevalence of exposure to hepatitis B among veterans was highest among those with traditional risk factors and independently related to military…
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Older patients with IBD at higher risk for thiopurine-related adverse events

August 20, 2019
Among patients with inflammatory bowel disease older than 60 years, thiopurines were associated with an increased risk for non-infectious and…
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