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

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…
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Improved treatment strategies reduce colectomy in pediatric ulcerative colitis

April 24, 2019
The addition of biologics and using an early step-up approach to therapy has helped improve outcomes among children with ulcerative colitis over the…
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Efficacy of anti-TNFs similar in postoperative Crohn’s recurrence

April 23, 2019
Humira and Remicade are both equally effective for treating postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease, according to data from clinical…
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When bowel prep is best, narrow band imaging reigns in adenoma detection

April 23, 2019
Narrow band imaging appeared to be the best at detecting adenomas, according to a meta-analysis published in Gastroenterology, but only at the…
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Navigation needed to bridge Medicaid, IBD care engagement

April 22, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are covered by Medicaid are more likely to experience hospitalizations and emergency department visits…
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Low-risk serrated polyposis syndrome comes with lower colonoscopy burden

April 22, 2019
Personalized surveillance can help reduce the colonoscopy burden among patients with lower risk serrated polyposis syndrome, according to research…
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Antibiotic exposure identified as risk factor for community-acquired CDI in children

April 22, 2019
A recent case-control study identified antibiotic use as a risk factor for community-associated Clostridioides difficile infection, or CA-CDI, in…
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Inpatient bowel prep can improve with a few modifiable factors

April 18, 2019
Making a few adjustments can help reduce inadequate bowel preparation in an inpatient setting while potentially reducing morbidity and costs…
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Age tied to infection risk in IBD

April 18, 2019
Elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for infection because of their age and other factors, according to study…
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‘Every patient, every time’: Inpatient protocol standardizes ulcerative colitis care

April 17, 2019
Since implementing its Inpatient Ulcerative Colitis Protocol in 2016, the University of California San Francisco has improved the uniform application…