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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Hepatobiliary MRI may predict liver cancer recurrence rates

August 18, 2018
The presence of a satellite nodule or peritumoral hypointensity in the hepatobiliary phase during preoperative hepatobiliary magnetic resonance…
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Liver cancer screening did not reduce mortality in cirrhosis cases

August 16, 2018
Screening patients with cirrhosis for hepatocellular carcinoma using either or both abdominal ultrasonography and serum alpha fetoprotein did not…
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MELD-Na allocation improves liver transplant waitlist outcomes

August 16, 2018
Liver allocation based on MELD-Na score improved transplant waitlist outcomes and provided significant benefit to hyponatremic patients, according to…
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Multimorbidity increases among US adults

August 16, 2018
Multimorbidity increased from 1988 to 2014 in adults, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family
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All-cause mortality increases in US, life expectancy stalls

August 15, 2018
From 1999 to 2016, all-cause mortality among adults aged between 25 years and 64 years in many different ethnic groups in the United States increased…
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Chronic liver disease hospitalizations outpace other chronic diseases

August 15, 2018
Patients with chronic liver disease had increasing rates of hospitalization, longer hospital stay, more readmissions and less access to post-acute…
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GutHeart trial explores promise of targeting gut microbiota to treat HF

August 15, 2018
Researchers are currently conducting a trial to assess the effects of manipulating the gut microbiota in patients with HF, according to a paper…
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Multimorbidity most significant risk factor for polypharmacy in older patients

August 15, 2018
Patients aged 75 to 85 years with more than eight diagnosed diseases or conditions were at the highest risk for polypharmacy, according to findings…
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Liver Frailty Index improves waitlist mortality prediction in cirrhosis cases

August 14, 2018
The Liver Frailty Index combined with hepatologist assessment significantly improved mortality risk prediction in patients with cirrhosis compared…
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Complicated appendicitis less common in kids with allergies

August 14, 2018
Children who have an immunoglobulin E-mediated allergy are less likely to have complicated appendicitis than children without allergies, with less…