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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Benzodiazepine users five times more likely to overdose on opioids

June 22, 2018
The use of benzodiazepines was linked to a fivefold increase in the risk for opioid-related overdose during the first 90 days of such treatment…
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Trump supporters linked to chronic opioid use

June 22, 2018
There were parallels between voting for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 presidential election and chronic opioid use, according to findings recently…
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Telehealth VA program aids in identification of liver transplant candidates

June 21, 2018
The Specialty Care Access Network-Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes program, or SCAN-ECHO, is a telehealth-based program created by the…
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Most GIs believe IBS diets ‘as good or better’ than medical therapy

June 21, 2018
The majority of gastroenterologists in the United States believe that diet therapy can be as good as, if not better than, available medical therapies…
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Prescription drug monitoring programs rarely influence prescribing patterns in ED

June 21, 2018
Prescription drug monitoring program data rarely changed an emergency medicine provider’s plan to prescribe an opioid, according to findings…
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Ethnic differences determine liver cancer detection, outcomes

June 20, 2018
Researchers determined racial and ethnic differences that correlated with early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma and receipt of curative…
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IV acetaminophen shows limited benefits after colorectal surgery

June 19, 2018
Intravenous acetaminophen was no more effective than oral delivery for patients who underwent colectomy, being associated with only marginal…
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Epclusa safe, effective post-liver transplant for HCV genotypes 1-4

June 18, 2018
Patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 through 4 who underwent liver transplantation had significantly high rates of sustained virologic response after…
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AAP: Gastroesophageal reflux in preterm infants normal, resolves with age

June 18, 2018
Gastroesophageal reflux, a common and normal condition among preterm neonates, should be diagnosed using signs of the condition such as feeding
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…