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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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…
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One-in-four adults fit Rome IV criteria for functional bowel disorders

January 15, 2020
More than 25% of adults in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom fit the Rome IV criteria for at least one of the six functional bowel…
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JAK inhibitors may increase risk for herpes zoster in patients with IBD

January 15, 2020
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediated diseases who receive Janus kinase inhibitors may be at increased risk for herpes…
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Improving cirrhosis outcomes requires increasing care coordination

January 14, 2020
Increasing care concentration for patients with cirrhosis, which was found to be less than optimal, increased mortality and health care use…
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Weight loss may be an early clinical sign of early-onset CRC

January 14, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, identified several factors, including increasing age and male sex, as potential risk…
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Ibsrela improves abdominal symptoms in IBS-C

January 14, 2020
Ibsrela helped reduce abdominal symptoms, like bloating, cramping and fullness, in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome…
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‘Pathway code’ for HCV test orders improves screening, linkage to care

January 13, 2020
Implementation of a multifaceted hepatitis C care pathway improved screening and linkage to care rates, especially among baby boomers, or those born…
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Endocuff Vision misses fewer adenomas than cuff-assisted endoscopy

January 13, 2020
The Endocuff Vision endoscopy device achieved a higher adenoma detection rate and missed fewer adenomas than cap-assisted endoscopy, according to…
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Recurrent low-grade dysplasia increases CRC risk in patients with IBD

January 13, 2020
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who have recurrent low-grade dysplasia on follow-up colonoscopy are at increased risk for advanced…