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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HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

October 15, 2019
In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with…
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FMT decreases mortality in severe, fulminant C. diff

October 15, 2019
Compared with standard of care, fecal microbiota transplantation decreases mortality among patients with severe and fulminant Clostridioides
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Low cancer suspicion may mean longer wait for referral

October 15, 2019
Colorectal cancer patients who initially presented to primary care with no alarming symptoms had to wait longer for a referral to a specialist…
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Egrifta reduces hepatic fat fraction in patients with NAFLD, HIV

October 14, 2019
Treatment with Egrifta demonstrated a greater reduction in hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver…
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Liver fat changes unreliable for some histological predictions

October 11, 2019
Changes in liver fat can predict changes in steatosis but not other liver histological parameters like improvements in nonalcoholic fatty liver…
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Combined HCV, opioid use disorder increasing among pregnant women

October 11, 2019
The rates of hepatitis C infection at delivery among pregnant women in the U.S. increased between 2000 and 2015, especially among women with…
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Minimally invasive test accurately assesses EoE activity

October 10, 2019
A minimally invasive diagnostic test that used a capsule attached to a string accurately distinguished active from inactive eosinophilic esophagitis…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Integrated HCV care in HIV centers reaches more PWID than usual care

October 10, 2019
Results from a real-world study of implementing hepatitis C testing into integrated care centers that deliver HIV services to people who inject drugs…
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Dyssynergic defecation more common in OIC

October 10, 2019
Patients with chronic constipation who use opioids are more likely to have dyssynergic defecation and more severe symptoms of constipation than…