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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Low-volume bowel prep still effective, but better tolerated

November 26, 2019
Low-volume, split-dose bowel preparations were just as effective as high-volume preps with the added benefit of being better tolerated by patients…
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Gastric electrical stimulation reduces frequency of refractory vomiting

November 25, 2019
Patients with refractory vomiting who received gastric electrical stimulation therapy experienced a reduction in the frequency of vomiting episodes…
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When physicians get screened for CRC, so do their patients

November 25, 2019
Individuals are more likely to participate in colorectal cancer screening if their family physician has undergone screening, according to study…
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‘Intriguing and unexpected’ survival benefit with laparoscopic resection for colorectal liver metastases

November 23, 2019
Laparoscopic resection conferred a long-term survival advantage compared with open hepatectomy for patients with liver metastases from colorectal…
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Childhood acute pancreatitis may increase risk for diabetes in young adulthood

November 21, 2019
Children who experienced a single episode of acute pancreatitis may have an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes before age 40 years…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Addition of panitumumab to FOLFOXIRI improves response rates in colorectal cancer subtype

November 12, 2019
Adding panitumumab to FOLFOXIRI chemotherapy improved rates of overall response and secondary resection of metastases among patients with RAS
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EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…
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Albumin, liver stiffness after DAA therapy for HCV stratify liver cancer risk

November 8, 2019
Albumin levels and liver stiffness measurements taken during direct-acting antiviral therapy follow-up can stratify liver cancer risk among patients…
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy safe, effective for treating symptoms of late radiation cystitis

November 7, 2019
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy safely relieved symptoms of late radiation cystitis among patients who received radiotherapy for cancer in the pelvic…