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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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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Histological noninvasive tools define distinct profiles between NAFLD, NASH

January 8, 2020
Both the fatty liver inhibition of progression algorithm and the steatosis activity and fibrosis scoring system identified distinct clinical and…
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Polypectomy during colonoscopy insertion reduces procedure time, missed polyps

January 8, 2020
Removing polyps that are unintentionally located during the insertion phase rather than waiting until withdrawal helped reduce the number of missed…
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HCV-positive donor hearts confer similar outcomes to HCV-negative hearts

January 8, 2020
Patients who received a hepatitis C virus-positive donor heart experienced similar posttransplant survival, drug-treated rejection, postoperative…
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Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk for late-onset Crohn’s

January 8, 2020
Individuals who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are at lower risk for developing Crohn’s disease later in life, according to study results…
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Sexually transmitted HCV rates high among MSM regardless of HIV status

January 7, 2020
Researchers found high rates of sexually transmitted hepatitis C among HIV-negative men who have sex with men who used pre-exposure prophylaxis…
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No evidence for link between PPIs and dementia

January 7, 2020
Researchers found no clinically meaningful association between short-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and increased risk for dementia, according to…
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ACG issues new guideline on hepatic, mesenteric circulation disorders

January 6, 2020
The American College of Gastroenterology released a new guideline on disorders of the mesenteric, portal, and hepatic veins and mesenteric and…
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Low-FODMAP diet helps manage gut symptoms in quiescent IBD

January 6, 2020
Although patients with inflammatory bowel disease may have their disease in objective control, many still experience persistent gut symptoms. A diet…
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Risk factors for gastric intestinal metaplasia identified

January 6, 2020
Non-endoscopic factors like older age, male sex and smoking status are all independently associated with increased risk for gastric intestinal…