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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Adalimumab trials show low rate of IBD adverse events

March 16, 2020
A review of 75 adalimumab clinical trials in adult and pediatric patients demonstrated low rates of inflammatory bowel disease adverse events…
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Interferential electrical stimulation reduces constipation symptoms in women

March 14, 2020
Transabdominal interferential electrical stimulation effectively reduced constipation in adult women, reduced symptom severity, increased spontaneous…
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Aspirin may reduce risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, liver-related mortality in chronic viral hepatitis

March 11, 2020
Low-dose aspirin use appeared associated with significantly lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and lower liver-related mortality among patients…
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Healthy lifestyle linked with reduced mortality in IBD

March 11, 2020
Patients who adhere to health lifestyle choices, including those related to diet, exercise and smoking habits, had reduced mortality, according to…
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Physicians inappropriately favor discontinuing PPIs in high risk upper GI bleeding cases

March 6, 2020
Survey results revealed most internists perceived proton pump inhibitors were linked with numerous adverse events and recommended their…
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Researchers report ‘large shift’ in colorectal cancer burden to younger adults

March 5, 2020
The burden of colorectal cancer has shifted considerably toward younger individuals over the past few decades, according to American Cancer…
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Interval CRC rate inversely correlated with endoscopist adenoma detection rate

March 5, 2020
As endoscopists improve their adenoma detection rates, the rate of interval colorectal cancer decreases, according to research published in…
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Targeted treatments extend survival in pancreatic cancer

March 4, 2020
A precision medicine approach to therapy significantly extended survival for patients with pancreatic cancer compared with standard chemotherapy…
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Multitarget stool DNA has high positive predictive value in CRC

March 4, 2020
Non-invasive screening with multitarget stool DNA tests had a high positive predictive value for any colorectal neoplasia regardless of a…
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Shortened Stelara dose interval may improve activity in Crohn’s disease

March 4, 2020
Clinical and biological indices of disease activity improved in patients with Crohn’s disease when researchers shortened the Stelara 90 mg dose…