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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Less than 15% of veterans with cirrhosis receive alcohol use disorder treatment

December 19, 2019
Most veteran with cirrhosis and coexisting alcohol-use disorder did not receive behavioral or pharmacotherapy treatment for alcohol use during 6…
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Early-onset CRC screening may be guided by genetic risk score

December 19, 2019
A risk score built from nearly 100 genetic variants commonly associated with colorectal cancer may help identify younger individuals who would…
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Treatability of HCV from heart transplants may broaden donor pool

December 18, 2019
The donor pool for heart transplants can potentially be expanded now that the infection from donor-derived hepatitis C is curable and well tolerated…
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Rapid response to autoimmune hepatitis treatment linked to better outcomes

December 17, 2019
Patients with autoimmune hepatitis who had a rapid response after treatment were the most likely to achieve normalization of transaminase levels in…
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HCV-positive transplants into aviremic patients safe for multiple organs

December 16, 2019
Data from a large, real-world study contributed to the growing safety and efficacy evidence of transplanting hepatitis C-infected organs into…
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TACE plus Nexavar for unresectable HCC improves progression-free survival

December 12, 2019
Treatment with transarterial chemoembolization and Nexavar improved progression-free survival compared with transarterial chemoembolization alone in…
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Patients with HCV responsive to alcohol intervention

December 12, 2019
Patients with current or prior hepatitis C infection were willing to engage in alcohol intervention including counseling and referral to treatment…
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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

December 12, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the…
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GALAD score detects early HCC with strong accuracy

December 11, 2019
The GALAD score was superior to individual serum markers in detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis…
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Alcohol use increases risk for clinically defined NAFLD

December 11, 2019
Alcohol use was a significant risk factor for clinically defined nonalcoholic fatty liver disease due to association with alcohol use and liver fat…