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.

In the Journals

Inflammatory diets may increase diverticulitis risk

December 11, 2019
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that both the inflammatory potential of diets and plasma levels of inflammatory markers are…
In the Journals

Noninvasive test identifies patients with cirrhosis who can avoid endoscopy

December 10, 2019
Application of a novel noninvasive test comprised of albumin, bilirubin and platelets successfully identified patients with cirrhosis who could…
In the Journals

Retreatment for HCV may require switching DAA inhibitor classes

December 10, 2019
Patients who failed to achieve sustained virologic response after initial treatment for hepatitis C achieved high cure rates during retreatment after…
In the Journals

FIT more cost-effective than colonoscopy for CRC screening

December 10, 2019
Despite some drawback, both annual and biennial fecal immunochemical tests are as effective at detecting colorectal cancer while being more…
In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…
In the Journals

One-time liver stiffness measurement can predict decompensation in PSC

December 9, 2019
A single liver stiffness measurement and changes in liver stiffness over time correlated with hepatic decompensation in patients with primary…
In the Journals

AI bests non-expert endoscopists in Barrett’s neoplasia detection

December 9, 2019
Researchers developed a deep-learning, computer aided system that detected neoplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus at a better rate than…
In the Journals

‘Screen all approach’ for HBV prior to chemotherapy most cost-effective

December 6, 2019
Screening all patients with solid tumors for hepatitis B before they underwent chemotherapy was the most cost-effective strategy, compared with not…
In the Journals

PPIs linked to acute gastroenteritis in winter

December 6, 2019
During the winter months, when the circulation of enteric viruses is at its highest, continuous use of proton pump inhibitors are associated with…
In the Journals

7 recent reports on the gut microbiome

December 5, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease presents the following reports on the most recent research and news on the gut microbiome. These reports…