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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Marijuana use linked with decreased constipation

December 2, 2019
Individuals who recently used marijuana were less likely to experience constipation, according to study results published in The American Journal of
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Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…
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On your way back from space? Watch out for leaky gut

November 30, 2019
Experiencing the weightlessness of space could compromise the ability of the gut epithelial barrier to keep foreign cells out of the body, according…
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POEM more effective than previous estimates for achalasia

November 27, 2019
Peroral endoscopic myotomy is highly safe and effective for at least 1 year for the treatment of achalasia and outperformed previous efficacy…
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Mental health diagnoses common in IBD, but may be lessening in veterans

November 27, 2019
Prevalence of mental health diagnoses like anxiety and depression among veteran patients with IBD have increased since 2000, but the incidence has…
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Complete endoscopic healing linked with better Crohn’s outcomes

November 26, 2019
Patients with Crohn’s disease who achieved complete mucosal healing experienced better outcomes than those who just had partial healing…
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US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…
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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…