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

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…
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‘Intriguing and unexpected’ survival benefit with laparoscopic resection for colorectal liver metastases

November 23, 2019
Laparoscopic resection conferred a long-term survival advantage compared with open hepatectomy for patients with liver metastases from colorectal…
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Childhood acute pancreatitis may increase risk for diabetes in young adulthood

November 21, 2019
Children who experienced a single episode of acute pancreatitis may have an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes before age 40 years…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…