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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Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018

January 6, 2020
In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include…
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Early VTE linked with worse survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

January 3, 2020
Frequent and early onset of venous thromboembolism are associated with decreased progression-free survival and overall survival among patients…
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Dysbiosis from H. pylori infection may be involved in gastric carcinogenesis

January 2, 2020
Microbial dysbiosis caused by Helicobacter pylori infection may be an important driver in the development of gastric cancer, according to study…
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HDV has higher health care, cost burden than HBV

January 2, 2020
Hepatitis delta virus has a higher association with health care and cost burden on patients than hepatitis B virus, according to a study by the…
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Treat-to-target measured by ultrasonography linked with better Crohn’s outcomes

December 31, 2019
Small intestine contrast ultrasonographic assessment of mucosal healing can be an effective method to gauge response to anti-TNF therapy among…
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Inpatient opioids linked with future opioid use in IBD

December 30, 2019
Patients who received intravenous or non-intravenous opioids while in the hospital are more likely to be exposed to opioids after they are…
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Intestinal ultrasound helps monitor response in ulcerative colitis

December 30, 2019
Assessing bowel wall thickness with intestinal ultrasound can be a helpful tool to monitor therapeutic response in patients with ulcerative colitis…
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Early colonoscopy does not improve lower GI bleeding outcomes

December 27, 2019
Moving patients to colonoscopy within 24 hours of hospital admission for acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding does not reduce further bleeding or…
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Switch to Entyvio after calcineurin inhibitor induction safe, effective for ulcerative colitis

December 27, 2019
Transitioning to Entyvio after achieving induction of remission with calcineurin inhibitor therapy is safe and effective for patients with ulcerative…
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Anti-TNF alpha not linked with recurrent, new primary cancers in IBD

December 26, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediate diseases treated with anti-TNF alpha who previously had cancer are not at greater…