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Latest (84) Full Text Articles (1570) Focus on Colonic Adenomas
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1 Comparative effectiveness of infliximab and adalimumab for Crohn's disease Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Safety & efficacy of boceprevir/peginterferon/ribavirin for HCV G1 compensated cirrhotics: Meta-analysis of 5 trials Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

3 Antibiotic exposure in pregnancy and risk of coeliac disease in offspring: A cohort study Full Text BMC Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Prucalopride improves bowel function and colonic transit time in patients with chronic constipation: An integrated analysis The American Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Hepatitis delta is a major determinant of liver decompensation events and death in HIV-infected patients Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 A multimarker panel for circulating tumor cells detection predicts patient outcome and therapy response in metastatic colorectal cancer International Journal of Cancer, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

7 The combination of a chemotherapy doublet (gemcitabine and capecitabine) with a biological doublet (bevacizumab and erlotinib) in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The results of a phase I/II study European Journal of Cancer, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Estimation of lead-time bias and its impact on the outcome of surveillance for the early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations are more deficient/insufficient in peritoneal dialysis than haemodialysis patients in a sunny climate Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Prevalence and correlates of emotional distress in HIV/HCV coinfection AIDS Care, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The changes of liver stiffness and its associated factors for chronic hepatitis B patients with entecavir therapy PLOS ONE, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Biweekly irinotecan plus cisplatin versus irinotecan alone as second-line treatment for advanced gastric cancer: A randomised phase III trial (TCOG GI-0801/BIRIP trial) European Journal of Cancer, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Colorectal cancer screening: 20 years of development and recent progress Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Four-dimensional treatment planning in layer-stacking boost irradiation for carbon-ion pancreatic therapy Radiotherapy & Oncology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 The prevalence of human papillomavirus in colorectal adenomas and adenocarcinomas: A systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Cancer, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Imbalances of CD4+ T-cell subgroups in Crohn's disease and their relationship with disease activity and prognosis Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Characteristics and management of patients with chronic hepatitis B in an integrated care setting Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Effect of Recombinant Factor VIIa on outcome of acute variceal bleeding: An individual patient based meta-analysis of two controlled trials Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Computer-based malnutrition risk calculation may enhance the ability to identify pediatric patients at malnutrition-related risk for unfavorable outcome Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Simeprevir with peginterferon/ribavirin for treatment-na├»ve hepatitis C genotype 1 patients in Japan: Concerto-1, a phase III trial Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Gastroenterology

Highlights in Gastroenterology

What is the best strategy for CRC screening?

As published in the NEJM, researchers in the COLONPREV study (Spain) have reported that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) is as effective as colonoscopy in the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). The study population was 50-69 years of age and comprised of 26,703 subjects who underwent a one-time colonoscopy and 26,599 subjects who underwent FIT every 2 years. The primary outcome measure was CRC deaths at 10 years. Participation in screening was greater in the FIT group than the colonoscopy group (34.2% vs. 24.6%). Detection of CRC was similar between the two groups (0.1%). Advanced and non-advanced adenomas were detected more frequently in the colonoscopy group than the FIT group (1.9% vs. 0.9% [OR=2.3] and 4.2% vs. 0.4% [OR=9.8], respectively).

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PPIs increase risk of Clostridium difficile infection

Based on a meta-analysis involving 30 observational studies and 202,965 patients, proton pump inhibitor therapy has been shown to significantly increase the risk of infection with Clostridium difficile (OR = 2.15).

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Metformin improves survival in patients with DM and CRC

In a single institution study involving 424 patients with DM and CRC, those patients treated with metformin had a 30% improvement in OS compared with patients not treated with metformin. Specifically, the metformin-treated patients had a mean survival of 76.9 months compared to 56.9 months.

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1 Association between high dietary intake of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid and reduced risk of Crohn's disease Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 28, 2014

2 Fungal microbiota and digestive diseases Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 5, 2014    Review Article

3 Addition of mesalazine for subclinical post-surgical endoscopic recurrence of Crohn's disease despite preventive thiopurine therapy. A case-control study Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, March 27, 2014

4 Once versus three times daily dosing of oral budesonide for active Crohns disease: A double-blind, double-dummy, randomised trial Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, February 21, 2014

5 Adjunct antibiotic combination therapy for steroid-refractory or -dependent ulcerative colitis: An open-label multicentre study Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 25, 2014

6 Low adherence to Helicobacter pylori testing in hospitalized patients with bleeding peptic ulcer disease Helicobacter, March 21, 2014

7 Comparing omeprazole with fluoxetine for treatment of patients with heartburn and normal endoscopy who failed once daily proton pump inhibitors: Double-blind placebo-controlled trial Neurogastroenterology & Motility, February 10, 2014

8 Is ginger effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome? A double blind randomized controlled pilot trial Complementary Therapies in Medicine, March 4, 2014

9 Role of vitamin D derivatives in intestinal tissue of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, March 17, 2014

10 Risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A nationwide population-based cohort study with 30 years of follow-up evaluation Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , January 17, 2014

11 Calcium intake and colorectal cancer risk: Dose-response meta-analysis of prospective observational studies International Journal of Cancer, March 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Disease course and surgery rates in inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based, 7-year follow-up study in the era of immunomodulating therapy The American Journal of Gastroenterology, March 19, 2014

13 A prospective evaluation of the predictive value of faecal calprotectin in quiescent Crohn's disease Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, March 5, 2014

14 The use of pharmacological prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients with severe active ulcerative colitis Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 12, 2014

15 Use of proton pump inhibitors and subsequent risk of celiac disease Digestive and Liver Diseases, September 20, 2013

16 Reduced risk of colorectal cancer up to 10 years after screening, surveillance, or diagnostic colonoscopy Gastroenterology, February 28, 2014

17 Iron treatment and inflammatory bowel disease Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, February 11, 2014

18 Association between plasma concentrations of certolizumab pegol and endoscopic outcomes of patients with Crohn's disease Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , March 4, 2014

19 Telaprevir twice daily is noninferior to telaprevir every 8 hours for patients with chronic hepatitis C Gastroenterology, February 28, 2014

20 Usefulness of abdominal ultrasonography in the analysis of endoscopic activity in patients with Crohn's disease: Changes following treatment with immunomodulators and/or anti-TNF antibodies Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, March 24, 2014

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