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1n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation reduces insulin resistance in hepatitis C virus infected patients: a randomised controlled trialJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, August 03, 2015  Clinical Article
2The impact of Clostridum difficile on surgical rate among ulcerative colitis patients: A systemic review and meta-analysisSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology, August 03, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
3Short-term and long-term effect of diaphragm biofeedback training in gastroesophageal reflux disease: an open-label, pilot, randomized trialDiseases of the Esophagus, August 03, 2015  Clinical Article
4Swallowing tablets and capsules increases the risk of penetration and aspiration in patients with stroke-induced dysphagiaDysphagia, August 03, 2015  Clinical Article
5Interleukin-6 and risk of colorectal cancer: Results from the CLUE II cohort and a meta-analysis of prospective studiesCancer Causes and Control, August 03, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
6Impact of pre-diagnosis behavior on risk of death from esophageal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysisCancer Causes and Control, August 03, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
7Boceprevir early-access for advanced-fibrosis/cirrhosis in Asia-pacific hepatitis C virus genotype 1 non-responders/relapsersWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, August 03, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
8Transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 3 (TACC3) overexpression in hepatocellular carcinomas is associated with “stemness” and epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related marker expression and a poor prognosisTumor Biology, August 03, 2015  Clinical Article
9Long-term assessment of esophageal remodeling in patients with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis treated with topical corticosteroidsThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, August 03, 2015  Clinical Article
10Cost-effectiveness of Interferon-free therapy for Hepatitis C in Germany - an application of the efficiency frontier approachBMC Infectious Diseases, August 03, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Study will explore taste changes related to obesity, gastric bypass surgeryUniversity of Georgia Research News, August 03, 2015
2New hope in old virusesHarvard Gazette - Health News, August 03, 2015
3Small genetic differences could mean life-and-death for gut infectionEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne News, August 03, 2015
4Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is moreCancer Research UK News, August 03, 2015
5Weight loss for a healthy liverAmerican Gastroenterological Association News, July 31, 2015
6UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancerUCLA Health System, July 31, 2015
7Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is moreUniversity of Leicester News, July 31, 2015
8Study sheds light on human guts 'pacemaker' cellsVanderbilt University Medical Center Research News, July 31, 2015
9Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newbornsJohns Hopkins Medicine, July 30, 2015
10Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatmentUNC Health Care System, July 30, 2015

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Risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in Crohn’s disease

As reported in Digestion, uncontrolled CRP at week 14 of therapy with infliximab (OR=1.36) and early loss of response to infliximab (OR=5.36) are independent risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in patients with Crohn’s disease.

Risk factors for CHC-related death identified

As reported in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, the following risk factors for chronic hepatitis C (CHC)-related deaths have been identified (n=8250 CHC patients; n=144 CHC-related deaths): α-IFN therapy (AOR=0.53); liver cirrhosis (AOR=2.89); hepatocellular carcinoma versus CHC (AOR=8.82); hypertension (AOR=1.76); alcohol consumption (AOR=1.73); and HBsAg positivity (AOR=22.28).

SCCA-IgM predicts survival in HCC patients

As reported in the Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, SCCA-IgM levels are elevated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared to patients with cirrhosis and healthy controls. Not only does the SCCA-IgM level predict overall and progression-free survival in HCC patients, but the sensitivity of SCCA-IgM in patients with HCC was 2-fold greater than AFP. A decline in SCCA-IgM levels was shown to be associated with response to treatment.

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