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The latest in Gastroenterology: Ranked summaries of the most clinically-relevant GI literature updated every 24 hours, as well as exclusive content for gastroenterologists. Our team of dedicated physician medical editors sort, rank and summarize articles in over 2,000 medical journals to bring you the key developments in Gastroenterology. In addition to general news, you'll find subspecialty coverage of the biliary system and pancreas, colorectal cancer and polyps, hepatology and liver disease, GI bleeding, GI infectious diseases, gastrointestinal endoscopy, obesity, parenteral and enteral nutrition, diagnostic imaging, and more.

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1 Smoking increases the risk of extraintestinal manifestations in Crohn's disease Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Medical marijuana for digestive disorders The American Journal of Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Lower pH values of weakly acidic refluxes as determinants of heartburn perception in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients with normal esophageal acid exposure Diseases of the Esophagus, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Long-term outcome of inflammatory bowel diseases with cytomegalovirus colitis: effect of antiviral treatment European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, September 18, 2014    Review Article

5 Randomized controlled trial comparing 7-day triple, 10-day sequential, and 7-day concomitant therapies for Helicobacter pylori infection Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Clinical assessment of potential drug interactions of faldaprevir, a hepatitis C virus protease inhibitor, with darunavir/ritonavir, efavirenz, and tenofovir Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Survey of survival among patients with hepatitis C virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma treated with peretinoin, an acyclic retinoid, after the completion of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial Journal of Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Chemoradiotherapy with capecitabine for locally advanced anal carcinoma: An alternative treatment option British Journal of Cancer, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Advances in pediatric celiac disease Current Opinion in Pediatrics, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Current treatment guidelines for chronic hepatitis B and their applications Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Review Article

11 Comparison of brainstem auditory evoked response at different click rates between preterm babies after neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis and healthy preterm babies Neonatology, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Mode of childbirth and long-term outcomes in women with inflammatory bowel diseases Digestive Diseases and Sciences, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: An evidence-based clinical practice review Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 The value of the pretreatment neutrophil lymphocyte ratio vs. platelet lymphocyte ratio in predicting the long-term survival in colorectal cancer Cancer Biomarkers, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Anesthesia type and perioperative outcome: open colectomies in the US Journal of Surgical Research, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Microscopic colitis: clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of 494 patients Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Gastrointestinal side effects and adequacy of enteral intake in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients Nutrition in Clinical Practice, September 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Portal hypertension on the outcome of surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma in compensated cirrhosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Hepatology, September 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

19 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A comprehensive review of a growing epidemic Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, September 18, 2014    Review Article

20 Differences in short-term outcomes among patients undergoing IPAA with or without preoperative radiation: a national surgical quality improvement program analysis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, September 18, 2014    Review Article

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Infliximab is effective in corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis

As reported in the Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis, treatment of corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis patients with 3 doses of infliximab (n=113) resulted in short- (3 months) and long-term (12 months) colectomy rates of 18.6% and 25.6%, respectively. The RR of colectomy in patients with an elevated CRP and severe endoscopic lesions was 2.15 and 5.13, respectively.

Decreased PTPN12 expression associated with poor prognosis in HCC

As reported in PLoS ONE, the expression of PTPN12 was decreased in hepatocellular carcinoma tissue samples compared with adjacent normal tissues. Furthermore, decreased PTPN12 expression was associated with tumor recurrence, decreased cancer-specific survival, and decreased recurrence-free survival.

Predictors of sustained binge drinking

As reported in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, sustained binge drinkers have an earlier onset, drink monthly in secondary school, binged in their 20s, exhibit impulsivity and novelty-seeking, and have depressive symptoms during adolescence compared to those who stop binge drinking.

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