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1Meta-analysis of the effectiveness and safety of vedolizumab for ulcerative colitisWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine
2Does elevation of serum creatinine in patients with chronic hepatitis C under therapy of telaprevir mean renal impairment?Nephrology, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
3Safety of ferric carboxymaltose immediately after infliximab administration, in a single session, in inflammatory bowel disease patients with iron deficiency: a pilot studyPLOS ONE, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
4Dietary intake of minerals and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: results from the Golestan Cohort StudyAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
5Comparison of eotaxin-3 biomarker in patients with eosinophilic oesophagitis, proton pump inhibitor-responsive oesophageal eosinophilia and gastro-oesophageal reflux diseaseAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
6Severe liver fibrosis caused by Schistosoma mansoni: Management and treatment with a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shuntThe Lancet Infectious Diseases, May 28, 2015  Review Article
7Phase I trial of combination chemotherapy with gemcitabine, cisplatin, and S-1 in patients with advanced biliary tract cancerWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
8Effects of omega-loop gastric bypass on vitamin D and bone metabolism in morbidly obese bariatric patientsObesity Surgery, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
9Temoporfin improves efficacy of photodynamic therapy in advanced biliary tract carcinoma: A multicenter prospective phase II studyHepatology, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article
10Fecal microbiota in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and its relation to inflammationThe American Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2015  Clinical Article

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

1Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gutBuck Institute for Research on Aging News, May 28, 2015
2University Hospital of Bellvitge uses a new app for patients with inflammatory bowel diseaseIDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute News, May 28, 2015
3Research News Tpl2 enzyme may be target for treating autoimmune diseasesUniversity of Georgia Research News, May 27, 2015
4New demonstration project links colorectal cancer screening to discussion and testing for hepatitis CAmerican College of Gastroenterology News, May 27, 2015
5Researchers discover tumor molecule that causes spread of pancreatic cancerFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News, May 26, 2015
6In study, skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gainOhio State University News, May 21, 2015
7Helping doctors predict what's next for patients diagnosed with Hepatitis CUniversity of Michigan Health System, May 21, 2015
8Study reveals intestinal bacteria succession during recovery from cholera in BangladeshMassachusetts General Hospital, May 21, 2015
9Liver-sparing operation associated with higher survival rates in cancer patientsAmerican College of Surgeons News, May 20, 2015
10University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center study finds non-invasive colon cancer screening may be promising for African AmericansUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center News, May 20, 2015

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Elevated ?-GT predicts HCC in hepatitis C patients with sustained response

As reported in the Journal of Hepatology, an elevated baseline ɣ-GT level is the strongest predictor of developing HCC in non-cirrhotic patients with hepatitis C and a sustained virologic response (HR = 6.44), followed by age (HR = 3.68).

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.

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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