The Latest Clinical Articles in Gastroenterology & GastroIntestinal

1IBD-related work disability in the community: Prevalence, severity and predictive factors. A cross-sectional studyUnited European Gastroenterology Journal, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
2Low-dose ramosetron accelerates gastric emptying in the early phase: A crossover study in healthy volunteers using a continuous real-time 13C breath test (BreathID System)The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
3Gastric polyps and polypoid lesions: Retrospective analysis of 36650 endoscopic procedures in 29940 patientsThe Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Effect of DKT, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II trialJournal of the American College of Surgeons, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
5Weekly pattern of emergency room admissions for peptic ulcers: A population-based studyWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
6Pharmacogenetic analysis of INT 0144 trial: association of polymorphisms with survival and toxicity in rectal cancer patients treated with 5-FU and radiationClinical Cancer Research, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Sarcopenia is an independent risk factor of dysphagia in hospitalized older peopleGeriatrics and Gerontology International, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
8BATF2 deficiency promotes progression in human colorectal cancer via activation of HGF/MET signaling: a potential rationale for combining MET inhibitors with IFNSClinical Cancer Research, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Standardization of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: A structured international expert consensusAnnals of Surgery, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
10Contribution of susceptibility variants at FCGR2A and 13q12 to the risk of relapse among Japanese patients with ulcerative colitisJournal of Gastroenterology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
1American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
2Exciting data presented at the 4th Gut Microbiota For Health SummitAmerican Gastroenterological Association News, March 23, 2015
3NCCS pioneers new drug regimen which reduces toxicities for renal cancer patientsNational Cancer Centre Singapore News, March 23, 2015
4Tumour determination in bowel cancer: Blood test replaces surgeryMedical University of Vienna, March 19, 2015
5Potential drug target found to prevent bowel cancer spreadMonash University News, March 19, 2015
6Does aspirin prevent colorectal cancer? Depends on your DNAFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News, March 19, 2015
7Rebooting cell programming can reverse liver failure, says Children's Hospital/Pitt studyUPMC, March 19, 2015
8A single-cell breakthroughUNC Health Care System, March 19, 2015
9Penn vet team points to new colon cancer culpritUniversity of Pennsylvania News, March 18, 2015
10FDA approves Cholbam to treat rare bile acid synthesis disordersFDA Press Announcements, March 18, 2015

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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.

Calcium reduces CRC risk

As reported in the International Journal of Cancer, there is an 8% reduction in CRC risk with each 300 mg/d increase in calcium intake based on 15 studies involving 12305 patients who took 250-1900 mg of calcium/day over a 3.3-16 year follow-up period. The beneficial effect extended beyond 1000 mg/d.

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.

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