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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 Systematic review with meta-analysis: magnetic resonance enterography signs for the detection of inflammation and intestinal damage in Crohn's disease Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

2 High-dose dual therapy is superior to standard first-line or rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Development of quality measures for the care of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Multidisciplinary management of gastrointestinal fibrotic stenosis in Crohn's disease Digestive Diseases and Sciences, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Performance characteristics of the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan v2.0 and the Abbott RealTime hepatitis C assays – implications for response-guided therapy in genotype 1 infections Antiviral Therapy , November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Lubiprostone vs Senna in postoperative orthopedic surgery patients with opioid-induced constipation: A double-blind, active-comparator trial Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Cerebral venous thrombosis in inflammatory bowel disease: A case series Journal of Digestive Diseases, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Overall efficacy and safety results of sofosbuvir-based therapies in Phase II and III studies Digestive and Liver Diseases, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Barrett’s esophagus: Diagnostic criteria, endoscopy and histology Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , November 21, 2014    Review Article

10 Endogenous motilin, but not ghrelin plasma levels fluctuate in accordance with gastric phase III activity of the migrating motor complex in man Neurogastroenterology & Motility, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The low-FODMAP diet: An approach for controlling irritable bowel syndrome Topics in Clinical Nutrition, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The importance of fatigue cognitions in chronic hepatitis c infection Journal of Psychosomatic Research, November 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

13 Clinical significance of circulating miR-122 in patients with dual chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection Hepatology International, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Newly designed, fully covered metal stents for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transmural drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections: a prospective randomized study Endoscopy, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Beneficial effect of the 5-HT1A receptor agonist buspirone on esophageal dysfunction associated with systemic sclerosis: A pilot study United European Gastroenterology Journal, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Pancreaticobiliary maljunction and biliary cancer Journal of Gastroenterology, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

17 New economic training model for installing ultrasound-guided drainages Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Prognostic prediction in gastric cancer patients without serosal invasion: Comparative study between UICC 7th edition and JCGS 13th edition N-classification systems Full Text Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Exaggerated smooth muscle contraction segments on esophageal high-resolution manometry: prevalence and clinical relevance Neurogastroenterology & Motility, November 21, 2014    Review Article

20 The cost of anal cancer in England: retrospective hospital data analysis and Markov model Full Text BMC Public Health, November 21, 2014    Clinical 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.

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.

KIT mutations associated with poor prognosis in GISTs

Based on a meta-analysis (18 studies; n=1487) reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, KIT mutations in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are associated with larger tumors (> 5 cm), higher mitotic activity (> 5), more frequent recurrences (OR = 2.06), more frequent metastases (OR = 2.77), and worse 3-year overall survival (OR = 0.47) compared to patients with PDGFRA mutations or wild-type.

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