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1Fecal calprotectin is a clinically relevant biomarker of mucosal healing in patients with quiescent ulcerative colitisJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
2Increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients with new onset diabetes: a nation-wide cohort studyAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
3Factors governing long-term adherence to a gluten-free diet in adult patients with coeliac diseaseAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
4Risk of cancer in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a nationwide population-based studyAnnals of Epidemiology , July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
5Comparison of scoring systems for nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A multicenter prospective cohort studyJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
6Suicidal risk among patients enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment: HCV status and implications for suicide prevention (ANRS Methaville)Comprehensive Psychiatry, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
7Long-term diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysisPLOS ONE, July 31, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
8Identification of a common variant with potential pleiotropic effect on risk of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancerCarcinogenesis, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
9HIV, Hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs: high prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C RNA positive infections observed in Delhi, IndiaBMC Public Health, July 31, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
10Exposure to gastric acid–suppression therapy is associated with health care – and community-associated Clostridium difficile infection in childrenJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article

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

1Weight loss for a healthy liverAmerican Gastroenterological Association News, July 31, 2015
2UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancerUCLA Health System, July 31, 2015
3Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is moreUniversity of Leicester News, July 31, 2015
4Study sheds light on human guts 'pacemaker' cellsVanderbilt University Medical Center Research News, July 31, 2015
5Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newbornsJohns Hopkins Medicine, July 30, 2015
6Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatmentUNC Health Care System, July 30, 2015
7Researchers illuminate key role of NOX proteins in liver diseaseUC San Diego Health System, July 30, 2015
8Study finds rerouting bile acids may offer simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgeryVanderbilt University Medical Center Research News, July 29, 2015
9FDA approves non-surgical temporary balloon device to treat obesityFDA Press Announcements, July 29, 2015
10Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil and fructoseThe University of California, Riverside Health News, July 28, 2015

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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.

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.

Increased MMP-9 expression associated with poor prognosis in CRC

As reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, the expression of MMP-9 in colon cancer tissues was increased compared to distal normal mucosa (69.1% vs. 2.9%). Increased MMP-9 expression was associated with lymph node metastasis, Duke stage, and decreased survival.

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