1A nurse-led accelerated procedure for infliximab infusion is well tolerated and effective in patients with inflammatory bowel diseaseDigestive and Liver Diseases  Clinical Article
2Lactose-free milk for infants with acute gastroenteritis in a developing country: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
3Association of marital status and colorectal cancer screening participation in the United StatesColorectal Disease  Clinical Article
4Whipple's disease (Tropheryma whipplei infection) and its unmasking by tumour necrosis factor inhibitorsAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics  Clinical Article  Review Article
5Morphologic and histologic changes in gastric adenomas after Helicobacter pylori eradication: A long-term prospective analysisHelicobacter  Clinical Article
6Irritable bowel syndrome: an integrated explanatory model for clinical practiceNeurogastroenterology & Motility  Clinical Article
7Hepatitis delta virus testing, epidemiology and management: A multicentre cross-sectional study of patients in LondonJournal of Clinical Virology  Clinical Article
8Imaging gastric structuring of lipid emulsions and its effect on gastrointestinal function: a randomized trial in healthy subjectsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition  Clinical Article
9Integrated care increases treatment and improves outcomes of patients with chronic HCV infection and psychiatric illness or substance abuseClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology  Clinical Article
10Biliary Dyskinesia: A surgical disease rarely found outside the United StatesThe American Journal of Surgery  Clinical Article
1Stellate cells in the liver control regeneration and fibrosisGerman Cancer Research Center News
2Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile infections in a single yearCDC
3Discovery of the genetic fingerprint of aggressive colon tumoursInstitute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) News
4A genetic analysis predicts the risk of metastasis in colon cancerInstitute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) News
5Worldwide treatment of hepatitis C could be within sight at the right costUniversity of Liverpool News
6Study by Saint Luke’s Hospital gastroenterologists shows patients with inflammatory bowel disease are significantly more likely to have common liver diseaseSaint Luke's Health System
7Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes: FDA safety communication - design may impede effective cleaningFDA
8Stalking a wily foe: U-M scientists figure out how C. difficile bacteria wreak havoc in the gutUniversity of Michigan Health System
9UCLA statement on notification of patients regarding endoscopic proceduresUCLA Health System
10Obesity epidemic needs new approachHarvard Gazette - Health News

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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).

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.

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.

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