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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 Test-based exclusion diets in gastro-esophageal reflux disease patients: A randomized controlled pilot trial Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Baseline interpatient hepatitis B viral diversity differentiates HBsAg outcomes in patients treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Journal of Hepatology, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Clinical, biochemical and histological differences between HIV-associated NAFLD and primary NAFLD: a case-control study Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

4 The risks of thromboembolism vs. recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding after interruption of systemic anticoagulation in hospitalized inpatients with gastrointestinal bleeding: a prospective study The American Journal of Gastroenterology, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Effectiveness of an organized bowel management program in the management of severe chronic constipation in children Journal of Pediatric Surgery, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Aerated drinks increase gastric volume and reduce appetite as assessed by MRI: a randomized, balanced, crossover trial American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Intrahepatic and peripheral CXCL10 expression in HCV-infected patients treated with telaprevir, pegylated-interferon and ribavirin The Journal of Infectious Diseases, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Universal infant immunization and occult hepatitis B virus infection in children and adolescents: a population-based study Hepatology, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Coffee intake and the risk of colorectal adenoma: The colorectal adenoma study in Tokyo International Journal of Cancer, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Less pitfalls and variation in population based cancer survival comparisons within the European Union: Lessons from colorectal cancer patients in neighbouring regions in Denmark and Germany – The Fehmarn Belt project European Journal of Cancer, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients aged 75 years and older: risks, complications, and findings--a retrospective study International Journal of Colorectal Disease, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The association of age and race and the risk of large bowel polyps Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Conventional transarterial chemoembolization vs microsphere embolization in hepatocellular carcinoma: A meta-analysis Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 Management of overt upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a low resource setting: a real world report from Nigeria Full Text BMC Gastroenterology, December 17, 2014

15 Granulo-monocyto apheresis is more effective in mild ulcerative colitis than in moderate to severe disease Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, December 17, 2014    Review Article

16 Early and long-term morbidity after minimally invasive total laryngo-pharyngo-esophagectomy with gastric pull-up reconstruction via thoracoscopy, laparoscopy and cervical incision European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

17 A randomized, placebo-controlled study of the NS5B inhibitor beclabuvir with peginterferon/ribavirin for HCV genotype 1 Journal of Viral Hepatitis, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

18 An objective comparison regarding rate of fistula and stricture among anterolateral thigh, radial forearm, and jejunal free tissue transfers in circumferential pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction Microsurgery, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Splenic injury during resection for esophageal cancer: risk factors and consequences Annals of Surgery, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Adherence to colorectal cancer and polyps screening recommendations among Filipino-Americans Gastroenterology Nursing, December 17, 2014    Clinical Article

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