The Latest Journal Articles in Gastroenterology

1Consumption of vegetables and fruit and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a meta-analysisEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, May 04, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
2Efficacy of moxifloxacin-based sequential therapy for first-line eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in gastrointestinal diseaseWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, May 04, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
3Irsogladine maleate and rabeprazole in non-erosive reflux disease: A double-blind, placebo-controlled studyWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, May 04, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Monotherapy with infliximab versus combination therapy in the maintenance of clinical remission in children with moderate to severe Crohn's diseaseJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
5Monitoring of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA and risk of HBV reactivation in B-cell lymphoma: A prospective observational studyClinical Infectious Diseases, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
6Management of anticoagulation in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleedingDigestive and Liver Diseases, May 04, 2015  Review Article
7Systematic review and meta-analysis of single-balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP in patients with surgically altered GI anatomyGastrointestinal Endoscopy, May 04, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
8Radiofrequency ablation is associated with decreased neoplastic progression in patients with Barrett's esophagus and confirmed low-grade dysplasiaGastroenterology, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
9Outcomes of infants born to women infected with hepatitis BPediatrics, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
10Controversies in the treatment of local and locally advanced gastric and esophageal cancersJournal of Clinical Oncology, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
1Biosimilar drug for infliximab launched in EuropeThe Rheumatologist, May 04, 2015
2Cryptosporidiosis surveillance - United States, 2011-2012Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 04, 2015
3Giardiasis surveillance - United States, 2011-2012Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 04, 2015
45-year survivors of esophageal cancer still face low but constant risksAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Press Releases, May 04, 2015
5Leading Irish microbiome research institute partners with San-Francisco based Second GenomeScience Foundation Ireland News, May 04, 2015
6Pancreatic cancer risk linked to weak sunlightUC San Diego Health System, May 04, 2015
7Study shows promising results for curing hard-to-treat hepatitis C in patients awaiting or completing liver transplantUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio News, May 04, 2015
8Patients with gastrointestinal tumors at higher risk of other cancersUC San Diego Health System, May 04, 2015
9Viruses: You’ve heard the bad. Here’s the goodAmerican Society for Microbiology News, May 04, 2015
10Notes from the field: Campylobacteriosis outbreak associated with consuming undercooked chicken liver pate - Ohio and Oregon, December 2013-January 2014Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 01, 2015

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Risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in Crohn’s disease

As reported in Digestion, uncontrolled CRP at week 14 of therapy with infliximab (OR=1.36) and early loss of response to infliximab (OR=5.36) are independent risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in patients with Crohn’s disease.

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.

Risk factors for CHC-related death identified

As reported in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, the following risk factors for chronic hepatitis C (CHC)-related deaths have been identified (n=8250 CHC patients; n=144 CHC-related deaths): α-IFN therapy (AOR=0.53); liver cirrhosis (AOR=2.89); hepatocellular carcinoma versus CHC (AOR=8.82); hypertension (AOR=1.76); alcohol consumption (AOR=1.73); and HBsAg positivity (AOR=22.28).

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