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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039850/systematic-review-disease-activity-indices-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Marijn J Warners, Pieter Hindryckx, Barrett G Levesque, Claire E Parker, Lisa M Shackelton, Reena Khanna, William J Sandborn, Geert R D'Haens, Brian G Feagan, Albert J Bredenoord, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVES: There is no clear consensus regarding the most appropriate measure(s) of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) disease activity. We aimed to identify all scoring indices used for the measurement of disease activity in EoE, appraise their operating properties, and discuss their value as outcome measures. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL (The Cochrane library) were searched from inception to 11 May 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies that reported outcomes to measure EoE disease activity or response to treatment were eligible...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016567/effects-of-bezafibrate-on-outcome-and-pruritus-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-with-suboptimal-ursodeoxycholic-acid-response
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Anna Reig, Pilar Sesé, Albert Parés
OBJECTIVES: Adding fibrates improves liver biochemistries in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and suboptimal response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). As there are no consistent data regarding the course and outcome, we have assessed the effects of the combined treatment with UDCA and bezafibrate on a long-term basis. METHODS: A total of 48 patients (45 female) with PBC treated with UDCA and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) above 1.5 times upper normal levels (× UNL) were treated with bezafibrate (400 mg/day) plus UDCA (13-16 mg/kg/day)...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016566/demographics-resource-utilization-and-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-receiving-hospice-care-in-the-united-states
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Natsu Fukui, Pegah Golabi, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, Alita Mishra, Chapy Venkatesan, Zobair M Younossi
OBJECTIVES: Hospice offers non-curative symptomatic management to improve patients' quality of life, satisfaction, and resource utilization. Hospice enrollment among patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) is not well studied. The aim of tis tudy is to examine the characteristics of Medicare enrollees with CLD, who were discharged to hospice. METHODS: Medicare patients discharged to hospice between 2010 and 2014 were identified in Medicare Inpatient and Hospice Files...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016565/colonoscopy-vs-fecal-immunochemical-test-in-reducing-mortality-from-colorectal-cancer-confirm-rationale-for-study-design
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Jason A Dominitz, Douglas J Robertson, Dennis J Ahnen, James E Allison, Margaret Antonelli, Kathy D Boardman, Maria Ciarleglio, Barbara J Del Curto, Grant D Huang, Thomas F Imperiale, Meaghan F Larson, David Lieberman, Theresa O'Connor, Timothy J O'Leary, Peter Peduzzi, Dawn Provenzale, Aasma Shaukat, Shahnaz Sultan, Amy Voorhees, Robert Wallace, Peter D Guarino
RATIONALE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is preventable through screening, with colonoscopy and fecal occult blood testing comprising the two most commonly used screening tests. Given the differences in complexity, risk, and cost, it is important to understand these tests' comparative effectiveness. STUDY DESIGN: The CONFIRM Study is a large, pragmatic, multicenter, randomized, parallel group trial to compare screening with colonoscopy vs. the annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) in 50,000 average risk individuals...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016564/the-role-of-an-iga-igg-deamidated-gliadin-peptide-point-of-care-test-in-predicting-persistent-villous-atrophy-in-patients-with-celiac-disease-on-a-gluten-free-diet
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Michelle S Lau, Peter D Mooney, William L White, Michael A Rees, Simon H Wong, Matthew Kurien, Nick Trott, Daniel A Leffler, Marios Hadjivassiliou, David S Sanders
OBJECTIVES: Mucosal healing is important in celiac disease (CD) for the prevention of complications. However, obtaining duodenal biopsies is invasive, and there is currently no reliable surrogate marker for histological remission in clinical practice. We aimed to assess the role of a point-of-care test (POCT) based on IgA/IgG-deamidated gliadin peptide, in detecting persistent villous atrophy (VA) in CD. METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients with CD attending endoscopy for the assessment of histological remission...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016563/con-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-in-need-of-higher-quality-data
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Amit G Singal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016562/determinants-of-the-association-between-non-cardiac-chest-pain-and-reflux
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Thomas V K Herregods, Albert J Bredenoord, Jacobus M Oors, Auke Bogte, André J P M Smout
OBJECTIVES: Gastroesophageal reflux is considered to be the most common gastrointestinal cause of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). It remains unclear why some reflux episodes in the same patient cause chest pain while others do not. To understand more about the mechanisms by which reflux elicits chest pain, we aimed to identify factors which are important in triggering chest pain. METHODS: In this multicenter study, 120 patients with NCCP were analyzed using 24-h pH-impedance monitoring...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016561/technical-advances-in-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem
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Chetan Mittal, Mihir S Wagh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016560/abdominal-pain-in-the-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-patient
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Allison R Schulman, Christopher C Thompson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016559/the-reflux-improvement-and-monitoring-trim-program-is-associated-with-symptom-improvement-and-weight-reduction-for-patients-with-obesity-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Rena Yadlapati, John E Pandolfino, Olga Alexeeva, Dyanna L Gregory, Meredith R Craven, David Liebovitz, Abbey Lichten, Erin Seger, Moira Workman, Nora St Peter, Jenna Craft, Bethany Doerfler, Rajesh N Keswani
OBJECTIVES: Current healthcare systems do not effectively promote weight reduction in patients with obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The Reflux Improvement and Monitoring (TRIM) program provides personalized, multidisciplinary, health education and monitoring over 6 months. In this study we aimed to (i) measure the effectiveness of TRIM on GERD symptoms, quality of life, and weight, and (ii) examine patient health beliefs related to TRIM. METHODS: This prospective mixed methods feasibility study was performed at a single center between September 2015 and February 2017, and included adult patients with GERD and a body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2)...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016558/a-comparison-of-fecal-immunochemical-and-high-sensitivity-guaiac-tests-for-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Jean A Shapiro, Janet K Bobo, Timothy R Church, Douglas K Rex, Gary Chovnick, Trevor D Thompson, Ann G Zauber, David Lieberman, Theodore R Levin, Djenaba A Joseph, Marion R Nadel
OBJECTIVES: Annual testing using either a high-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood test (HS-gFOBT) or a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is recommended for screening average-risk people for colorectal cancer. We compared the performance characteristics of the HS-gFOBT Hemoccult II SENSA and two FITs (InSure FIT and OC FIT-CHEK) for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia. METHODS: The study included 1,006 asymptomatic patients, aged 50-75 years, who were scheduled to receive a screening colonoscopy at gastroenterology practices in the Minneapolis and Indianapolis metropolitan areas...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972597/pro-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-a-useful-tool-against-the-rising-tide-of-hcc
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Neehar D Parikh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972596/population-based-paternity-rate-and-partner-birth-outcomes-among-utah-men-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Luke Martin, William Peche, Kathryn Peterson, Yuan Wan, Stephanie Chan, Ryan Morton, Chong Zhang, Angela P Presson, James Hotaling
OBJECTIVES: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) impact an estimated 350,000 reproductive age men in the United States. The reproductive consequences are largely unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of CD and UC on reproductive outcomes. METHODS: From the Utah Population Database, we identified a cohort of male patients with CD (1,245) and UC (1,368). Male-sibling controls were identified, and birth outcome data from offspring were obtained...
October 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925990/seeing-is-believing-using-visual-abstracts-to-disseminate-scientific-research
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Andrew M Ibrahim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925989/development-of-a-symptom-focused-patient-reported-outcome-measure-for-functional-dyspepsia-the-functional-dyspepsia-symptom-diary-fdsd
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Fiona Taylor, Sophie Higgins, Robyn T Carson, Sonya Eremenco, Catherine Foley, Brian E Lacy, Henry P Parkman, David S Reasner, Alan L Shields, Jan Tack, Nicholas J Talley
OBJECTIVES: The Functional Dyspepsia Symptom Diary (FDSD) was developed to address the lack of symptom-focused, patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures designed for use in functional dyspepsia (FD) patients and meeting Food and Drug Administration recommendations for PRO instrument development. METHODS: Concept elicitation interviews were conducted with FD participants to identify symptoms important and relevant to FD patients. A preliminary version of the FDSD was constructed, then completed by FD participants on an electronic device in cognitive interviews to evaluate the readability, comprehensibility, relevance, and comprehensiveness of the FDSD, and to preliminarily evaluate its measurement properties...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895583/psychosocial-distress-and-quality-of-life-impairment-are-associated-with-symptom-severity-in-ppi-non-responders-with-normal-impedance-ph-profiles
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Rena Yadlapati, Michael Tye, Laurie Keefer, Peter J Kahrilas, John E Pandolfino
OBJECTIVES: Up to 50% of patients with reflux symptoms do not manifest a satisfactory symptom response to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Our primary aim in this study was to identify factors associated with symptom perception among PPI non-responder phenotypes. METHODS: This prospective observational cohort study was performed from September 2014 to January 2017 at a single academic medical center and included PPI non-responders who underwent 24-h impedance-pH monitoring and completed a questionnaire set measuring patient-reported symptom severity, quality of life (QOL), and psychosocial distress...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895582/gastric-motor-dysfunction-in-patients-with-functional-gastroduodenal-symptoms
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Seon-Young Park, Andrés Acosta, Michael Camilleri, Duane Burton, W Scott Harmsen, Jean Fox, Lawrence A Szarka
OBJECTIVES: The pathophysiology of dyspeptic symptoms is complex. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of gastric emptying (GE), gastric accommodation (GA), and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA, to assess vagal dysfunction) in a large cohort with functional gastroduodenal symptoms. METHODS: We reviewed demographic, clinical features, and results of gastric motor and vagal function studies of 1,287 patients (74.0% females, mean age 43.1±15.4 years) who had undergone both single photon emission computed tomography GA and scintigraphic GE...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895581/corrigendum-improvement-of-liver-fibrosis-after-long-term-antiviral-therapy-assessed-by-fibroscan-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-with-advanced-fibrosis
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Young Eun Chon, Jun Yong Park, Sung-Min Myoung, Kyu Sik Jung, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872152/from-patient-to-patient-entrepreneur-development-of-an-ostomy-bag-sensor
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Michael Seres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853727/evaluation-of-gastrointestinal-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-gi-promis-symptom-scales-in-subjects-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Bharati Kochar, Christopher F Martin, Michael D Kappelman, Brennan M Spiegel, Wenli Chen, Robert S Sandler, Millie D Long
OBJECTIVES: Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are important treatment endpoints in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). We evaluated the gastrointestinal (GI) PRO Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in IBD subjects. METHODS: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Partners is an Internet-based cohort of IBD subjects. Participants complete surveys, including demographics, disease characteristics, PROMIS domains, disease activity (short Crohn's disease activity index or simple clinical colitis activity index) and quality of life (QoL) indices...
August 29, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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