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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323276/open-capsule-budesonide-for-refractory-celiac-disease
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Saurabh S Mukewar, Ayush Sharma, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Tsung-Teh Wu, Bana Jabri, Joseph A Murray
OBJECTIVES: Refractory celiac disease (RCD) is a rare condition often associated with poor prognosis. Various immunosuppressive medications (IMs) have been used with modest success. We describe outcomes in patients treated with open-capsule budesonide (OB), including those for whom IM treatment failed. METHODS: We identified RCD patients treated with OB at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota from 2003 to 2015. Demographic, serologic, and clinical variables were analyzed...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323275/risk-for-incomplete-resection-after-macroscopic-radical-endoscopic-resection-of-t1-colorectal-cancer-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#2
Y Backes, W H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, J van Bergeijk, F Ter Borg, M P Schwartz, B W M Spanier, J M J Geesing, K Kessels, M Kerkhof, J N Groen, F H J Wolfhagen, T C J Seerden, N van Lelyveld, G J A Offerhaus, P D Siersema, M M Lacle, L M G Moons
OBJECTIVES: The decision to perform secondary surgery after endoscopic resection of T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) depends on the risk of lymph node metastasis and the risk of incomplete resection. We aimed to examine the incidence and risk factors for incomplete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC after a macroscopic radical endoscopic resection. METHODS: Data from patients treated between 2000 and 2014 with macroscopic complete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC were collected from 13 hospitals...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323274/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-ibd-prospective-promise-unfulfilled
#3
Shail M Govani, Akbar K Waljee
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March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323273/hydrogen-and-methane-based-breath-testing-in-gastrointestinal-disorders-the-north-american-consensus
#4
Ali Rezaie, Michelle Buresi, Anthony Lembo, Henry Lin, Richard McCallum, Satish Rao, Max Schmulson, Miguel Valdovinos, Salam Zakko, Mark Pimentel
OBJECTIVES: Breath tests (BTs) are important for the diagnosis of carbohydrate maldigestion syndromes and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). However, standardization is lacking regarding indications for testing, test methodology and interpretation of results. A consensus meeting of experts was convened to develop guidelines for clinicians and research. METHODS: Pre-meeting survey questions encompassing five domains; indications, preparation, performance, interpretation of results, and knowledge gaps, were sent to 17 clinician-scientists, and 10 attended a live meeting...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323272/constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-females-have-normal-colonic-barrier-and-secretory-function
#5
Stephanie A Peters, Shoko Edogawa, Wendy J Sundt, Roy B Dyer, Daniel A Dalenberg, Amelia Mazzone, Ravinder J Singh, Natalie Moses, Thomas C Smyrk, Christopher Weber, David R Linden, Wallace K MacNaughton, Jerrold R Turner, Michael Camilleri, David A Katzka, Gianrico Farrugia, Madhusudan Grover
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) is associated with changes in intestinal barrier and secretory function. METHODS: A total of 19 IBS-C patients and 18 healthy volunteers (all females) underwent saccharide excretion assay (0.1 g (13)C mannitol and 1 g lactulose), measurements of duodenal and colonic mucosal barrier (transmucosal resistance (TMR), macromolecular and Escherichia coli Bio-Particle translocation), mucosal secretion (basal and acetylcholine (Ach)-evoked short-circuit current (Isc)), in vivo duodenal mucosal impedance, circulating endotoxins, and colonic tight junction gene expression...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323271/a-serological-biopsy-using-five-stomach-specific-circulating-biomarkers-for-gastric-cancer-risk-assessment-a-multi-phase-study
#6
Huakang Tu, Liping Sun, Xiao Dong, Yuehua Gong, Qian Xu, Jingjing Jing, Roberd M Bostick, Xifeng Wu, Yuan Yuan
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess a serological biopsy using five stomach-specific circulating biomarkers-pepsinogen I (PGI), PGII, PGI/II ratio, anti-Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) antibody, and gastrin-17 (G-17)-for identifying high-risk individuals and predicting risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Among 12,112 participants with prospective follow-up from an ongoing population-based screening program using both serology and gastroscopy in China, we conducted a multi-phase study involving a cross-sectional analysis, a follow-up analysis, and an integrative risk prediction modeling analysis...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291241/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia
#7
Joel S Emery, Magdalena Kuczynski, Danie La, Saeed Almarzooqi, Matthew Kowgier, Hemant Shah, David Wong, Harry L A Janssen, Jordan J Feld
OBJECTIVES: Mixed cryoglobulinemia is strongly associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and ranges from being asymptomatic to causing life-threatening vasculitis. In those with symptoms, treatment with pegylated interferon (pegIFN) and ribavirin (RBV) reduces mortality. However, few data are available on the safety and efficacy of antiviral therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) in the treatment of HCV-related cryoglobulinemia. METHODS: Patients treated for HCV-related cryoglobulinemia with DAA±pegIFN were retrospectively evaluated at a tertiary care center...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291240/testosterone-levels-in-pre-menopausal-women-are-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-midlife
#8
Monika Sarkar, Melissa Wellons, Marcelle I Cedars, Lisa VanWagner, Erica P Gunderson, Veeral Ajmera, Laura Torchen, David Siscovick, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Mary Rinella, Cora E Lewis, Norah Terrault
OBJECTIVES: Young women with hyperandrogenism have high risk of metabolic co-morbidities, including increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Whether testosterone (the predominant androgen) is associated with NAFLD independent of metabolic co-factors is unclear. Additionally, whether testosterone confers increased risk of NAFLD in women without hyperandrogenism is unknown. METHODS: Among women in the prospective population-based multicenter Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, we assessed whether free testosterone levels measured at Year 2 (1987-1988) were associated with prevalent NAFLD at Year 25 (2010-2011) (n=1052)...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291239/cap-assisted-upper-endoscopy-for-examination-of-the-major-duodenal-papilla-a-randomized-blinded-controlled-crossover-study-cappa-study
#9
Mohamed Abdelhafez, Veit Phillip, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Mayada Elnegouly, Alexander Poszler, Kilian Strobel, Peter Born, Markus Dollhopf, Abdel Meguid Kassem, Lenika Calavrezos, Peter Klare, Christoph Schlag, Monther Bajbouj, Roland M Schmid, Stefan von Delius
OBJECTIVE: Examination of major duodenal papilla (MDP) by standard forward-viewing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (S-EGD) is limited. Cap assisted esophagogastroduodenoscopy (CA-EGD) utilizes a cap fitted to the tip of the endoscope that can depress the mucosal folds and thus might improve visualization of MDP. The aim of this study was to compare CA-EGD to S-EGD for complete examination of the MDP. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled crossover study...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291238/polymorphisms-of-5-htt-lpr-and-gn%C3%AE-3-825c-t-and-response-to-antidepressant-treatment-in-functional-dyspepsia-a-study-from-the-functional-dyspepsia-treatment-trial
#10
Yuri A Saito, G Richard Locke, Ann E Almazar, Ernest P Bouras, Colin W Howden, Brian E Lacy, John K DiBaise, Charlene M Prather, Bincy P Abraham, Hashem B El-Serag, Paul Moayyedi, Linda M Herrick, Lawrence A Szarka, Michael Camilleri, Frank A Hamilton, Cathy D Schleck, Katherine E Tilkes, Alan R Zinsmeister, Nicholas J Talley
OBJECTIVES: The Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial reported that amitriptyline (AMI) was associated with adequate relief of functional dyspepsia (FD) symptoms, but the pharmacogenetics of antidepressant response in FD are not known. GNβ3 825C>T CC genotype has been previously linked to FD and TT genotype to antidepressant response in depression. The ss genotype of the 5-HTT LPR variant of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) has been linked to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) response...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291237/comparison-of-two-intensive-bowel-cleansing-regimens-in-patients-with-previous-poor-bowel-preparation-a-randomized-controlled-study
#11
Antonio Z Gimeno-García, Goretti Hernandez, Ana Aldea, David Nicolás-Pérez, Alejandro Jiménez, Marta Carrillo, Vanesa Felipe, Onofre Alarcón-Fernández, Manuel Hernandez-Guerra, Rafael Romero, Inmaculada Alonso, Yanira Gonzalez, Zaida Adrian, Miguel Moreno, Laura Ramos, Enrique Quintero
OBJECTIVES: Inadequate bowel cleansing is a major burden for endoscopy units. The aim of this study was to compare two intensive bowel cleansing regimens in patients with previous colonoscopy with inadequate bowel preparation. METHODS: Patients with inadequate cleansing at index colonoscopy were randomized to 4-L split-dose polyethylene-glycol (PEG) regimen vs. 2-L split-dose PEG plus ascorbic acid (PEG+Asc) regimen. All individuals underwent a 3-day low-residue diet and received 10 mg of bisacodyl, the day before colonoscopy...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291236/acute-fatty-liver-disease-of-pregnancy-updates-in-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
#12
REVIEW
Joy Liu, Tara T Ghaziani, Jacqueline L Wolf
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is an obstetric emergency characterized by maternal liver failure and may have complications for the mother and fetus, including death. This review examines recent literature on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Pathogenesis of this disease has been linked to defects in fatty acid metabolism during pregnancy, especially in the setting of fetal genetic defects in fatty acid oxidation. The value of screening all patients for these genetic defects remains to be determined...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266591/early-aggressive-hydration-hastens-clinical-improvement-in-mild-acute-pancreatitis
#13
James L Buxbaum, Michael Quezada, Ben Da, Niraj Jani, Christianne Lane, Didi Mwengela, Thomas Kelley, Paul Jhun, Kiran Dhanireddy, Loren Laine
OBJECTIVES: Early aggressive intravenous hydration is recommended for acute pancreatitis treatment although randomized trials have not documented benefit. We performed a randomized trial of aggressive vs. standard hydration in the initial management of mild acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Sixty patients with acute pancreatitis without systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or organ failure were randomized within 4 h of diagnosis to aggressive (20 ml/kg bolus followed by 3 ml/kg/h) vs...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266590/predictive-factors-of-intestinal-necrosis-in-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-prospective-study-from-an-intestinal-stroke-center
#14
Alexandre Nuzzo, Leon Maggiori, Maxime Ronot, Aymeric Becq, Aurelie Plessier, Nathalie Gault, Francisca Joly, Yves Castier, Valerie Vilgrain, Catherine Paugam, Yves Panis, Yoram Bouhnik, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Olivier Corcos
OBJECTIVES: To identify predictive factors for irreversible transmural intestinal necrosis (ITIN) in acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) and establish a risk score for ITIN. METHODS: This single-center prospective cohort study was performed between 2009 and 2015 in patients with AMI. The primary outcome was the occurrence of ITIN, confirmed by specimen analysis in patients who underwent surgery. Patients who recovered from AMI with no need for intestinal resection were considered not to have ITIN...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244499/the-annual-risk-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-does-not-decrease-over-time-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#15
Theresa Nguyen, Aaron P Thrift, Xiaoying Yu, Zhigang Duan, Hashem B El-Serag
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic surveillance is recommended for patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, it remains unclear if all BE patients benefit from long-term surveillance. We investigated the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) in BE patients in relation to number of successive endoscopies, years of follow-up, and calendar year. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of male veterans with newly diagnosed BE during 2004-2009 with follow-up until 30 September 2011...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244498/active-surveillance-beyond-5-years-is-required-for-presumed-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-undergoing-non-operative-management
#16
Stefano Crippa, Raffaele Pezzilli, Massimiliano Bissolati, Gabriele Capurso, Luigi Romano, Maria Paola Brunori, Lucia Calculli, Domenico Tamburrino, Alessandra Piccioli, Giacomo Ruffo, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Massimo Falconi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of active surveillance beyond 5 years in patients with branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs) without worrisome features (WF) and high-risk stigmata (HRS) undergoing non-operative management. METHODS: Patients with a minimum follow-up of 5 years who underwent surveillance with at least yearly magnetic resonance imaging were included. New onset of and predictors of WF/HRS during follow-up as well as long-term survival were analyzed...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244497/quality-of-life-in-chronic-pancreatitis-is-determined-by-constant-pain-disability-unemployment-current-smoking-and-associated-co-morbidities
#17
Jorge D Machicado, Stephen T Amann, Michelle A Anderson, Judah Abberbock, Stuart Sherman, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory A Cote, Vikesh K Singh, Michele D Lewis, Samer Alkaade, Bimaljit S Sandhu, Nalini M Guda, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Gong Tang, John Baillie, Randall E Brand, Timothy B Gardner, Andres Gelrud, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter A Banks, Adam Slivka, C Mel Wilcox, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) has a profound independent effect on quality of life (QOL). Our aim was to identify factors that impact the QOL in CP patients. METHODS: We used data on 1,024 CP patients enrolled in the three NAPS2 studies. Information on demographics, risk factors, co-morbidities, disease phenotype, and treatments was obtained from responses to structured questionnaires. Physical and mental component summary (PCS and MCS, respectively) scores generated using responses to the Short Form-12 (SF-12) survey were used to assess QOL at enrollment...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244496/a-comparison-of-the-rate-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-or-warfarin
#18
David J Cangemi, Timothy Krill, Rick Weideman, Daisha J Cipher, Stuart J Spechler, Linda A Feagins
OBJECTIVES: Early reports suggested that the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) was higher for patients on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) than for those on warfarin. We compared the incidence of GIB in our patients on NOACs with those on warfarin. METHODS: We used our VA pharmacy database to identify patients taking NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) or warfarin between January 2011 and June 2015, and used the VistA system to identify those who were hospitalized for GIB...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244495/tenapanor-treatment-of-patients-with-constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-phase-2-randomized-placebo-controlled-efficacy-and-safety-trial
#19
William D Chey, Anthony J Lembo, David P Rosenbaum
OBJECTIVES: Tenapanor is a first-in-class, small-molecule inhibitor of the gastrointestinal sodium/hydrogen exchanger NHE3. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of tenapanor in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C). METHODS: In this phase 2, double-blind study, patients with IBS-C (Rome III criteria) were randomized (1:1:1:1) to receive tenapanor 5 mg, 20 mg, or 50 mg b.i.d., or placebo b.i.d. for 12 weeks. The primary end point was the complete spontaneous bowel movement (CSBM) responder rate, defined as the proportion of patients reporting an increase from baseline of ≥1 CSBM/week for ≥6/12 treatment weeks...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244494/do-primary-care-provider-strategies-improve-patient-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening
#20
Nancy N Baxter, Rinku Sutradhar, Qing Li, Corinne Daly, Gladys N Honein-AbouHaidar, Devon P Richardson, Lisa Del Giudice, Jill Tinmouth, Lawrence Paszat, Linda Rabeneck
OBJECTIVES: Screening rates for colorectal cancer (CRC) remain suboptimal. The impact of provider strategies to enhance screening participation in the population is uncertain. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of provider strategies to increase screening in a single-payer system. METHODS: A population-based survey was conducted in primary care providers (PCPs) linked to patients using administrative data in Ontario, Canada. Patients were due for CRC screening from April 2012 to March 2013...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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