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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906753/noninvasive-markers-of-liver-fibrosis-on-treatment-changes-of-serum-markers-predict-the-outcome-of-antifibrotic-therapy
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Sudeep Tanwar, Paul M Trembling, Brian J Hogan, Ankur Srivastava, Julie Parkes, Scott Harris, Paul Grant, Eleni Nastouli, Mathias Ocker, Klaus Wehr, Christoph Herold, Daniel Neureiter, Detlef Schuppan, William M Rosenberg
AIM: The utility of noninvasive serum markers to longitudinally monitor liver fibrosis is not established. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with chronic hepatitis C who had previously failed antiviral therapy were randomized to receive pegylated interferon with or without silymarin for 24 months. Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) tests (hyularonic acid, terminal peptide of procollagen III, tissue inhibitor of matrix metaloproteinase-1) were performed on patient sera obtained before, during and at the end of the study (0, 12, 24 months) and liver histology obtained before and at the end of the study...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902515/comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-disability-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-following-restorative-proctocolectomy-with-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-versus-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy
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Sara van Gennep, Saloomeh Sahami, Christianne J Buskens, Gijs R van den Brink, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, André D'Hoore, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Gert van Assche, Marc Ferrante, Séverine Vermeire, Willem A Bemelman, Geert R A M D'Haens, Mark Löwenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) and disability were compared in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy versus patients who received treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: UC patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy or started anti-TNF treatment between January 2010 and January 2015 were included at two tertiary referral centers. A matched cohort was created using propensity score matching for the covariates disease duration, Montreal classification, age, and sex...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902514/prevalence-and-epidemiology-of-hepatitis-d-among-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-report-from-northern-spain
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Carlos Ordieres, Carmen A Navascués, María L González-Diéguez, Mercedes Rodríguez, Valle Cadahía, María Varela, Luis Rodrigo, Manuel Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection has decreased during the last decades. However, an increasing trend has been reported recently. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a case-control study to analyze changes in its prevalence in 1215 chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients, diagnosed consecutively in a tertiary center, between 1983 and 2012. According to the year of diagnosis, patients were distributed into two groups: A [1983-1997 (n=786)] and B [1998-2012 (n=429)]...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893491/role-of-low-molecular-weight-heparins-in-prevention-of-thromboembolic-complication-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Osama Negm, Sabry Abou Saif, Mohamed El Gharib, Mohamed Yousef, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a common complication after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This is the first clinical study to evaluate the role of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) with TACE in HCC for the prevention of thromboembolism complications (PVT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was carried out on 40 patients with HCC requiring TACE who presented to the Tropical Medicine Department, Tanta University and Interventional Radiology Department of Ain-Shams University Hospitals starting from April 2015...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879486/prospective-interventional-study-of-tenofovir-in-pregnancy-to-prevent-vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-in-highly-viremic-women
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Pierre O Sellier, Sarah Maylin, Béatrice Berçot, Dorothée Chopin, Amanda Lopes, Guy Simoneau, John Evans, Véronique Delcey, Jean-Louis Bénifla, François Simon, Jean-François Bergmann
BACKGROUND: The risk of vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) increases as maternal HBV DNA increase, despite serovaccination to newborns. METHODS: From 1 July 2012 to 1 January 2016, all pregnant women in Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris, France, with HBV DNA of 5 log10 IU/ml and above were administered tenofovir from week 28 of pregnancy until delivery. HBV DNA was measured at months 1, 2 of tenofovir and at delivery. The newborns were serovaccinated, tested for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb)±HBV DNA, and hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) when aged 9 months, and then 24 months...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879485/patients-views-on-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-an-acceptable-therapeutic-option-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Jonas Zeitz, Marina Bissig, Christiane Barthel, Luc Biedermann, Sylvie Scharl, Daniel Pohl, Pascal Frei, Stephan R Vavricka, Michael Fried, Gerhard Rogler, Michael Scharl
BACKGROUND: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) represents a new therapeutic option that has been studied in two randomized-controlled trials in ulcerative colitis patients. Our study aimed to identify patients' views on the use of this novel therapeutic approach. METHODS: Using an anonymous questionnaire, we obtained data from 574 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on their knowledge and willingness to undergo FMT. RESULTS: A large proportion of IBD patients (53...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861253/cry-wolf-and-inflate-medical-urgency-to-expedite-consult-resolution-through-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#7
Amnon Sonnenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To expedite a consult resolution, referring physicians sometimes inflate the urgency and need for endoscopic workup. The aim of the present decision analysis was to study the impact of inflationary indication on the expected benefits to gastroenterologists and referring physicians. METHODS: The study aims were pursued in terms of game theory and medical decision analysis using decision trees. Different outcomes associated with true versus false urgent indication in immediate versus delayed endoscopy were ranked according to different preference schemes of gastroenterologists versus referring physicians...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861252/epidemiology-of-hepatitis-b-in-portugal
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Mário J Silva, João Valente, Tiago Capela, Pedro Russo, Filipe Calinas
The epidemiology of hepatitis B in Portugal is insufficiently characterized. We aimed to review the epidemiology of hepatitis B in Portugal since 1980. A literature review was performed in MEDLINE, Scielo, Web of Science, and the Portuguese Scientific Repository for studies containing 'Hepatitis B' and 'Portugal' published from 1980 to June 2016. The initial search was complemented by abstract books from national gastroenterology and hepatology meetings and reports from the Service for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependences, the Portuguese Blood Institute, and Directorate-General of Health...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849644/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-opportunities-for-an-earlier-detection-in-primary-care
#9
Francesco Lapi, Alice Capogrosso Sansone, Stefania Mantarro, Monica Simonetti, Marco Tuccori, Corrado Blandizzi, Alessandro Rossi, Giampaolo Corti, Alessandro Bartoloni, Alfonso Bellia, Leonardo Baiocchi, Iacopo Cricelli, Claudio Cricelli
BACKGROUND/AIM: In the era of direct-acting antiviral medications, which can cure the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the actual epidemiology of this condition in the general population is still unclear. We therefore aimed to estimate the prevalence rate of HCV and assess the determinants for incident cases of HCV in primary care in Italy. METHODS: We identified outpatients aged at least 15 years registered in the Italian Health Search IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database from 1 January 2002 to 30 June 2013...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849643/comparison-of-rectal-indomethacin-diclofenac-and-naproxen-for-the-prevention-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
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Amir H Mohammad Alizadeh, Mohammad Abbasinazari, Behzad Hatami, Saeed Abdi, Forozan Ahmadpour, Shideh Dabir, Aida Nematollahi, Samira Fatehi, Mohammad A Pourhoseingholi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: NSAIDs are commonly utilized for the prevention of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis (PEP). However, not much is known about the most effective drug in preventing this complication. This study aims to clarify which drug (indomethacin, diclofenac, or naproxen) is most effective for the prevention of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized study, patients received a single rectal dose of one of the three drugs 30 min before undergoing ERCP: diclofenac (100 mg), indomethacin (100 mg), or naproxen (500 mg)...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845950/carbon-dioxide-insufflation-during-colonoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-single-center-trial
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Přemysl Falt, Vít Šmajstrla, Petr Fojtík, Martin Hill, Ondřej Urban
OBJECTIVE: Bowel distension by insufflated air causes abdominal discomfort after colonoscopy. Carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of air insufflation during colonoscopy can reduce postprocedural discomfort in diagnostic and screening cases. Discomfort after colonoscopy and CO2 insufflation have never been studied in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, characterized by younger age, structural changes of the colon, and need for repeated and frequently uncomfortable colonoscopies. Our trial was designed to evaluate postprocedural discomfort associated with CO2 compared with air insufflation in unsedated or minimally sedated patients with known IBD...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832041/investigation-of-liver-dysfunction-who-should-we-test-for-hepatitis-e
#12
Sebastian J Wallace, Glynn W Webb, Richie G Madden, Hugh C Dalton, Joanne Palmer, Richard T Dalton, Adam Pollard, Rhys Martin, Vasilis Panayi, Gwyn Bennett, Richard P Bendall, Harry R Dalton
AIM: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in developed countries, but unrecognized infection is common. Many national guidelines now recommend HEV testing in patients with acute hepatitis irrespective of travel history. The biochemical definition of 'hepatitis' that best predicts HEV infection has not been established. This study aimed to determine parameters of liver biochemistry that should prompt testing for acute HEV. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of serial liver function tests (LFTs) in cases of acute HEV (n=74) and three comparator groups: common bile duct stones (CBD, n=87), drug-induced liver injury (DILI, n=69) and patients testing negative for HEV (n=530)...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832040/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-sitagliptin-for-treating-diabetes-mellitus-complicated-by-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#13
Xiao-Long Deng, Rui Ma, Hong-Xia Zhu, Jun Zhu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sitagliptin for treating Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: In total, 72 Chinese T2DM patients with NAFLD were divided randomly into two groups of 36 patients each group. All 72 patients were assigned to receive either sitagliptin or diet and exercise for 52 weeks between January 2013 and December 2015. The outcomes' measurements included serum levels of hemoglobin A1c, fasting plasma glucose, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832039/a-clinician-s-guide-to-the-cost-and-health-benefits-of-hepatitis-c-cure-assessed-from-the-individual-patient-perspective
#14
Phil McEwan, Nowlan Selvapatt, Ashley Brown, Mark Thursz, Hayley Bennett, Samantha Webster, Anupama Kalsekar, Yong Yuan, Michael Brenner, Jason Gordon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a considerable public health challenge. Novel direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens offer high cure rates and the promise of reduced HCV incidence and prevalence following the up-scaling of treatment. This has focused attention towards affordability. This study aimed to estimate the economic value of cure to evaluate the treatment costs justifiable from the patient perspective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A published, validated HCV model was utilized to contrast clinical and cost outcomes for patients aged 30-70 years, stratified by METAVIR F0-F4, for (i) no treatment and (ii) successful treatment [i...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832038/improving-prognosis-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-ireland-1994-2008
#15
Caroline Gaynor, Masood Iqbal, Harry Comber, Sandra Deady, Aiden McCormick
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing in low-prevalence countries such as the USA, UK and Ireland. Over the past two decades, diagnostic techniques have improved and new treatments have been introduced. The aim of this study was to determine whether there has been an impact on hepatoma mortality in Ireland. METHODS: Anonymized cancer registration data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland were used to investigate patient characteristics and trends in treatment and survival for Irish patients diagnosed with histologically confirmed HCC between 1994 and 2008...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832037/effects-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-on-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-parameters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Sikarin Upala, Anawin Sanguankeo, Sheikh A Saleem, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown a close relationship between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), insulin resistance, and altered metabolic parameters. However, the effects of H. pylori eradication on these conditions remain controversial. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of H. pylori eradication on insulin resistance and metabolic parameters. METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases from their inception to July 2016...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824643/clinical-psychological-and-physiological-correlates-of-patients-who-defecate-after-meal
#17
Michel Bouchoucha, Ghislain Devroede, Florence Mary, Cyriaque Bon, Gheorges Airinei, Bakhtiar Bejou, Robert Benamouzig
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Food is the most important synchronizer of gastrointestinal motility and secretion. Many patients with functional bowel or anorectal disorders complain of fecal urge and stool output after eating. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 408 consecutive outpatients with functional bowel and/or anorectal disorders (74% female, 50.2±15.6 years, 24.8±5.0 kg/m²) filled Rome III questionnaires. Depression and anxiety scores, a physiological evaluation (total and segmental colonic transit time, colonic transit response to eating using a standard 1000 kcal test meal, and anorectal manometry), were measured...
November 7, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824642/coffee-consumption-and-risk-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a worldwide public health concern. Coffee might have a protective effect against NAFLD. However, the results of previous reports are conflicting. Therefore, we carried out this meta-analysis to summarize all available data. METHODS: This study consisted of two meta-analyses. The first meta-analysis included observational studies comparing the risk of NAFLD in patients who did and did not drink coffee...
November 7, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792038/role-of-cannabis-in-digestive-disorders
#19
Hemant Goyal, Umesh Singla, Urvashi Gupta, Elizabeth May
Cannabis sativa, a subspecies of the Cannabis plant, contains aromatic hydrocarbon compounds called cannabinoids. [INCREMENT]-Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most abundant cannabinoid and is the main psychotropic constituent. Cannabinoids activate two types of G-protein-coupled cannabinoid receptors: cannabinoid type 1 receptor and cannabinoid type 2 receptor. There has been ongoing interest and development in research to explore the therapeutic potential of cannabis. [INCREMENT]-Tetrahydrocannabinol exerts biological functions on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787263/serum-alanine-aminotransferase-levels-and-all-cause-mortality
#20
Erica Karaphillis, Ryan Goldstein, Sharif Murphy, Rehan Qayyum
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Studies have examined the relationship between serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and mortality with inconsistent results. Our aims were to examine the association of normal range serum ALT with mortality, to explore a nonlinear relationship between ALT and mortality, and to investigate whether age modifies this relationship. STUDY: We used the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2010. Vital status of the participants was obtained by probabilistic matching between NHANES and the National Death Index...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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