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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800034/the-association-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-and-small-bowel-bacterial-overgrowth-in-children
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Agnieszka Sieczkowska, Piotr Landowski, Pawel Zagozdzon, Barbara Kaminska, Carlos Lifschitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800033/predictors-of-early-discontinuation-of-interferon-free-direct-antiviral-agents-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-and-advanced-liver-fibrosis-results-of-a-real-life-cohort
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Noelle Miotto, Leandro C Mendes, Letícia P Zanaga, Eduardo S L Goncales, Maria S K Lazarini, Marcelo N Pedro, Fernando L Gonçales, Raquel S B Stucchi, Aline G Vigani
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for premature treatment discontinuation among patients with hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis with advanced fibrosis treated with interferon (IFN)-free direct antiviral agents (DAA)-based therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included all patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and advanced liver fibrosis in whom treatment was initiated with IFN-free DAA therapy at a university hospital from December 2015 through June 2016...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763340/rifaximin-for-the-prevention-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-hepatorenal-syndrome-in-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Faisal Kamal, Muhammad Ali Khan, Zubair Khan, George Cholankeril, Tariq A Hammad, Wade M Lee, Aijaz Ahmed, Bradford Waters, Colin W Howden, Satheesh Nair, Sanjaya K Satapathy
Prophylactic antibiotics have been recommended in patients with a previous history of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Recently, there has been interest in the use of rifaximin for the prevention of SBP and hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate this association of rifaximin. We searched several databases from inception through 24 January 2017, to identify comparative studies evaluating the effect of rifaximin on the occurrence of SBP and HRS. We performed predetermined subgroup analyses based on the type of control group, design of the study, and type of prophylaxis...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763339/long-term-outcomes-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-in-indian-patients-with-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Shalimar, Shivanand R Gamanagatti, Arpan H Patel, Saurabh Kedia, Baibaswata Nayak, Deepak Gunjan, Gyan Ranjan, Shashi B Paul, Subrat K Acharya
BACKGROUND/AIM: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the treatment of choice in Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) based on current data. Our objective was to evaluate outcomes and assess prognostic factors in BCS patients undergoing TIPS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of a propectively maintained database, all consecutive BCS patients undergoing TIPS from September 2010 to February 2017 were included. Complete response after TIPS was defined as resolution of symptoms (ascites/pedal edema) with no requirement of diuretics at the end of 4 weeks...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749794/united-european-gastroenterology-week-scientific-abstracts-and-their-progression-to-full-publication
#5
Suneil A Raju, David S Sanders, Rahim Akram, Rebecca Glover, Ammar Al-Rifaie, Elise Peever, Josh Purves, Emily Scanu, Matthew Kurien
OBJECTIVE: Abstracts presentations at scientific meetings enable rapid dissemination of novel research. The percentage of abstracts that proceed to full publication from differing medical specialties is highly variable. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of abstracts presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All abstracts presented at UEGW between 2009 and 2011 were assessed. Cross-referencing of the first author, senior author and at least one keyword of the abstract was performed using PubMed and EMBASE databases...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746121/development-of-a-prognostic-nomogram-for-cirrhotic-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#6
Yu-Jie Zhou, Ji-Na Zheng, Yi-Fan Zhou, Yi-Jing Han, Tian-Tian Zou, Wen-Yue Liu, Martin Braddock, Ke-Qing Shi, Xiao-Dong Wang, Ming-Hua Zheng
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a complication with a high mortality rate in critically ill patients presenting with cirrhosis. Today, there exist few accurate scoring models specifically designed for mortality risk assessment in critically ill cirrhotic patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (CICGIB). Our aim was to develop and evaluate a novel nomogram-based model specific for CICGIB. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 540 consecutive CICGIB patients were enrolled...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727631/one-year-of-baclofen-in-100-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-a-french-real-life-experience
#7
Camille Barrault, Hortensia Lison, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Armand Garioud, Charlotte Costentin, Véronique Béhar, Mourad Medmoun, Georges Pulwermacher, Hervé Hagège, Jean-François Cadranel
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested the efficacy of baclofen in reducing alcohol consumption, leading to a temporary recommendation for use in France. AIM: Our aim was to report our experience in using baclofen in alcohol-dependant patients with or without liver cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients from two liver and alcohol units were recruited over a 3-year period and received increasing doses of baclofen associated with social, psychological, and medical care...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704224/inflammatory-and-multiple-hepatocellular-adenoma-are-associated-with-a-higher-bmi
#8
Mirelle E E Bröker, Marcia P Gaspersz, Anne J Klompenhouwer, Bettina E Hansen, Turkan Terkivatan, Pavel Taimr, Roy Dwarkasing, Maarten G J Thomeer, Robert A de Man, Jan N M IJzermans
AIM: To identify patient and lesion characteristics associated with the occurrence of single or multiple hepatocellular adenoma (HCA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using a tertiary centre database, we retrospectively collected information on patient and lesion characteristics, management and follow-up of all patients with HCA included between 2001 and 2016. Patients were classified into three groups; patients with a single HCA, 2-9 HCA and at least 10 HCA. RESULTS: A total of 458 patients were diagnosed with HCA, including 121 (26...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704223/activities-in-a-social-networking-based-discussion-group-by-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-doctors
#9
Xiaoyu Kang, Lina Zhao, Na Liu, Xiangping Wang, Rongchun Zhang, Zhiguo Liu, Shuhui Liang, Shaowei Yao, Qin Tao, Hui Jia, Yanglin Pan, Xuegang Guo
BACKGROUND: Online social networking is increasingly being used among medical practitioners. However, few studies have evaluated its use in therapeutic endoscopy. Here, we aimed to analyze the shared topics and activities of a group of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) doctors in a social networking-based endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography discussion group (EDG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six ERCP trainers working in Xijing Hospital and 48 graduated endoscopists who had finished ERCP training in the same hospital were invited to join in EDG...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700364/helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#10
Joanna Pogorzelska, Magda Łapińska, Alicja Kalinowska, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Inflammatory changes in the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori indirectly and directly affect liver function. Moreover, the bacteria may worsen the course of the liver cirrhosis. The study aimed at evaluating the incidence of H. pylori infection among patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on the etiology and injury stage, scored according to Child-Pugh classification. Stage of esophageal varices and endoscopic inflammatory lesions in the stomach were evaluated, depending on the presence of H...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678044/randomized-clinical-trial-the-impact-of-gastrointestinal-risk-factor-screening-and-prophylactic-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-receiving-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#11
Berit E S Jensen, Jane M Hansen, Kasper S Larsen, Anders B Junker, Jens F Lassen, Svend E Jensen, Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
OBJECTIVE: Dual antiplatelet therapy reduces the risk of ischemic complications after acute coronary syndrome, but increases the risk of bleeding including upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB).The aim of this study was to examine the effect of screening for risk of UGIB and prophylactic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment in dual-antiplatelet-treated patients at risk of UGIB and to assess the significance of dual antiplatelet therapy compliance for cardiovascular events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a register-based randomized-controlled trial, 2009 patients were included at the time of first percutaneous coronary intervention and randomized to either screening or control...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678043/current-use-of-mri-in-patients-with-liver-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-population-based-study
#12
Laurianne Pech, Jean-Pierre Cercueil, Valérie Jooste, Denis Krause, Olivier Facy, Anne-Marie Bouvier
BACKGROUND: Liver MRI is recommended as the preoperative imaging strategy in liver metastatic colorectal cancers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess for the first time the use of liver MRI in a French population-based cancer registry. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All liver-only metastatic colorectal cancers resected for their primary tumour diagnosed between 2009 and 2013 were included. Nonconditional logistic regression was used to search for associations between the MRI order and the characteristics of patients and tumours...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628497/predicting-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-of-hospitalized-portuguese-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
#13
Samuel R Fernandes, Pedro Marques da Costa, Sofia Vítor, Joana R Carvalho, Patrícia Santos, Carlos M Moura, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Fernando Ramalho, José Velosa
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse can result in a spectrum of liver injury that ranges from mild fatty infiltration to alcoholic hepatitis (AH), cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The present study aimed to evaluate current scoring systems in predicting short-term and long-term mortality because of AH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 170 consecutive patients with AH admitted to a tertiary center between January 2005 and October 2015 were reviewed. Clinical and biochemical parameters were retrieved for the assessment of AH scores for the day of admission (D1) and for the seventh day of hospitalization (D7)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749790/do-we-need-to-screen-for-de-novo-diabetes-mellitus-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-after-a-sustained-virological-response
#14
Nasser Mousa, Ahmed Abdel-Razik, Raghda Farag, Walaa Shabana, Ayman Elgamal, Niveen El-Wakeel, Rasha Elzehery, Wagdi Elkashef, Waleed Eldars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There are millions of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus-infected patients who have been treated with a combination therapy (interferon and ribavirin) and have achieved a virological response (SVR) worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the risk factors for de-novo diabetes mellitus in CHC patients treated with combination therapy (interferon and ribavirin) and have achieved an SVR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 214 nondiabetic CHC patients with SVR and baseline homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) less than or equal to 2 were divided into group A, which included 108 patients with a BMI less than 25, and group B, which included 106 patients with a BMI of at least 25 and less than 30...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746161/paper-alert
#15
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746160/the-impact-of-genetic-polymorphisms-on-liver-diseases-entering-the-era-of-personalized-medicine
#16
Luigi Boccuto, Ludovico Abenavoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746159/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-confirming-the-clinical-benefits-far-beyond-anthropometry
#17
Gonçalves T Cúrdia, Carla Marinho, Joana Magalhães, Mara Barbosa, Sara Monteiro, Francisca Dias de Castro, Pedro Boal Carvalho, Bruno Rosa, Lília Figueiredo, José Cotter
OBJECTIVES: The real benefit of gastrostomy is still a matter of debate. We aimed to prospectively evaluate the global impact of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients followed at a specialized multidisciplinary clinic, namely, the impact on the need for healthcare resources, anthropometric measures, pressure ulcers prevention and healing, and nutritional and hydration status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From the 201 patients who underwent PEG between May 2011 and September 2014, 60 were included in a prospective study...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746158/lactate-serum-concentrations-during-treatment-with-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-in-hepatitis-b-with-or-without-cirrhosis
#18
Christos Triantos, Maria Kalafateli, Ioanna Aggeletopoulou, Martha Mandellou, Stelios Assimakopoulos, Paraskevi Tselekouni, Dimitra Taprantzi, Giorgos Tsiaoussis, Georgia Vourli, Evangelos D Anastassiou, Charalambos Gogos, Chrisoula Labropoulou-Karatza, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical implications of lactate concentrations in patients with hepatitis B with or without cirrhosis during treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis B and median age 57 (24-85) years were prospectively included. Lactate concentrations were measured at baseline and at 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months following the baseline measurements...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658068/depression-and-insomnia-among-individuals-with-celiac-disease-or-on-a-gluten-free-diet-in-the-usa-results-from-a-national-survey
#19
Haley M Zylberberg, Ryan T Demmer, Joseph A Murray, Peter H R Green, Benjamin Lebwohl
BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty regarding the prevalence of psychiatric illnesses in patients with celiac disease (CD) and people who avoid gluten (PWAG) without a diagnosis of CD. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We obtained data from 22 274 participants from the 2009-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to compare the prevalence of depression, insomnia, quality-of-life variables, and psychotropic medication use in CD participants and PWAGs to controls...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639970/hyperuricemia-is-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-activity-score-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Wasin Ahuja, Kamonkiat Wirunsawanya, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is a significant risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It may also have an impact on the histologic severity of NAFLD. However, data on this association are limited. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate the relationship of serum uric acid with liver histologic severity as determined by NAFLD activity score (NAS) in patients with NAFLD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched through August 2016 for studies that investigated the association between hyperuricemia and NAS among patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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