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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727631/one-year-of-baclofen-in-100-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-a-french-real-life-experience
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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/28658068/depression-and-insomnia-among-individuals-with-celiac-disease-or-on-a-gluten-free-diet-in-the-usa-results-from-a-national-survey
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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...
June 27, 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
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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...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639969/the-prevalence-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-type-symptoms-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-remission
#9
Daniël R Hoekman, Judith Zeevenhooven, Geert R D'Haens, Marc A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and are believed to reflect ongoing inflammation. Consequently, a low prevalence of IBS-type symptoms in IBD patients with normal inflammatory markers is expected. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of IBS-type symptoms in IBD patients in biochemical remission (evidenced by low fecal calprotectin levels) and the relationship of these symptoms with fecal calprotectin levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this observational, cross-sectional study, we included all adults with a history of IBD who had calprotectin levels less than 200 µg/g during routine follow-up between August 2014 and May 2015 at our hospital...
June 21, 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
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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/28628496/proton-pump-inhibitor-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-therapy-for-the-management-of-noncardiac-chest-pain
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Nikos Viazis, Konstantina Katopodi, George Karamanolis, Konstantinos Denaxas, Lazaros Varytimiadis, Michail Galanopoulos, Emmanouela Tsoukali, Dimitirs Kamberoglou, Angeliki Christidou, Dimitrios G Karamanolis, George Papatheodoridis, Gerasimos J Mantzaris
INTRODUCTION: Although gastroesophageal reflux disease is the main cause of noncardiac chest pain (NCCP), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) benefit a minority of patients. Our prospective study evaluated the effect of PPI and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on the different subtypes of NCCP characterized by impedance-pH monitoring. METHODS: All NCCP patients underwent impedance-pH monitoring and on the basis of the results, those with abnormal distal esophageal acid exposure received PPIs twice daily (group A), those with a positive symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg and PPI once daily (group B), and those with a negative symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg once daily (group C)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614081/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-a-rare-but-severe-complication-of-liver-cirrhosis
#12
Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Sandra Lopes, Graça Ribeiro, Pedro Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is the most common infectious complication in cirrhosis. Spontaneous fungal peritonitis is rare and remains unknown. In this work, spontaneous fungal peritonitis as well as risk factors and prognosis are characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 253 consecutive admissions by peritonitis in cirrhotic patients was carried out between 2006 and 2015. Comparison of patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis (cases) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with positive microbiologic ascitic fluid culture (controls) was performed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570343/controlled-attenuation-parameter-for-diagnosing-steatosis-in-bariatric-surgery-candidates-with-suspected-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#13
Sylvie Naveau, Cosmin S Voican, Amandine Lebrun, Martin Gaillard, Karima Lamouri, Micheline Njiké-Nakseu, Rodi Courie, Hadrien Tranchart, Axel Balian, Sophie Prévot, Ibrahim Dagher, Gabriel Perlemuter
INTRODUCTION: Steatosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often benign, but may progress to fibrosis. The accurate diagnosis of hepatic steatosis is therefore important for clinical decision-making and prognostic assessments. The controlled attenuation parameter (CAP), a noninvasive measurement obtained with Fibro-Scan, has been developed for liver steatosis assessment. CAP performs poorly in patients with high BMI. The XL probe was initially developed for measuring liver stiffness in overweight patients...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562395/differential-significance-of-early-surgical-complications-for-acute-and-long-term-recurrence-free-survival-following-surgical-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-do-comorbidities-play-a-role
#14
Andrej Khandoga, Moritz Drefs, Markus Schoenberg, Tobias Schiergens, Katharina Frenes, Mark Op den Winkel, Christoph Trumm, Martin K Angele, Markus Guba, Jens Werner, Markus Rentsch
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications of Clavien-Dindo grade 3 or more are of prognostic significance in patients who undergo liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, perioperative mortality and patient comorbidities represent relevant factors that interfere with postoperative long-term survival. To clarify this, a retrospective single-center study was carried out. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient data were prospectively collected in a continuously updated liver resection database...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562394/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-esculap-versus-ceus-li-rads
#15
Barbara Schellhaas, Ruediger S Görtz, Lukas Pfeifer, Christian Kielisch, Markus F Neurath, Deike Strobel
OBJECTIVE: A comparison is made of two contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) algorithms for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients: Erlanger Synopsis of Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound for Liver lesion Assessment in Patients at Risk (ESCULAP) and American College of Radiology Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound-Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (ACR-CEUS-LI-RADSv.2016). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Focal liver lesions in 100 high-risk patients were assessed using both CEUS algorithms (ESCULAP and CEUS-LI-RADSv...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562393/association-between-lower-air-pressure-and-the-onset-of-ischemic-colitis-a-case-control-study
#16
Takefumi Kimura, Akihiro Shinji, Naoki Tanaka, Masayoshi Koinuma, Maki Yamaura, Tadanobu Nagaya, Satoru Joshita, Michiharu Komatsu, Takeji Umemura, Akira Horiuchi, Shuichi Wada, Eiji Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic colitis (IC) often affects the elderly. Proarteriosclerotic factors, such as hypertension and smoking, and cardiovascular disease are considered major contributors to IC. Although a possible link between certain cerebrocardiovascular disorders and meteorological phenomena has been reported, the relationship between IC onset and weather changes remains uninvestigated. This study examined whether specific meteorological factors were associated with the occurrence of IC...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542115/exposure-to-oral-contraceptives-increases-the-risk-for-development-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-case-controlled-and-cohort-studies
#17
Ronald Ortizo, Stephanie Y Lee, Emily T Nguyen, Mohammad Mazen Jamal, Matthew M Bechtold, Douglas L Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) is a widely used method of contraception. There have been conflicting studies linking the use of OCPs to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The intent of this meta-analysis is to better define the association between OCP exposure and the risk for development of IBD. METHODS: A thorough search of multiple databases, including Scopus, Cochrane, MEDLINE/PubMed, and CINAHL, and abstracts from major gastroenterology meetings was performed (October, 2016)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542114/predictors-of-pouchitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-pediatric-onset-ulcerative-colitis
#18
Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Rami Eliakim, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yaron Niv, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have reported on the incidence and risk factors for pouchitis following colectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) in patients with pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis (UC). We aimed to determine clinical predictors for the development of pouchitis following IPAA in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all pediatric UC cases that were diagnosed at the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel between 1981 and 2013 and who underwent colectomy during disease course...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542113/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Jirat Chenbhanich, Anawin Sanguankeo, Pattara Rattanawong, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Sikarin Upala
BACKGROUND: Arterial function is a marker of early atherosclerotic changes and cardiovascular disease. Several studies have suggested the possible association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and increased arterial stiffness. Thus, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to better characterize this association. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of the databases of the MEDLINE and EMBASE was carried out from inception through September 2016...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538269/novel-therapies-and-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
Joao M Serigado, Manhal Izzy, Harmit Kalia
Chronic hepatitis B is a persistent and progressive inflammatory liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). More than 240 million individuals are infected with HBV worldwide and hepatitis B accounts for an estimated 650 000 deaths annually. Approximately up to 30% of chronically infected patients will develop complications of HBV infection including, but not limited to, liver cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Currently approved therapies have improved clinical outcomes, but have a considerable side-effect profile, elevated cost, and a finite course of treatment...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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