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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514841/endoscopic-management-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-in-children
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Zaheer Nabi, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy
The incidence of acute pancreatitis in children has increased over the last few decades. The development of pancreatic fluid collection is not uncommon after severe acute pancreatitis, although its natural course in children and adolescents is poorly understood. Asymptomatic fluid collections can be safely observed without any intervention. However, the presence of clinically significant symptoms warrants the drainage of these fluid collections. Endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collection is safe and effective in adults...
May 19, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506030/simeprevir-based-triple-therapy-with-reduced-doses-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-plus-ribavirin-for-interferon-ineligible-patients-with-genotype-1b-hepatitis-c-virus
#2
Hideyuki Tamai, Yoshiyuki Ida, Akira Kawashima, Naoki Shingaki, Ryo Shimizu, Kosaku Moribata, Tetsushi Nasu, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Taisei Nakao, Masayuki Kitano
Background/Aims: The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of simeprevir-based triple therapy with reduced doses of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin for interferon (IFN) ineligible patients, such as elderly and/or cirrhotic patients, and to elucidate the factors contributing to a sustained virologic response (SVR). Methods: One hundred IFN ineligible patients infected with genotype 1b hepatitis C virus (HCV) were treated. Simeprevir (100 mg) was given orally together with reduced doses of PEG-IFN-α 2a (90 μg), and ribavirin (200 mg less than the recommended dose)...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506029/establishment-of-a-disease-specific-graded-prognostic-assessment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-spinal-metastasis
#3
Chai Hong Rim, Chiwhan Choi, Jinhyun Choi, Jinsil Seong
Background/Aims: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with spinal metastasis (SM) show heterogeneous lengths of survival. In this study, we develop and propose a graded prognostic assessment for HCC patients with SM (HCC-SM GPA). Methods: We previously reported the outcomes of 192 HCC patients with SM who received radiotherapy from April 1992 to February 2012. Prognostic factors that significantly affected survival in that study were used to establish the HCC-SM GPA...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506028/comparison-of-the-hospital-acquired-clostridium-difficile-infection-risk-of-using-proton-pump-inhibitors-versus-histamine-2-receptor-antagonists-for-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-stress-ulcers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Mohamed Azab, Loomee Doo, Daniel H Doo, Yousif Elmofti, Muazer Ahmed, John Jay Cadavona, Xibei B Liu, Amaan Shafi, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo
Background/Aims: Although proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers in hospital settings, there are concerns that PPIs increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, little is known about the risk of CDI following PPI and histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) use. We evaluated the comparative hospital-acquired CDI occurrence risk associated with the concurrent use of PPIs versus H2RAs. Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, MEDLINE/ Ovid, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, and Google Scholar through August 19, 2016, identified 12 studies that reported the hospital-acquired CDI occurrence following H2RA and PPI use for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506027/final-report-of-unmet-needs-of-interferon-based-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-korea-basis-for-moving-into-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era
#5
Eun Sun Jang, Young Seok Kim, Kyung-Ah Kim, Youn Jae Lee, Woo Jin Chung, In Hee Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Background/Aims: To evaluate the era of direct acting antivirals (DAAs), we must understand the treatment patterns and outcomes of interferon-based therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We aimed to elucidate the treatment rate, factors affecting treatment decisions, and efficacy of interferon- based therapy in a real-world setting. Methods: This nationwide cohort study included 1,191 newly diagnosed patients with chronic HCV infection at seven tertiary hospitals in South Korea...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494576/diverticular-disease-an-update-on-pathogenesis-and-management
#6
REVIEW
Mona Rezapour, Saima Ali, Neil Stollman
Diverticular disease is one of the most common conditions in the Western world and one of the most common findings identified at colonoscopy. Recently, there has been a significant paradigm shift in our understanding of diverticular disease and its management. The pathogenesis of diverticular disease is thought to be multifactorial and include both environmental and genetic factors in addition to the historically accepted etiology of dietary fiber deficiency. Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is currently considered a type of chronic diverticulosis that is perhaps akin to irritable bowel syndrome...
May 12, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494575/combination-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-current-updates-and-perspectives
#7
REVIEW
Tung-Hung Su, Chun-Jen Liu
Nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs) and interferon have been used for several decades to treat chronic hepatitis B; however, the therapeutic response remains unsatisfactory. Although NUC therapy exhibits potent on-treatment viral suppression, frequent off-therapy virological relapses suggest an indefinite treatment course. Interferon modulates the innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses and thus increases the chance of viral eradication. Interferon therapy has the advantage of a finite duration, absence of drug resistance, and durable posttreatment responses...
May 12, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494574/endoscopic-management-of-peri-pancreatic-fluid-collections
#8
REVIEW
Hon Chi Yip, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
In the past decade, there has been a progressive paradigm shift in the management of peri-pancreatic fluid collections after acute pancreatitis. Refinements in the definitions of fluid collections from the updated Atlanta classification have enabled better communication amongst physicians in an effort to formulate optimal treatments. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts has emerged as the procedure of choice over surgical cystogastrostomy. The approach provides similar success rates with low complications and better quality of life compared with surgery...
May 12, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494577/sessile-serrated-adenomas-how-to-detect-characterize-and-resect
#9
REVIEW
Michael X Ma, Michael J Bourke
Serrated polyps are important contributors to the burden of colorectal cancers (CRC). These lesions were once considered to have no malignant potential, but currently up to 30% of all CRC are recognized to arise from the serrated neoplasia pathway. The primary premalignant lesions are sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps), although traditional serrated adenomas are relatively uncommon. Compared to conventional adenomas, SSA/Ps are morphologically subtle with indistinct borders, may be difficult to detect endoscopically, are more prevalent than previously thought, are associated with synchronous and metachronous advanced neoplasia, and have a higher risk of incomplete resection...
May 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486793/inflammatory-bowel-disease-updates-on-molecular-targets-for-biologics
#10
REVIEW
Konstantinos H Katsanos, Konstantinos A Papadakis
Therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has changed, with several new agents being evaluated. The era of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) antibody therapy saw remarkable progress in IBD therapy. Some patients, however, do not respond to anti-TNF treatment, or their response decreases over time. This phenomenon highlights the need to identify new molecular targets for therapy in IBD. The targets of new therapeutic molecules in IBD must aim to restore immune dysregulation by the inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, interleukin [IL]-6, IL-13, IL-17, IL-18, and IL-21) and augmentation of the effect of anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10, IL-11, and transforming growth factor β) and to pursue new anti-inflammatory targets, such as regulatory T-cell therapy, Smad7 antisense, Janus-activated kinase inhibition, Toll-like receptor stimulation, leukocyte adhesion, and blockade of T-cell homing via integrins and mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1...
May 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427116/current-trends-in-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#11
REVIEW
Dalbir S Sandhu, Ronnie Fass
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) characterized by heartburn and/or regurgitation symptoms is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders managed by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians. There has been an increase in GERD prevalence, particularly in North America and East Asia. Over the past three decades proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been the mainstay of medical therapy for GERD. However, recently there has been an increasing awareness amongst physicians and patients regarding the side effects of the PPI class of drugs...
April 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395509/postoperative-helicobacter-pylori-infection-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-patients-after-curative-resection
#12
Da Hyun Jung, Yong Chan Lee, Jie-Hyun Kim, Hyunsoo Chung, Jun Chul Park, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Hyoung-Il Kim, Woo Jin Hyung, Sung Hoon Noh
Background/Aims: Few studies have evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on the prognosis of patients diagnosed with gastric cancer (GC) after curative surgery. We investigated the association between the H. pylori infection status and clinical outcome after surgery. Methods: We assessed the H. pylori status of 314 patients who underwent curative resection for GC. The H. pylori status was examined using a rapid urease test 2 months after resection...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395508/characteristics-of-primary-and-metachronous-gastric-cancers-discovered-after-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-a-multicenter-propensity-score-matched-study
#13
Yuji Maehata, Shotaro Nakamura, Motohiro Esaki, Fumie Ikeda, Tomohiko Moriyama, Risa Hida, Ema Washio, Junji Umeno, Minako Hirahashi, Takanari Kitazono, Takayuki Matsumoto
Background/Aims: Gastric cancers develop even after successful Helicobacter pylori eradication. We aimed to clarify the characteristics of early gastric cancers discovered after H. pylori eradication. Methods: A total of 1,053 patients with early gastric cancer treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection were included. After matching the propensity score, we retrospectively investigated the clinicopathological features of 192 patients, including 96 patients who had undergone successful H...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395507/pantoprazole-does-not-reduce-the-antiplatelet-effect-of-clopidogrel-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-korea
#14
Yoon Jin Choi, Nayoung Kim, In-Jin Jang, Joo-Youn Cho, Ryoung Hee Nam, Ji Hyun Park, Hyun Jin Jo, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Dong Ho Lee, Hyun Chae Jung
Background/Aims: Concerns that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) diminish the efficacy of clopidogrel could hamper the appropriate prescription of PPIs. We evaluated the influence of pantoprazole on the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel compared with ranitidine, which is regarded as safe, after stratification of the population according to the presence of a cytochrome (CYP) 2C19 polymorphism in Korea. Methods: Forty patients who underwent dual antiplatelet therapy were randomized to receive pantoprazole (n=20) or ranitidine (n=20)...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395506/association-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-with-depressive-symptoms-in-the-united-states-population-and-independent-predictors-of-depressive-symptoms-in-an-ibd-population-a-nhanes-study
#15
Sanjay Bhandari, Michael E Larson, Nilay Kumar, Daniel Stein
Background/Aims: There is a paucity of population-based studies on the association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression in the U.S. population. We sought to study this association using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database. Methods: We used NHANES data from 2009 to 2010. Our study included 190,269,933 U.S. adults without IBD and 2,325,226 with IBD. We sought to determine whether IBD is an independent risk factor for depressive symptoms (DS) in the U...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395505/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-single-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-performed-by-endoscopist-experts-in-single-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-experience-and-meta-analysis
#16
Tae Jun Kim, Eun Ran Kim, Dong Kyung Chang, Young-Ho Kim, Sung Noh Hong
Background/Aims: Studies concerning the efficacy and safety of single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) compared with that of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) often appear to be conflicting. However, previous studies were performed by endoscopists who were less experienced in SBE compared with DBE. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of SBE and DBE data performed by a single enteroscopist, with expertise in SBE, using a prospective balloon-assisted enteroscopy registry from 2013 to 2015...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376583/inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-a-review-of-the-phenotype-and-associated-specific-features
#17
REVIEW
Carolina Palmela, Farhad Peerani, Daniel Castaneda, Joana Torres, Steven H Itzkowitz
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, progressive cholestatic disease that is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in approximately 70% of cases. Although the pathogenesis is still unknown for both diseases, there is increasing evidence to indicate that they share a common underlying predisposition. Herein, we review the epidemiology, diagnosis, disease pathogenesis, and specific clinical features of the PSC-IBD phenotype. Patients with PSC-IBD have a distinct IBD phenotype with an increased incidence of pancolitis, backwash ileitis, and rectal sparing...
April 6, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335102/efficacy-of-a-multiplex-paclitaxel-emission-stent-using-a-pluronic-%C3%A2-mixture-membrane-versus-a-covered-metal-stent-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-prospective-randomized-comparative-study
#18
Sung Ill Jang, Se Joon Lee, Seok Jeong, Don Haeng Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Hong Jin Yoon, Dong Ki Lee
Background/Aims: A drug-eluting stent for unresectable malignant biliary obstruction was developed to increase stent patency by preventing tumor ingrowth. The safety and efficacy of a new generation of metallic stents covered with a paclitaxel-incorporated membrane using a Pluronic(®) mixture (MSCPM-II) were compared prospectively with those of covered metal stents (CMSs) in patients with malignant biliary obstructions. Methods: This study was initially designed as a prospective randomized trial but was closed early because of a high incidence of early occlusion...
March 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335100/is-the-reinitiation-of-antiplatelet-agents-safe-at-1-week-after-gastric-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-assessment-of-bleeding-risk-using-the-forrest-classification
#19
Jong Yeul Lee, Chan Gyoo Kim, Soo-Jeong Cho, Young-Il Kim, Il Ju Choi
Background/Aims: Delayed bleeding after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) commonly occurs within 3 days, but it may also occur after 1 week following ESD, especially in antiplatelet agent users. We evaluated the risk of delayed bleeding in post-ESD ulcers using the Forrest classification. Methods: Registry data on the Forrest classification of post-ESD ulcers (n=371) at 1 week or 2 weeks after ESD were retrospectively evaluated. The Forrest classification was categorized into two groups: increased risk (Forrest Ia to IIc) or low risk (Forrest III)...
March 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335099/endoscopic-treatment-of-diverse-complications-caused-by-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-a-study-in-eastern-asia
#20
Su Young Kim, Kyong Yong Oh, Jun-Won Chung, Yoon Jae Kim, Kyoung Oh Kim, Kwang An Kwon, Dong Kyun Park, Kyoung Kon Kim, Seong Min Kim
Background/Aims: The use of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is increasing proportionally with the obesity epidemic. However, some postoperative complications have been highlighted as major problems associated with LAGB. There is no consensus concerning the endoscopic management of these adverse events. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the feasibility and effectiveness of endoscopic treatment for LAGB complications. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 352 patients who underwent LAGB between 2011 and 2015...
March 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
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