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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Katsuhiko Iwakiri, Yoshikazu Kinoshita, Yasuki Habu, Tadayuki Oshima, Noriaki Manabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Akihito Nagahara, Osamu Kawamura, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Soji Ozawa, Kiyoshi Ashida, Shuichi Ohara, Hideyuki Kashiwagi, Kyoichi Adachi, Kazuhide Higuchi, Hiroto Miwa, Kazuma Fujimoto, Motoyasu Kusano, Yoshio Hoshihara, Tatsuyuki Kawano, Ken Haruma, Michio Hongo, Kentaro Sugano, Mamoru Watanabe, Tooru Shimosegawa
As an increase in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been reported in Japan, and public interest in GERD has been increasing, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology published the Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for GERD (1st edition) in 2009. Six years have passed since its publication, and there have been a large number of reports in Japan concerning the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and Barrett's esophagus during this period. By incorporating the contents of these reports, the guidelines were completely revised, and a new edition was published in October 2015...
August 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Tom van Gils, Petula Nijeboer, Roy L van Wanrooij, Gerd Bouma, Chris J J Mulder
A small subset of patients with coeliac disease become refractory to a gluten-free diet with persistent malabsorption and intestinal villous atrophy. The most common cause of this condition is inadvertent gluten exposure, but concomitant diseases leading to villous atrophy should also be considered and excluded. After exclusion of these conditions, patients are referred to as having refractory coeliac disease, of which two categories are recognized based on the absence (type I) or presence (type II) of a clonal expansion of premalignant intraepithelial lymphocyte population with a high potential for transformation into an overt enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma...
October 2015: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Michele Cicala, Jose Behar
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a clinico-pathological entity with esophageal symptoms and dense esophageal eosinophilic infiltration throughout the esophagus that may persist despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors. This eosinophilic infiltration is usually absent in the stomach, small intestine and colon, although there are a number of reports of patients with a multi-organ involvement. EoE is associated with abnormalities involving TH2-dependent immunity, with multiple environmental factors strongly contributing to disease expression...
February 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Michael Birk, Peter Bauerfeind, Pierre H Deprez, Michael Häfner, Dirk Hartmann, Cesare Hassan, Tomas Hucl, Gilles Lesur, Lars Aabakken, Alexander Meining
This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the removal of foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract in adults. Recommendations Nonendoscopic measures 1 ESGE recommends diagnostic evaluation based on the patient's history and symptoms. ESGE recommends a physical examination focused on the patient's general condition and to assess signs of any complications (strong recommendation, low quality evidence). 2 ESGE does not recommend radiological evaluation for patients with nonbony food bolus impaction without complications...
May 2016: Endoscopy
Steven-Huy Han, Tram T Tran
Despite the introduction of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs, chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains an important disease burden worldwide and in the United States. A number of clinical practice guidelines are available to assist in the clinical management of CHB by providing recommendations regarding screening and diagnosis, treatment indications, and the choice, duration, and monitoring of treatment. Adherence to these guidelines has proven beneficial in terms of better treatment compliance, improved clinical outcomes, and lower likelihoods of emergency admission...
November 2015: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Anthony O'Connor, Javier P Gisbert, Colm O'Morain, Spiros Ladas
Many interesting articles have been published from many parts of the world over the last year assessing different issues around Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. This article will address the published literature over the last year pertaining to the topic of treatment of H. pylori infection. The main themes that emerge are assessing the efficacy of standard triple therapy, as well as exploring new first-line treatments, mainly optimized nonbismuth- and bismuth-containing quadruple therapies with some promising data also emerging on dual therapy...
September 2015: Helicobacter
Rocco Maurizio Zagari, Marco Romano, Veronica Ojetti, Reinhold Stockbrugger, Sergio Gullini, Bruno Annibale, Fabio Farinati, Enzo Ierardi, Giovanni Maconi, Massimo Rugge, Carlo Calabrese, Francesco Di Mario, Francesco Luzza, Stefano Pretolani, Antonella Savio, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Michele Caselli
Knowledge on the role of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is continually evolving, and treatment is becoming more challenging due to increasing bacterial resistance. Since the management of HP infection is changing, an update of the national Italian guidelines delivered in 2007 was needed. In the III Working Group Consensus Report 2015, a panel of 17 experts from several Italian regions reviewed current evidence on different topics relating to HP infection. Four working groups examined the following topics: (1) "open questions" on HP diagnosis and treatment (focusing on dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin use and extra-gastric diseases); (2) non-invasive and invasive diagnostic tests; (3) treatment of HP infection; (4) role of HP in the prevention of gastric cancer...
November 2015: Digestive and Liver Disease
Kentaro Sugano, Jan Tack, Ernst J Kuipers, David Y Graham, Emad M El-Omar, Soichiro Miura, Ken Haruma, Masahiro Asaka, Naomi Uemura, Peter Malfertheiner
OBJECTIVE: To present results of the Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting, which was convened to develop global consensus on (1) classification of chronic gastritis and duodenitis, (2) clinical distinction of dyspepsia caused by Helicobacter pylori from functional dyspepsia, (3) appropriate diagnostic assessment of gastritis and (4) when, whom and how to treat H. pylori gastritis. DESIGN: Twenty-three clinical questions addressing the above-mentioned four domains were drafted for which expert panels were asked to formulate relevant statements...
September 2015: Gut
Meenakshi Bewtra, Craig W Newcomb, Qufei Wu, Lang Chen, Fenglong Xie, Jason A Roy, Cary B Aarons, Mark T Osterman, Kimberly A Forde, Jeffrey R Curtis, James D Lewis
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) can be treated with surgery or medications. Patients often must choose between long-term immunosuppressant therapy or total colectomy. Whether one of these treatment approaches has a mortality benefit is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with advanced UC treated with elective colectomy have improved survival compared with those treated with medical therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study...
August 18, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Tom Øresland, Willem A Bemelman, Gianluca M Sampietro, Antonino Spinelli, Alastair Windsor, Marc Ferrante, Philippe Marteau, Oded Zmora, Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Eloy Espin-Basany, Emmanuel Tiret, Giuseppe Sica, Yves Panis, Arne E Faerden, Livia Biancone, Imerio Angriman, Zuzana Serclova, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Paolo Gionchetti, Laurents Stassen, Janindra Warusavitarne, Michel Adamina, Axel Dignass, Rami Eliakim, Fernando Magro, André D'Hoore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Adil E Bharucha, Spencer D Dorn, Anthony Lembo, Amanda Pressman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Gastroenterology
Masumi Okuda, Takako Osaki, Shogo Kikuchi, Junko Ueda, Yingsong Lin, Hideo Yonezawa, Kohei Maekawa, Fuhito Hojo, Shigeru Kamiya, Yoshihiro Fukuda
Non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection is important not only for screening of infection but also for epidemiological studies. Stool antigen tests are non-invasive and are convenient to identify H. pylori infection, particularly in children. We evaluated the stool antigen test, which uses a mAb for native catalase of H. pylori developed in Japan. A total of 151 stool samples were collected from participants (52 children and 99 adults) of the Sasayama Cohort Study and stored between -30 and -80 °C...
December 2014: Journal of Medical Microbiology
S Vennix, D G Morton, D Hahnloser, J F Lange, W A Bemelman
AIM: The study aimed to analyse the currently available national and international guidelines for areas of consensus and contrasting recommendations in the treatment of diverticulitis and thereby to design questions for future research. METHOD: MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed were systematically searched for guidelines on diverticular disease and diverticulitis. Inclusion was confined to papers in English and those < 10 years old. The included topics were classified as consensus or controversy between guidelines, and the highest level of evidence was scored as sufficient (Oxford Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine Level of Evidence of 3a or higher) or insufficient...
November 2014: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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