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Cancer Risk in Patients with Intestinal Beh çet's Disease: A Nationwide Population-Based Study.
Conclusions: Patients with intestinal BD demonstrated a higher risk of hematologic cancer, especially leukemia, than the general population. Furthermore, women with intestinal BD showed a higher risk of all cancers. PMID: 29429154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Continuous Use of Thienopyridine May Be as Safe as Low-Dose Aspirin in Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Tumors.
Conclusions: Continuing thienopyridine and aspirin did not increase the risk of post-ESD. Multiple antiplatelet therapy and a large specimen size were independent risk factors of post-ESD bleeding. PMID: 29429155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Guideline Adherence to Colonoscopic Surveillance Intervals after Polypectomy in Korea: Results from a Nationwide Survey.
Conclusions: The present study reveals a remaining discrepancy between practitioner recommendations and current guidelines for postpolypectomy surveillance. Several factors were shown to be related to guideline adherence, suggesting a need for appropriate control and continuing education or training programs among particular groups of practitioners. PMID: 29429156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Rebleeding in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Bleeding: Analysis of the Korean Peptic Ulcer Bleeding (K-PUB) Study.
Conclusions: The presence of co-morbidities, use of multiple drugs, albumin levels, and initial presentations with hematemesis/hematochezia can be indicators of rebleeding in patients with PUB. The wide use of proton pump inhibitors and prompt endoscopic interventions may explain the low incidence of rebleeding and low mortality rates in Korea. PMID: 29409302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Slow-Pull Using a Fanning Technique Is More Useful Than the Standard Suction Technique in EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Pancreatic Masses.
Conclusions: The slow-pull with needle fanning technique showed a good diagnostic yield for EUS-FNA for pancreatic mass. This technique can be useful for performing EUS-guided sampling for diagnosing pancreatic disease. PMID: 29409303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Gastric Cancer Caused by Adenoma: Predictive Factors Associated with Lesions Other Than the Expanded Indications.
Conclusions: The current indications for curative ER in GC can be applied to GC caused by adenoma. In cases suspected of having lesions other than the expanded indications, patients should be cautiously selected for ER to reduce the risk of an inappropriate procedure. PMID: 29409304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Prospective Comparison of Intraductal Ultrasonography-Guided Transpapillary Biopsy and Conventional Biopsy on Fluoroscopy in Suspected Malignant Biliary Strictures.
Conclusions: IDUS-guided TPB appears to improve the accuracy of histological diagnosis in patients with MBS. PMID: 29409305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio and Platelet-Lymphocyte Ratio Are Prognostic Factors in Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Treated with Chemoradiotherapy.
Conclusions: Elevated pretreatment NLR and PLR independently and in combination significantly predicted poor OS and PFS. PMID: 29409306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Prevalence and Implications of Bone Marrow Involvement in Patients with Gastric Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma.
Conclusions: Bone marrow involvement was found in 4.3% of the patients with gastric MALT lymphoma. Bone marrow examination may be deferred because marrow involvement does not change the treatment options or outcome in gastric MALT lymphoma confined to the stomach wall. PMID: 29409307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Bleeding Risk after Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Patients Prescribed Antithrombotic Agents.
Conclusions: The rate of bleeding after EUS-FNA in patients prescribed antithrombotic agents might be considerable. PMID: 29409308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Daclatasvir Plus Asunaprevir for the Treatment of Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1b Infection: Real-World Efficacy, Changes in Liver Stiffness and Fibrosis Markers, and Safety.
Conclusions: The DCV+ASV therapy resulted in a high SVR12 and improved liver fibrosis; the treatment was well tolerated in patients with genotype 1b HCV infections. PMID: 29409309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy for Difficult Bile Duct Stones under Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Peroral Transluminal Cholangioscopy Guidance.
Conclusions: EHL using SPY-DS was technically feasible, not only under ERCP guidance, but also PTLC guidance. A prospective clinical study of EHL using SPY-DS is needed. PMID: 29409310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Immunotherapy for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection.
Authors: Bertoletti A, Bert NL Abstract While new therapies for chronic hepatitis C virus infection have delivered remarkable cure rates, curative therapies for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remain a distant goal. Although current direct antiviral therapies are very efficient in controlling viral replication and limiting the progression to cirrhosis, these treatments require lifelong administration due to the frequent viral rebound upon treatment cessation, and immune modulation with interferon is only effective in a subgroup of patients. Specific immunotherapies can offer the possibility of eliminating...
Source: Gut and Liver - January 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Early Infliximab Yields Superior Long-Term Effects on Linear Growth in Pediatric Crohn's Disease Patients.
Conclusions: The early introduction of biologics should be considered to improve linear growth in pediatric patients with CD. PMID: 29298460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasound: Technique, Current Status and Future Directions.
Authors: Ang TL, Kwek ABE, Wang LM Abstract Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is now well established as an important tool in clinical practice. From purely diagnostic imaging, it has progressed to include tissue acquisition, which provided the basis for therapeutic procedures. Even as interventional EUS developed, there has been ongoing progress in EUS diagnostic capabilities due to improved imaging systems, better needles for tissue acquisition and development of enhanced imaging functions such as contrast harmonic EUS (CHEUS) and EUS elastography. EUS is well established for differentiation of subepithelial lesions, f...
Source: Gut and Liver - January 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Methylation Status of Transcriptional Modulatory Genes Associated with Colorectal Cancer in Northeast China.
Conclusions: The gene methylation status of blood leukocytes may be associated with CRC risk. MCSM-H of blood leukocytes was associated with CRC, especially in younger people. Some dietary factors may affect hypermethylation status and influence susceptibility to CRC. PMID: 29291617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Understanding Gastric Cancer Risk Factors: We Need to Close the Gap.
Authors: Hwang JH PMID: 29284218 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Crohn's Disease with Jejunal Involvement as a Predictor of Long-Term Clinical Outcomes.
Authors: Kim YS, Jung SA PMID: 29284219 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Can Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Treatment Be a Hope for Patients with Refractory Crohn's Disease?
Authors: Kim Y PMID: 29284220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Comparison of the AIMS65 Score with Other Risk Stratification Scores in Upper Variceal and Nonvariceal Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
Authors: Alexandrino G, Carvalho R, Reis J PMID: 29284221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - January 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Optical Diagnosis for Colorectal Polyps: A Useful Technique Now or in the Future?
Authors: Puig I, Kaltenbach T Abstract In the last few years, interest in the optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps has increased among gastroenterologists. Several studies have shown that the optical diagnosis of small colorectal polyps is safe and feasible in routine clinical practice and is comparable to histopathology. The Narrow-band Imaging International Colorectal Endoscopic Classification provides a validated criterion for the classification of neoplastic and nonneoplastic polyps as well as polyps with deep submucosal invasion using narrow band imaging during real-time colonoscopy. The aim of the present r...
Source: Gut and Liver - December 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Outcomes of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Early Gastric Cancer with Undifferentiated-Type Histology: A Clinical Simulation Using a Non-Selected Surgical Cohort.
Conclusions: In undifferentiated-type EGC, ESD should be considered in selected patients with tumor sizes 〈1 cm and SRC histology. PMID: 29271182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Subclassification and Detection of New Markers for the Discrimination of Primary Liver Tumors by Gene Expression Analysis Using Oligonucleotide Arrays.
Conclusions: A specific gene expression profile for discrimination of primary liver cancer was identified and potential marker genes with feasible clinical impact were described. PMID: 29271183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Genetic Polymorphisms of PNPLA3 and SAMM50 Are Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Korean Population.
Authors: Chung GE, Lee Y, Yim JY, Choe EK, Kwak MS, Yang JI, Park B, Lee JE, Kim JA, Kim JS Abstract Background/Aims: The development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with multiple genetic and environmental factors. Methods: We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the genetic factors related to NAFLD in a Korean population-based sample of 1,593 subjects with NAFLD and 2,816 controls. We replicated the data in another sample that included 744 NAFLD patients and 1,137 controls. We investigated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that were related to NAFLD. R...
Source: Gut and Liver - December 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Direct Detection of Drug-Resistant Hepatitis B Virus in Serum Using a Dendron-Modified Microarray.
Conclusions: We developed a novel diagnostic technique for the simultaneous detection of several drug-resistance mutations using a dendron-modified DNA microarray. This technique can be directly applied to sera from chronic hepatitis B patients who show resistance to several nucleos(t)ide analogs. PMID: 29271185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Quality Metrics of a Fecal Immunochemical Test-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in Korea.
Conclusions: The quality metrics used in the United States and Europe may be directly introduced to other countries, including Korea. However, the optimal quality metrics should be established in each country. PMID: 29212310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

A Prospective Study on the Prevalence, Extent of Disease and Outcome of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in Patients Presenting with Lower Abdominal Symptoms.
Conclusions: The prevalence of eosinophilic gastroenteritis is common, and patients usually present normal-appearing mucosa on colonoscopy. Those with severe disease at presentation usually have a raised absolute peripheral eosinophil count and should be commenced on systemic steroids as an initial therapy. PMID: 29212311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Groove Pancreatitis: Endoscopic Treatment via the Minor Papilla and Duct of Santorini Morphology.
Conclusions: Disconnection or impairment of communication between the ducts of Santorini and Wirsung was observed in all cases of GP. No surgery was required, and endoscopic minor papilla dilation and drainage of the duct of Santorini were feasible for the treatment of GP. PMID: 29212312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of Standard Triple Therapy Plus Probiotics or Concomitant Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Infection.
Conclusions: STP and CT are encouragingly efficacious as first-line treatments for H. pylori infection. Therefore, adding probiotics to STT may be a feasible option to avoid side effects. PMID: 29212313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Rapid Changes in Serum Lipid Profiles during Combination Therapy with Daclatasvir and Asunaprevir in Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1b.
Conclusions: Clearance of HCV using combination therapy with DCV and ASV results in rapid changes in serum lipid profiles, suggesting an influence of HCV infection on disturbed lipid metabolism. PMID: 29212314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Post-ERCP Bleeding in the Era of Multiple Antiplatelet Agents.
This study aimed to determine the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (post-ERCP) bleeding among patients taking antiplatelet agents (APAs), particularly in the era of multiple APAs. Methods: The primary outcomes were the frequency, type, and severity of ERCP-related bleeding according to the use of APAs. Results: The frequencies of post-ERCP bleeding among the four different groups were 16 of 2,083 (0.8%) in the no drug group, 12 of 256 (4.7%) in the aspirin group, 3 of 48 (6.3%) in the single APA group, and 4 of 48 (8.3%) in the multiple APA group (p 〈 0.001). In the univariate analysis,...
Source: Gut and Liver - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Effects of Perianal Involvement on Clinical Outcomes in Crohn's Disease over 10 Years.
Conclusions: Patients with PCD were more likely than those with NPCD to be administered corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and anti-TNF-α. However, there is no significant difference in the cumulative rates of surgical interventions or hospitalizations. PMID: 29108399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - November 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Does Proton Pump Inhibitor Increase the Clostridium difficile Infection Risk in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Stress Ulcers than Histanime-2 Receptor Antagonist?
Authors: Eun CS PMID: 29081208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Role of IL-10 in Gastric Spasmolytic Polypeptide-Expressing Metaplasia-Related Carcinogenesis.
Authors: Park DJ, Kim SE PMID: 29081209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Can We Trust Safety of Tenofovir Disoproxil in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis?
Authors: Oh H, Jun DW PMID: 29081210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Estimation of Direct Medical Costs Related to Chronic Hepatitis C: A Rationale for Early Antiviral Therapy.
Authors: Kim DY PMID: 29081211 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Low Serum Pancreatic Amylase and Lipase Values Are Simple and Useful Predictors to Diagnose Chronic Pancreatitis.
This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of low serum amylase and lipase values in the detection of chronic pancreatitis. Methods: Patients underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and were diagnosed with non-calcific chronic pancreatitis (NCCP; n=99) and calcific chronic pancreatitis (CCP; n=112). Patient serum amylase and lipase values were compared with those of healthy controls (H; n=170). Results: The median serum amylase (normal range, 19 to 86 U/L) and lipase values (7 to 59 U/L) (P₂₅-P₇₅) were 47.0 (39.8 to 55.3) and 25.0 (18.0 to 35.0) for H, 34.0 (24.5 to 49.0) and 19.0 (9....
Source: Gut and Liver - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Combination of Transient Elastography and an Enhanced Liver Fibrosis Test to Assess the Degree of Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B.
Conclusions: The sequential LS-ELF algorithm conferred a greater probability of avoiding LB in CHB patients to diagnose advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis, and this test performed significantly better than the concurrent combination. PMID: 29069887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Tumor Marker Kinetics as Prognosticators in Patients with Unresectable Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma Undergoing Palliative Chemotherapy.
Conclusions: CA 19-9 kinetics was a reliable prognosticator of PFS and OS in patients with unresectable GBC who underwent palliative chemotherapy. PMID: 29069888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Characterizing Helicobacter pylori cagA in Myanmar.
Conclusions: In Myanmarese strains, Western-type cagA was predominant. The presence of CM motifs and the proportion of multiple EPIYA-C segments might partially explain the intermediate gastric cancer risk found in Myanmar. PMID: 29069889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-Term Effects of Helicobacter pylori Eradication on Metachronous Gastric Cancer Development.
Authors: Han SJ, Kim SG, Lim JH, Choi JM, Oh S, Park JY, Kim J, Kim JS, Jung HC Abstract Background/Aims: Gastric mucosal atrophy and intestinal metaplasia due to Helicobacter pylori infection are the main precursor lesions of gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of H. pylori eradication on the progression of precancerous lesions to metachronous cancer after endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer (EGC). Methods: Patients who underwent endoscopic resection of EGC were retrospectively reviewed. Changes in precancerous lesions and development of metachronous cancer were...
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Additive Effects of Rebamipide Plus Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Expression of Tight Junction Proteins in a Rat Model of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease.
Conclusions: Rebamipide may exert an additive effect in combination with PPI to modify the tight junction proteins of the esophageal mucosa in a rat model of GERD. This treatment might be associated with the relief of GERD symptoms. PMID: 29069891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Three-Dimensional-Printed Training Simulator for Endoscopic Biopsy in the Stomach.
Conclusions: This endoscopic biopsy simulator created using a 3D printer is a realistic and useful method to improve the biopsy skills of trainee endoscopists. PMID: 29069892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Update on the Pathophysiology and Management of Anorectal Disorders.
Authors: Patcharatrakul T, Rao SSC Abstract Anorectal disorders are common and present with overlapping symptoms. They include several disorders with both structural and functional dysfunction(s). Because symptoms alone are poor predictors of the underlying pathophysiology, a diagnosis should only be made after evaluating symptoms and physiologic and structural abnormalities. A detailed history, a thorough physical and digital rectal examination and a systematic evaluation with high resolution and/or high definition three-dimensional (3D) anorectal manometry, 3D anal ultrasonography, magnetic resonance defecography...
Source: Gut and Liver - October 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

A Prospective Study of Eosinophilic Esophagitis and the Expression of Tight Junction Proteins in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms.
Conclusions: The prevalence of EoE among patients with PPI-refractory GERD is approximately 10%. Regardless of endoscopic findings, esophageal biopsy is crucial in diagnosing EoE. The disruption of ZO-1 expression in the lower esophagus is significantly associated with GERD symptoms. PMID: 29032661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - October 18, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori Is Associated with miR-133a Expression through Promoter Methylation in Gastric Carcinogenesis.
Conclusions: This result suggests H. pylori eradication could reverse methylation-silencing of miR-133a which is involved in H. pylori-induced gastric carcinogenesis. PMID: 28950691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - September 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Associations among Gastric Juice pH, Atrophic Gastritis, Intestinal Metaplasia and Helicobacter pylori Infection.
Conclusions: There is a relationship between chronic H. pylori infection and gastric juice pH ≥3, which may originate from AG and IM in the body. PMID: 28918609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - September 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Fecal Immunochemical Test and Fecal Calprotectin Results Show Different Profiles in Disease Monitoring for Ulcerative Colitis.
Conclusions: The FIT is useful for confirming MH and the occurrence of relapse. In contrast, Fcal is useful for monitoring the mucosal status of patients with active inflammation. PMID: 28873508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - September 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Can More Aggressive Treatment Improve Prognosis in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma? A Direct Comparison of the Hong Kong Liver Cancer and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Algorithms.
This study aimed to validate the HKLC staging system relative to the BCLC staging system for predicting survival for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in Korea. Methods: From 2004 to 2013, 2,571 patients newly diagnosed with HCC were consecutively enrolled at three Korea University medical centers. Results: Both staging systems differentiated survival well (p
Source: Gut and Liver - September 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Knowledge Gaps among Physicians Caring for Multiethnic Populations at Increased Gastric Cancer Risk.
Conclusions: Despite caring for multiracial/ethnic populations, providers demonstrated deficiencies in identifying and managing patients with elevated GC risk. Focused educational efforts should be considered to address these deficiencies. PMID: 28873510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - September 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research