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Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Cancer Caused by Adenoma.
Authors: Shin SY, Kim JH PMID: 29724085 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Long-Term Effect of Early Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor on Restoration of Growth in Pediatric Crohn's Disease.
Authors: Shim JO, Jeen YT PMID: 29724086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Inflammatory Parameters as Available Prognostic Factors for Pancreatic Cancer after Chemoradiotherapy.
Authors: Cho CM PMID: 29724087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Bleeding Risk after Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Patients Taking Antithrombotic Agents Is Not Negligible.
Authors: Jang DK, Lee SH PMID: 29724088 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

"Latent Gastric Cancer" after Eradicating Helicobacter pylori.
"Latent Gastric Cancer" after Eradicating Helicobacter pylori. Gut Liver. 2018 May 15;12(3):367-368 Authors: Uno Y PMID: 29724089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Effect of Abdominal Visceral Fat Change on Regression of Erosive Esophagitis: Prospective Cohort Study.
Authors: Nam SY, Kim YW, Park BJ, Ryu KH, Kim HB Abstract Background/Aims: Although abdominal visceral fat has been associated with erosive esophagitis in cross-sectional studies, there are few data on the longitudinal effect. We evaluated the effects of abdominal visceral fat change on the regression of erosive esophagitis in a prospective cohort study. Methods: A total of 163 participants with erosive esophagitis at baseline were followed up at 34 months and underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and computed tomography at both baseline and follow-up. The longitudinal effects of abdominal visceral fat on the re...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Analysis of Syndecan-2 Methylation in Bowel Lavage Fluid For Detection of Colorectal Neoplasm.
Conclusions: Our results demonstrated that SDC2 methylation was a frequent event in precancerous lesions and showed high potential in BLF for detecting patients with colorectal neoplasm. PMID: 29730903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilation for benign strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Conclusions: The experience of 10 years shows that EBD is safe and effective for the treatment of benign strictures in IBD patients. Importantly, EBD may allow long-term effective palliation of the symptoms associated with benign intestinal strictures in IBD patients. PMID: 29730904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Assessment of the Surveillance Interval at 1 Year After Curative Treatment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Risk Stratification.
Authors: Lee M, Chang Y, Oh S, Cho YY, Jung DE, Kim HH, Nam JY, Cho H, Cho EJ, Lee JH, Yu SJ, Yi NJ, Lee KW, Lee DH, Lee JM, Yoon JH, Suh KS, Kim Y Abstract Background/Aims: Guidelines recommend surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence at 3-month intervals during the first year after curative treatment and 6-month intervals thereafter in all patients. This strategy does not reflect individual risk of recurrence. We aimed to stratify risk of recurrence to optimize surveillance intervals during the first year after treatment. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 1,316 HCC patients treated with r...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Predictors of Malignancy in "Pure" Branch-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas Without Enhanced Mural Nodules on CT Imaging: A Nationwide, Multicenter Study.
Conclusions: In patients with "pure" BD-IPMNs who have no enhanced mural nodules on CT, cyst size ≥30 mm and main pancreatic duct diameter ≥5 mm may be associated with malignancy. PMID: 29730906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Is the Isolated-Tip Needle-Knife Precut as Effective as Conventional Precut Fistulotomy in Difficult Biliary Cannulation?
Authors: Lee TH, Park SH, Yang JK, Han SJ, Park S, Choi HJ, Lee YN, Cha SW, Moon JH, Cho YD Abstract Background/Aims: Needle-knife precut fistulotomy (NK-F) is a well-known freehand technique for difficult biliary cannulation (DBC). Another approach involves the Iso-Tome®, a modified precutting device with an insulated needle tip to prevent direct thermal injury. This comparative study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Iso-Tome® precut (IT-P) compared to that of NK-F for DBC. Methods: Patients with a naïve papilla who underwent early IT-P or NK-F for DBC were enrolled. DBC was defined as failur...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Measuring Intrahepatic Vascular Changes Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography to Predict the Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis Combined with Cirrhosis: A Prospective Pilot Study.
Conclusions: HVAT using microbubble CEUS could be a useful additional index to predict short-term mortality in patients with AH and cirrhosis. PMID: 29699059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Contrast-Enhanced Endoscopic Ultrasound for Differentially Diagnosing Autoimmune Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer.
Conclusions: CEH-EUS may be a useful noninvasive modality for differentially diagnosing f-AIP and PC. Combined CEH-EUS findings could improve the specificity of CEH-EUS in differentiating f-AIP from PC. PMID: 29699060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Expression of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and β-Klotho Regulates Hepatic Fibrosis through the Nuclear Factor-κB and c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase Pathways.
Conclusions: These results indicate that the inflammatory response during fibrogenesis increases FGF21 levels and suppresses β-Klotho via the NF-κB and JNK pathway. In addition, FGF21 likely protects hepatocytes from hepatic inflammation and fibrosis. PMID: 29699061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Patient Response to Endoscopic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Varices Based on Endoscopic Ultrasound Findings.
Conclusions: The presence of para-gastric veins is a characteristic of poor response to endoscopic therapy for treating gastroesophageal varices. Early identification of this subgroup necessitates a change in course of treatment to improve overall patient outcome. PMID: 29699062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Clinical Impact of Recombinant Soluble Thrombomodulin for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Associated with Severe Acute Cholangitis.
Conclusions: rTM treatment may have a positive impact on improving DIC and survival rates in patients with severe acute cholangitis. PMID: 29699063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection Using the SF-36 and EQ-5D.
Conclusions: HRQoL in Korean patients with chronic HCV infection was low and was affected by cirrhosis severity, SVR, and comorbidity as well as income, which had the strongest effect. Therefore, HRQoL may be improved by antiviral therapy with reasonable costs to prevent cirrhosis progression. PMID: 29588435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in Patients with Early Gastric Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study.
Conclusions: ESD showed excellent long-term clinical outcomes and can be accepted as a curative treatment for patients with EGC who meet the expanded criteria in final pathology studies. PMID: 29588436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Comparison of Tight Junction Protein-Related Gene mRNA Expression Levels between Male and Female Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Patients.
Conclusions: We demonstrated that female ERD/NERD patients were affected more by GERD and male ERD patients showed significant changes of tight junction protein mRNA expression levels. PMID: 29558791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Exploring the Link between Helicobacter pylori Eradication and Metachronous Gastric Cancer Development.
Authors: Yang HJ PMID: 29482313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Fecal Immunochemical Test and Fecal Calprotectin Measurement Are Noninvasive Monitoring Tools for Predicting Endoscopic Activity in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis.
Authors: Chang JY, Cheon JH PMID: 29482314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

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