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Does maternal peripartum antibiotic use raise risk for IBD in offspring?

Events that affect development of the gut microbiome early in life may increase the risk for IBD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Fecal transplant a promising option for ulcerative colitis

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Clinical remission with multidonor intensive faecal microbiota transplantation in active ulcerative colitis

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Hepatectomy effective for managing gastric cancer liver metastases

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HCV: 6-trial analysis confirms EBR/GZR efficacy in compensated cirrhosis

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DAAs for HCV cirrhosis: MELD score stratifies complication risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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Rosacea patients at higher risk for IBD

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  • Vitals
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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for February 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
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HCV: age alone has no impact on DAA efficacy

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More physicians are getting MBAs to cope with health system changes

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Physicians continue to offer outdated treatments, article concludes

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CMS randomized study of payment program could deter physicians

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HCV: study supports DAA-related risk for HBV reactivation

Modest flares often occur early and without clinical effect.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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HCV: HCC risk higher with SVR than spontaneous clearance

Increased risk appears limited to patients with significant fibrosis.

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Crohn's disease: 27% of patients progressed within 7 years | ECCO
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Crohn's disease: 27% of patients progressed within 7 years | ECCO

CD can lead to complications such as strictures or internal penetrating disease that will ultimately require surgery.

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Ultrasound distinguishes inflammatory from non-inflammatory disease in patients with abdominal pain and diarrhea | ECCO
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Ultrasound distinguishes inflammatory from non-inflammatory disease in patients with abdominal pain and diarrhea | ECCO

There is a considerable overlap between symptoms of IBS and IBD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Cancer
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Weight gain, adiposity tied to esophageal, gastric cancers

A pooled analysis of NIH-AARP and PLCO studies.

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Bariatric surgery associated with significantly increased odds of new IBD | ECCO
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Bariatric surgery associated with significantly increased odds of new IBD | ECCO

Study involved 9,000 cases and 43,000 controls.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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Meta-analysis supports risk for HBV reactivation with DAAs

Reactivation occurs earlier and tends to be more severe than with IFN-based therapy.

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Post-op Crohn's recurrence associated with specific changes in fecal microbiome | ECCO
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Post-op Crohn's recurrence associated with specific changes in fecal microbiome | ECCO

Positive associations need investigation for possible causative role, negative associations for possible protective role.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Transl Gastroenterol
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Eosinophilic esophagitis: gene expression score shows high diagnostic utility

Score could also be used to monitor treatment response.

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Spinal disorders elevated in IBD patients 20 years after diagnosis | ECCO

Patients with IBD often suffer from extraintestinal rheumatic manifestations.

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Childhood-onset IBD is associated with an increased risk of cancer | ECCO
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Childhood-onset IBD is associated with an increased risk of cancer | ECCO

IBD had previously been linked to cancer risk only in adult-onset disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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HBV: TDF, ETV similarly effective in highly viremic patients

Tenofovir may be linked to a higher risk for acute kidney injury.

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Peristomal psoriasis common and easy to miss

Psoriasis is common in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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HCV-1b: how safe and effective is generic Harvoni?

Many patients are traveling to India, where the cost of treatment is only about $1000 USD.

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