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Gastrointestinal Disease Vitals for April 2017
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Gastrointestinal Disease Vitals for April 2017

Age at diagnosis of CRC | C diff increasing in long-term care | IBD increases preterm birth risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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IBS-D: eluxadoline effective regardless of prior loperamide use

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gut
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IBS: fecal bacteria may predict response to low FODMAP diet

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Risankizumab may be viable treatment option for active CD

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gut Liver
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IBD independently associated with depression in large US sample

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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High-risk arthritis: celecoxib linked to fewer GI bleeds than naproxen

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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PPIs associated with ischemic stroke

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol
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HCV without cirrhosis: GLE + PIB highly effective across all genotypes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Liver Int
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HCV: DAAs slash HCC recurrence risk

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Professional Essentials

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Small practice hit with $31,000 HIPAA fine

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Patients flashing physicians during video visits

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Some hospitals rely heavily on foreign physicians

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Physician-patient communication vital but troubled: book

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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  • US Professional News

Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Gastroenterol
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HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

Similar outcomes with treatment initiated in early or middle pregnancy.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Vitals for April 2017
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Gastrointestinal Cancer Vitals for April 2017

New pancreatic cancer guidelines | Nivolumab for esophageal SCC | Radioembolization vs chemoembolization for HCC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Viral Hepat
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HCC: HBV etiology linked to improved OS

Multicenter study shows improved survival vs HCV or nonviral etiology.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Acute HCV: LDV/SOF short-course effective in HIV-infected patients

6-wk regimen best for patients with moderate or low viremia.

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AACR 2017: PRMT1 Identified as Potential Druggable Target for Pancreatic Cancer

<p>A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.</p>

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Pediatr.
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Community-acquired C diff in children associated with commonly prescribed medications

Incidence of community-acquired CDI is increasing both in children and adults.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Infect Dis J
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Rotavirus vaccination does not affect onset of celiac disease, type 1 diabetes

Findings run counter the hypothesis that rotavirus infection triggers type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Dis Esophagus
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Are alginates useful in treating GERD?

A subset of patients with GERD, especially those with nonerosive reflux disease, do not respond to PPIs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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HCV-3 with cirrhosis: add-on VOX effectively reduces SOF/VEL treatment time

Data from the international phase 3 POLARIS 2 and 3 trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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HBV, HCV linked to risk for sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Viral carriers with sudden hearing loss should be evaluated for acute exacerbation of infection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Natl Cancer Inst
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Colorectal cancer: 29% of cases occur in patients under the age of 55

Colorectal cancer is generally regarded as an old person’s disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Travel Med
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C difficile should be on radar as potential cause of travel-associated diarrhea

Risk factors for CDI are found in returning international travelers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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HCV: FDA approves Harvoni, Sovaldi for pediatric use

These are the first DAAs to be approved for use in children aged 12-17 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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Chronic HCV raises risk for end-stage renal disease

Long-term REVEAL-HCV data highlight the importance of treatment.

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