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Hepatitis B reactivation associated with immune suppressive and biological modifier therapies: current concepts, management strategies and future directions.

Related Articles Hepatitis B reactivation associated with immune suppressive and biological modifier therapies: current concepts, management strategies and future directions. Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb 17;: Authors: Loomba R, Liang TJ Abstract Hepatitis B reactivation associated with immune suppressive and biological therapies is emerging to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with current or prior exposure to hepatitis B virus infection. The population at risk for HBV reactivation includes those who are either currently infected with HBV or have past exposure to HBV. Since curative and eradicative therapy…

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MicroRNA 301A Promotes Intestinal Inflammation and Colitis-Associated Cancer Development by Inhibiting BTG1.

MicroRNA 301A Promotes Intestinal Inflammation and Colitis-Associated Cancer Development by Inhibiting BTG1. Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb 10;: Authors: He C, Yu T, Shi Y, Ma C, Yang W, Fang L, Sun M, Wu W, Xiao F, Guo F, Chen M, Yang H, Qian J, Cong Y, Liu Z Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal tissues from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer have increased expression of microRNA-301a (MIR301A), compared to tissues from patients without IBD. We studied the mechanisms of MIR301A in progression of IBD in human tissues and…

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Infliximab not Associated With Increased Risk of Malignancy or Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Infliximab not Associated With Increased Risk of Malignancy or Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb 10;: Authors: Hyams JS, Dubinsky MC, Baldassano RN, Colletti RB, Cucchiara S, Escher J, Faubion W, Fell J, Gold BD, Griffiths A, Koletzko S, Kugathasan S, Markowitz J, Ruemmele FM, Veereman G, Winter H, Masel N, Shin CR, Tang KL, Thayu M Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in pediatric patients is thought to increase risk of malignancy and lymphoproliferative disorders, including hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis…

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Mucosal Expression of Type 2 and Type 17 Immune Response Genes Distinguishes Ulcerative Colitis From Colon-only Crohn’s Disease in Treatment-naïve Pediatric Patients.

Related Articles Mucosal Expression of Type 2 and Type 17 Immune Response Genes Distinguishes Ulcerative Colitis From Colon-only Crohn’s Disease in Treatment-naïve Pediatric Patients. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan 26;: Authors: Rosen MJ, Karns R, Vallance JE, Bezold R, Waddell A, Collins MH, Haberman Y, Minar P, Baldassano RN, Hyams JS, Baker SS, Kellermayer R, Noe JD, Griffiths AM, Rosh JR, Crandall WV, Heyman MB, Mack DR, Kappelman MD, Markowitz J, Moulton DE, Leleiko NS, Walters TD, Kugathasan S, Wilson KT, Hogan SP, Denson LA Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is controversy…

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Full-spectrum Endoscopy Improves Surveillance for Dysplasia in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Related Articles Full-spectrum Endoscopy Improves Surveillance for Dysplasia in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan 23;: Authors: Leong RW, Ooi M, Corte C, Yau Y, Kermeen M, Katelaris PH, McDonald C, Ngu M Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Surveillance colonoscopy with chromoendoscopy is recommended, but conventional forward-viewing colonoscopy (FVC) detects dysplasia with low levels of sensitivity. Full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) incorporates 2 additional lateral cameras to the forward camera of the colonoscope, allowing endoscopists to view behind folds and in…

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Ultrasound-Mediated Delivery of RNA to Colonic Mucosa of Live Mice.

Ultrasound-Mediated Delivery of RNA to Colonic Mucosa of Live Mice. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan 11;: Authors: Schoellhammer CM, Lauwers GY, Goettel JA, Oberli MA, Cleveland C, Park JY, Minahan D, Chen Y, Anderson DG, Jaklenec A, Snapper SB, Langer R, Traverso G Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is a challenge to deliver nucleic acids to gastrointestinal (GI) tissues due to their size and need for intracellular delivery. They are also extremely susceptible to degradation by nucleases, which are ubiquitous in the GI tract. We investigated whether ultrasound, which can permeabilize tissue…

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Use of Video Capsule Endoscopy.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Use of Video Capsule Endoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan 04;: Authors: Enns RA, Hookey L, Armstrong D, Bernstein CN, Heitman SJ, Teshima C, Leontiadis GI, Tse F, Sadowski D Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Video capsule endoscopy (CE) provides a noninvasive option to assess the small intestine, but its use with respect to endoscopic procedures and cross-sectional imaging varies widely. The aim of this consensus was to provide guidance on the appropriate use of CE in clinical practice. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies on the use…

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Is Chromoendoscopy Superior to Standard Colonoscopy for Long-term Surveillance of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Related Articles Is Chromoendoscopy Superior to Standard Colonoscopy for Long-term Surveillance of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Gastroenterology. 2016 Dec 28;: Authors: Vaziri H, Anderson JC PMID: 28039738 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28039738?dopt=Abstract

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American Gastroenterological Institute Guideline on the Management of Crohn’s Disease After Surgical Resection: Clinical Decision Support Tool.

Related Articles American Gastroenterological Institute Guideline on the Management of Crohn’s Disease After Surgical Resection: Clinical Decision Support Tool. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan;152(1):276 Authors: American Gastroenterological Association PMID: 27987625 [PubMed – in process] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27987625?dopt=Abstract

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