TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 105, Issue 7 (July 2010)

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The Red Section

The New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Clinical Gastroenterology

Philip O Katz MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1460-1465; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.238

High Quantity and Variable Quality of Guidelines for Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review

Benjamin P T Loveday MBChB, Sanket Srinivasa MBChB, Ryash Vather MBChB, Anubhav Mittal MBChB, Maxim S Petrov MD, MPH, Anthony R J Phillips MBChB, PhD and John A Windsor MBChB, MD, FRACS, FACS

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1466-1476; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.137

Consultation Etiquette: A Proposed Set of Guidelines

Arvey I Rogers MD, MACG

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1477-1478; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.163

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

Continuing Medical Education: July 2010

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1479; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.242

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Risk of Extra-Intestinal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Meta-Analysis of Population-Based Cohort Studies

Natalia Pedersen MD, Dana Duricova MD, PhD, Margarita Elkjaer MD, Michael Gamborg MSc, PhD, Pia Munkholm MD, DrMedSci and Tine Jess MD, DrMedSci

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1480-1487; advance online publication, March 23, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.760

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: July 2010

Kenneth R DeVault MD, Sergio Crespo MD and Abraham Panossian MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1488; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.243

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education: July 2010

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1489; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.240

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Predictors of Progression in Barrett's Esophagus: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

Ganapathy A Prasad MD, MS, Ajay Bansal MD, Prateek Sharma MD and Kenneth K Wang MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1490-1502; advance online publication, January 26, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.2

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: July 2010

Kenneth R DeVault MD, Yinghong Wang MD, Karen C Kim MD, Ashish Atreja MD and Dian Chiang MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1503; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.241

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

Efficacy of Venlafaxine for Symptomatic Relief in Young Adult Patients With Functional Chest Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial

Hyuk Lee MD, Jeong Hwan Kim MD, Byung-Hoon Min MD, Jun Haeng Lee MD, Hee Jung Son MD, Jae J Kim MD, Jong Chul Rhee MD, Young Ju Suh PhD, Seonwoo Kim PhD and Poong-Lyul Rhee MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1504-1512; advance online publication, March 23, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.82

See also: Original Contribution by Tutuian et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: Venlafaxine for Functional Chest Pain: Hope or Hype?

Radu Tutuian MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1513-1514; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.89

See also: Original Contribution by Lee et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Short-Term Esophageal Stenting in the Management of Benign Perforations

N C M van Heel MD, J Haringsma MD, M C W Spaander MD, M J Bruno MD, PhD and E J Kuipers MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1515-1520; advance online publication, March 16, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.104

See also: Original Contribution by Wallace et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: Closing Holes That Leak: Another Dutch Success Story

Michael B Wallace MD, MPH and C Daniel Smith MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1521-1522; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.103

See also: Original Contribution by van Heel et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Low-Grade Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus: Overdiagnosed and Underestimated

Wouter L Curvers MD, Fiebo J ten Kate MD, PhD, Kausilia K Krishnadath MD, PhD, Mike Visser MD, PhD, Brenda Elzer MSc, Lubertus C Baak MD, PhD, Clarisse Bohmer MD, PhD, Rosalie C Mallant-Hent MD, PhD, Arnout van Oijen MD, Anton H Naber MD, PhD, Pieter Scholten MD, Olivier R Busch MD, PhD, Harriët G T Blaauwgeers MD, PhD, Gerrit A Meijer MD, PhD and Jacques J G H M Bergman MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1523-1530; advance online publication, May 11, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.171

Subject Category: Esophagus

Dyspeptic Symptom Development After Discontinuation of a Proton Pump Inhibitor: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

Anna Niklasson PhD, Lina Lindström MD, Magnus Simrén MD, PhD, Greger Lindberg MD, PhD and Einar Björnsson MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1531-1537; advance online publication, March 23, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.81

See also: Original Contribution by Howden et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: Just How “Difficult” Is It to Withdraw PPI Treatment?

Colin W Howden MD, FACG and Peter J Kahrilas MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1538-1540; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.91

See also: Original Contribution by Niklasson et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Endoscopy

The Practice of Gastrostomy Tube Placement Across a Canadian Regional Health Authority

Deepak Pruthi BSc, BA, Donald R Duerksen MD and Harminder Singh MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1541-1550; advance online publication, January 26, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.756

Subject Category: Endoscopy

Liver

Cognitive Function Does Not Worsen During Long-Term Low-Dose Peginterferon Therapy in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

Robert J Fontana MD, Linas A Bieliauskas PhD, Carla Back-Madruga PhD, Karen L Lindsay MD, Heather J Litman PhD, Anna SF Lok MD and Ziad Kronfol MD and the HALT-C Trial Group

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1551-1560; advance online publication, January 26, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.3

Subject Category: Liver

Hepatotoxicity Due to Hydroxycut: A Case Series

Tse-Ling Fong MD, Karl C Klontz MD, Alejandro Canas-Coto MD, Steven J Casper PhD, Francisco A Durazo MD, Timothy J Davern II MD, Paul Hayashi MD, William M Lee MD and Leonard B Seeff MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1561-1566; advance online publication, January 26, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.5

Subject Category: Liver

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Increases Risk of Death Among Patients With Diabetes: A Community-Based Cohort Study

Leon A Adams MBBS, PhD, Scott Harmsen BS, Jennifer L St. Sauver PhD, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya MBBS, Felicity B Enders PhD, Terry Therneau PhD and Paul Angulo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1567-1573; advance online publication, February 9, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.18

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Increased Response and Remission Rates in Short-Duration Crohn's Disease With Subcutaneous Certolizumab Pegol: An Analysis of PRECiSE 2 Randomized Maintenance Trial Data

Stefan Schreiber MD, Jean-Frédéric Colombel MD, Ralph Bloomfield MSc, Susanna Nikolaus MD, Jürgen Schölmerich MD, Julian Panés MD and William J Sandborn MD for the PRECiSE 2 Study Investigators

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1574-1582; advance online publication, March 16, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.78

See also: Original Contribution by Ananthakrishnan et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editorial: Improved Efficacy of Biological Maintenance Therapy in “Early” Compared With “Late” Crohn's Disease: Strike While the Iron Is Hot With Anti-TNF Agents?

Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan MD, MPH and David G Binion MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1583-1585; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.98

See also: Original Contribution by Schreiber et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The −A2518G Polymorphism of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Is Associated With Crohn's Disease

O Palmieri BSc, A Latiano BSc, E Salvatori MD, M R Valvano MSc, F Bossa MD, T Latiano, G Corritore, L di Mauro MD, A Andriulli MD and Vito Annesec MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1586-1594; advance online publication, February 2, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.4

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Topical Rosiglitazone Treatment Improves Ulcerative Colitis by Restoring Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Activity

Gitte Pedersen MD and Jørn Brynskov MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1595-1603; advance online publication, January 19, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.749

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Risk of Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treated With Azathioprine: A UK Population-Based Case–Control Study

Richard G Armstrong B Med Sci, BM BS, MRCP, Joe West B Med Sci, BM BS, MRCP, MSc, PhD and Timothy R Card BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, MSc, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1604-1609; advance online publication, January 26, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.745

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Methylation Status of Genes in Non-Neoplastic Mucosa From Patients With Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer

Megan M Garrity-Park BS, Edward V Loftus Jr MD, William J Sandborn MD, Sandra C Bryant MS and Thomas C Smyrk MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1610-1619; advance online publication, February 16, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.22

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Changes in Liver Biochemistry During Methotrexate Use for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Marc R Fournier MD, Julianne Klein MD, Gerald Y Minuk MD and Charles N Bernstein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1620-1626; advance online publication, February 16, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.21

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Colon/Small Bowel

Association Between Colonoscopy Rates and Colorectal Cancer Mortality

Linda Rabeneck MD, MPH, Lawrence F Paszat MD, MS, Refik Saskin MSc and Therese A Stukel PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1627-1632; advance online publication, March 2, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.83

See also: Original Contribution by Sandler et al.

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Editorial: Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Mortality: Strong Beliefs or Strong Facts?

Robert S Sandler MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1633-1635; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.97

See also: Original Contribution by Rabeneck et al.

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Dose–Response Efficacy of a Proprietary Probiotic Formula of Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285 and Lactobacillus casei LBC80R for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea and Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea Prophylaxis in Adult Patients

Xing Wang Gao MD, Mohamed Mubasher PhD, Chong Yu Fang MD, Cheryl Reifer PhD and Larry E Miller PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1636-1641; advance online publication, February 9, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.11

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome Is Associated With Cigarette Smoking, Which May Be a Modifiable Risk Factor

R Griff Walker MBBS, FRACP, Juergen K Landmann BSc, MPhil, David G Hewett MBBS, FRACP, Daniel L Worthley MBBS, FRACP, Ron L Buttenshaw Cert, Chem, Ngaire Knight RN, Penny M Webb MA, DPhil, David C Whiteman MBBS, PhD, Vicki L Whitehall BSc, PhD and Barbara A Leggett MD, FRACP

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1642-1647; advance online publication, February 2, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.757

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Increased Frequency of Serrated Aberrant Crypt Foci Among Smokers

Joseph C Anderson MD, Devon C Pleau MS, Thiruchandurai V Rajan MD, Petr Protiva MD, Helen Swede PhD, Bruce Brenner MD, Christopher D Heinen PhD, Richard W Lambrecht PhD and Daniel W Rosenberg PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1648-1654; advance online publication, March 16, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.109

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

The Combined Measurement of Total Serum IgG and IgG4 May Increase Diagnostic Sensitivity for Autoimmune Pancreatitis Without Sacrificing Specificity, Compared With IgG4 Alone

Tae Jun Song MD, Myung-Hwan Kim MD, PhD, Sung-Hoon Moon MD, Jun Bum Eum MD, Do Hyun Park MD, PhD, Sang Soo Lee MD, PhD, Dong Wan Seo MD, PhD and Sung Koo Lee MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1655-1660; advance online publication, December 15, 2009; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.689

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Novel Blood Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer–Associated Diabetes Mellitus Identified by Peripheral Blood–Based Gene Expression Profiles

Hai Huang PhD, Xin Dong PhD, Mu Xing Kang PhD, Bin Xu MD, Ying Chen PhD, Bo Zhang MD, Jian Chen PhD, Qiu Ping Xie MD and Yu Lian Wu PhD, MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1661-1669; advance online publication, June 22, 2010; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.32

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

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Letters to the Editor

Concerns on the Very High Complication Rates Reported After Self-Expanding Metal Stent (SEMS) Placement for Colorectal Cancer in a Catalan Retrospective Study

Lorenzo Fuccio MD, Alessandro Repici MD and Vincenzo Cennamo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1670; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.16

See also: Letter to the Editor by Fernández-Esparrach et al.

Reply to Fuccio et al.

Glòria Fernández-Esparrach MD, PhD and J M Bordas MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1670-1671; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.93

See also: Letter to the Editor by Fuccio et al.

A Better Way to Predict the Outcome in Acute Pancreatitis?

John A Windsor BSc, MBChB, MD, FRACS, FACS

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1671-1673; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.145

See also: Letter to the Editor by Papachristou et al.

Evaluation of Multiple Prognostic Scores in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis

Giuseppe Brisinda MD, Serafino Vanella MD, Gaia Marniga MD and Giorgio Maria MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1673; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.147

See also: Letter to the Editor by Papachristou et al.

Response to Brisinda et al. and Windsor

Georgios I Papachristou MD, Christopher Langmead PhD and David C Whitcomb MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1673-1674; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.148

See also: Letter to the Editor by Windsor et al.See also: Letter to the Editor by Brisinda et al.

Can Sequential Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Eradication Overcome Clarithromycin Resistance?: Data Still Do Not Support Conclusions

Lorenzo Fuccio MD, Leonardo Henry Eusebi MD and Franco Bazzoli MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1674-1675; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.131

See also: Letter to the Editor by Sirimontaporn et al.

Reply to Fuccio et al.

N Sirimontaporn MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1675; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.133

See also: Letter to the Editor by Fuccio et al.

Gastric Ascariasis Presenting as Unique Dyspeptic Symptoms in an Endemic Area

Naira Sultan Khuroo MD, Mehnaaz Sultan Khuroo MD and Mohammad Sultan Khuroo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1675-1677; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.112

Computed Tomography for Assessment of Visceral Adiposity

Gabriel Duek MD, Alon Basevitz MD, Yoram Menahem MD and Stephen Malnick MA (Oxon), MSc, MBBS (Lond)

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1677; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.113

Appendicitis Caused by an Endoluminal Clip

Isamu Hoshino MD, PhD, Yuji Sugamoto MD, PhD, Toru Fukunaga MD, PhD, Syunsuke Imanishi MD, Yuka Isozaki MD, Masayuki Kimura MD, PhD, Masatoshi Iino MD, PhD and Hisahiro Matsubara MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1677-1678; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.129

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1679-1680; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.239

GI Fellowship Training Programs

Am J Gastroenterol 105: 1680-1706; doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.178