TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 107, Issue 10 (October 2012)

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The Red Section

The Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is There a Therapeutic Role for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation?

Christopher J Damman MD, MA, Samuel I Miller MD, Christina M Surawicz MD, MACG and Timothy L Zisman MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1452-1459; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.93

Efficacy of Hepatitis B Vaccination and Revaccination and Factors Impacting on Response in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

J P Gisbert MD, PhD, J R Villagrasa MD, A Rodríguez-Nogueiras and M Chaparro MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1460-1466; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.79

Tips for Better Colonoscopy From Two Experts

Michael J Bourke MBBS, FRACP and Douglas K Rex MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1467-1472; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.81

Images of the Month

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1473; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.323

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

Prevalence of Symptoms Meeting Criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Stephen J Halpin MBChB and Alexander C Ford MBChB, MD, MRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1474-1482; advance online publication, August 28, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.260

See also: Review by Quigley et al.

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Editorial: “Irritable Bowel Symptoms” in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnostic Uncertainty Meets Pathological Reality

Eamonn M M Quigley MD, FRCP, FACP, FACG, FRCPI and Charles N Bernstein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1483-1485; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.263

See also: Review by Halpin et al.

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Diverticular Disease as a Chronic Illness: Evolving Epidemiologic and Clinical Insights

Lisa L Strate MD, MPH, Rusha Modi MD, Erica Cohen MD and Brennan M R Spiegel MD, MSHS

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1486-1493; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.194

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education: October 2012

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1494; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.327

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Endoscopy in the Elderly

Anne C Travis MD, FACG, Daniel Pievsky MS, RD and John R Saltzman MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1495-1501; advance online publication, August 7, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.246

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: October 2012

Kenneth R DeVault MD, FACG, Victoria Gómez MD and Saowanee Ngamruengphong MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1502; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.328

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

Diagnostic Utility of Major Basic Protein, Eotaxin-3, and Leukotriene Enzyme Staining in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Evan S Dellon MD, MPH, Xiaoxin Chen MD, PhD, C Ryan Miller MD, PhD, John T Woosley MD, PhD and Nicholas J Shaheen MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1503-1511; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.202

Subject Category: Esophagus

Liver

The Performance of Process Measures in Hepatitis C

Fasiha Kanwal MD, MSHS, Tuyen Hoang PhD, Jennifer Kramer PhD, Timothy Chrusciel MPH, Hashem El-Serag MD, MPH, Jason A Dominitz MD, MHS and Steven M Asch MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1512-1521; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.201

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Postoperative Health-Care Utilization in Crohn's Disease: The Impact of Specialist Care

Geoffrey C Nguyen MD, PhD, FRCPC, Fred Saibil MD, A Hillary Steinhart MD, MSc, Qi Li MSc and Jill M Tinmouth MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1522-1529; advance online publication, July 31, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.235

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Functional GI Disorders

Normal Values for High-Resolution Anorectal Manometry in Healthy Women: Effects of Age and Significance of Rectoanal Gradient

Jessica Noelting MD, Shiva K Ratuapli MBBS, Adil E Bharucha MBBS, MD, Doris M Harvey RN, Karthik Ravi MD and Alan R Zinsmeister PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1530-1536; advance online publication, September 18, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.221

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Colon/Small Bowel

Continuing Medical Education: October 2012

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1537; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.324

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Continuing Medical Education The Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States

Alberto Rubio-Tapia MD, Jonas F Ludvigsson MD, PhD, Tricia L Brantner, Joseph A Murray MD and James E Everhart MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1538-1544; advance online publication, July 31, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.219

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Continuing Medical Education Questions: October 2012

Kenneth R DeVault MD, FACG, Neel Choksi MD and Anoop Prabhu MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1545; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.326

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Diagnostic Yield of Capsule Endoscopy in Refractory Celiac Disease

Maximilien Barret MD, MSc, Georgia Malamut MD, PhD, Gabriel Rahmi MD, Elia Samaha MD, Joël Edery MD, Virginie Verkarre MD, PhD, Elizabeth Macintyre MD, PhD, Emilie Lenain MSc, Gilles Chatellier MD, PhD, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan MD, PhD and Christophe Cellier MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1546-1553; advance online publication, September 11, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.199

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

A Randomized, Double-Blind Study of Larazotide Acetate to Prevent the Activation of Celiac Disease During Gluten Challenge Open

Daniel A Leffler MD, MS, C P Kelly MD, H Z Abdallah MD, A M Colatrella MD, L A Harris MD, F Leon MD, PhD, L A Arterburn PhD, B M Paterson MD, Z H Lan PhD and J A Murray MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1554-1562; advance online publication, July 24, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.211

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Persistent Duodenal Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis Despite a Long-Term Strict Gluten-Free Diet in Celiac Disease

Ilus Tuire MD, Lähdeaho Marja-Leena MD, PhD, Salmi Teea MD, PhD, Haimila Katri PhD, Partanen Jukka PhD, Saavalainen Päivi PhD, Huhtala Heini MSc, Mäki Markku MD, PhD, Collin Pekka MD, PhD and Kaukinen Katri MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1563-1569; advance online publication, July 24, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.220

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Testing Is Equally Sensitive for Proximal and Distal Advanced Neoplasia

T R de Wijkerslooth MD, E M Stoop MD, P M Bossuyt PhD, G A Meijer MD, PhD, M van Ballegooijen PhD, A H C van Roon MD, PhD, I Stegeman, R A Kraaijenhagen MD, PhD, P Fockens MD, PhD, M E van Leerdam MD, PhD, E Dekker MD, PhD and E J Kuipers MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1570-1578; advance online publication, July 31, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.249

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

Extrahepatic Portal Venous System Thrombosis in Recurrent Acute and Chronic Alcoholic Pancreatitis Is Caused by Local Inflammation and Not Thrombophilia

Vinciane Rebours MD, Larbi Boudaoud MD, Marie-Pierre Vullierme MD, Dominique Vidaud MD, Bertrand Condat MD, Olivia Hentic MD, Frédérique Maire MD, Pascal Hammel MD, PhD, Philippe Ruszniewski MD and Philippe Lévy MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1579-1585; advance online publication, July 24, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.231

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

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Letters to the Editor

Case Description of Cap Retention in the Submucosal Tunnel During Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy

Francisco Baldaque-Silva MD, Margarida Marques MD, Rosa Ramalho MD, Filipe Vilas-Boas MD, Miguel Afonso MD and Guilherme Macedo MD, PhD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1586; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.259

See also: Letter to the Editor by von Renteln et al.

Response to Baldaque-Silva et al.

Daniel von Renteln MD and Thomas Rösch MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1586; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.264

See also: Letter to the Editor by Baldaque-Silva et al.

Darwinian Dyspepsia, a More Definitive Diagnosis

J Hayman

This letter underwent an editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1587-1588; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.207

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

Shanahan's Response to Hayman Regarding Darwinian Dyspepsia

Fergus Shanahan MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1588; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.204

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

Ten-Year Outcome of Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Italian Experience

Edoardo G Giannini MD, PhD, FACG, Fabio Farinati MD, Paolo Del Poggio MD, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini MD, Maria Anna Di Nolfo MD, Luisa Benvegnù MD, Marco Zoli MD, Franco Borzio MD, Eugenio Caturelli MD, Maria Chiaramonte MD and Franco Trevisani MD for the Italian Liver Cancer (ITA.LI.CA) group

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1588-1589; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.250

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

Response to Giannini et al.

Shuichiro Shiina MD, PhD, Ryosuke Tateishi MD, PhD and Haruhiko Yoshida MD, PhD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1590; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.252

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

Is Injecting Absolute Alcohol a Safe and Effective Therapy for Bleeding Ulcers?

Turki AlAmeel MBBS, MACP, FRCPC

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1590-1591; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.193

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

Response to AlAmeel

Loren Laine MD, Dennis M Jensen MD and Kenneth R McQuaid MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1591; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.258

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

Stepwise Endoscopic Therapy for a Large Duodenal Papillary Polyp

Ming-Hao Liu MD, Liang-Hao Hu MD, Dong Wang MD, Xin-Gang Shi MD and Zhao-Shen Li MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1591-1592; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.203

Benefits of Beta Blockade Beyond Bleeding Prophylaxis and the Role of Adherence

Ulrich Thalheimer MD, PhD, John Christie MD and Andrew K Burroughs MBChBHons, HonDSc

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1593; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.261

Treatment of Intractable Rectal Stump Drainage With Cryoablation

Hanna Zembrzuska MD, Mazer R Ally MD, Michael E Goldberg DO, Joshua Watson MD, Ganesh R Veerappan MD and J David Horwhat MD

This letter underwent an external review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1593-1595; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.225

Double Trouble: Two Cases of Squamous Carcinoma Arising From Barrett's Dysplasia After Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Emmanuel C Gorospe MD, MPH, Milli Gupta MD, Ganapathy A Prasad MD, MS, Jason T Lewis MD and Kenneth K Wang MD, AGAF, FASGE, FACG

This letter was reviewed externally.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1595-1596; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.232

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1597; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.321

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Errata, Corrigenda and Retractions

Corrigendum:The Diagnosis and Management of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association FREE

Naga Chalasani, Zobair Younossi, Joel E Lavine, Anna Mae Diehl, Elizabeth M Brunt, Kenneth Cusi, Michael Charlton and Arun J Sanyal

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1598; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.217