TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 107, Issue 9 (September 2012)

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The Red Section

Assessment of the Quality of Evidence Underlying International Guidelines in Liver Disease

Ian A Rowe BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Richard Parker MBChB, MRCP, Matthew J Armstrong BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Andrew L King BSc, MBChB, MRCP, Diarmaid D Houlihan MBChB, MRCPI and David Mutimer MBBS, MD, FRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1276-1282; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.71

Understanding Gastroenterologist Adherence to Polyp Surveillance Guidelines

Tilak U Shah MD, Corrine I Voils PhD, Rebecca McNeil PhD, Richard Wu MD,MPH and Deborah A Fisher MD, MHS

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1283-1287; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.59

Physician–Patient and Patient–Family Communication After Colonoscopy

Jessica A Jiménez PhD, Barbara Jung MD and Lisa Madlensky PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1288-1295; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.55

Images of the Month

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1296; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.283

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

Continuing Medical Education: September 2012

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1297; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.294

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Is Not Protective Against Colorectal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Non-Referral Populations

Geoffrey C Nguyen MD, PhD, Aliya Gulamhusein MD and Charles N Bernstein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1298-1304; advance online publication, July 3, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.198

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: September 2012

Kenneth R DeVault MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1305; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.295

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Rapid Point-of-Care First-Line Screening Tests for Hepatitis B Infection: A Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy (1980–2010)

Sushmita Shivkumar MSc, Rosanna Peeling PhD, Yalda Jafari MSc, Lawrence Joseph PhD and Nitika Pant Pai MD, MPH, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1306-1313; advance online publication, May 29, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.141

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education: September 2012

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1314; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.296

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Serrated Lesions of the Colorectum: Review and Recommendations From an Expert Panel

Douglas K Rex MD, Dennis J Ahnen MD, John A Baron MD, Kenneth P Batts MD, Carol A Burke MD, Randall W Burt MD, John R Goldblum MD, José G Guillem MD, Charles J Kahi MD, MSc, Matthew F Kalady MD, Michael J O′Brien MD, MPH, Robert D Odze MD, FRCPc, Shuji Ogino MD, PhD, Susan Parry MBChB, FRACP, Dale C Snover MD, Emina Emilia Torlakovic MD, PhD, Paul E Wise MD, Joanne Young PhD and James Church MD, MBChB, FRACS

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1315-1329; advance online publication, June 19, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.161

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: September 2012

Kenneth R DeVault MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1330; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.297

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

Genes of the Interleukin-18 Pathway Are Associated With Susceptibility to Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Mahwash Babar MD, Anthony W Ryan PhD, Lesley A Anderson PhD, Ricardo Segurado PhD, Graham Turner PhD, Liam J Murray MD, Seamus J Murphy MRCP, PhD, Brian T Johnston MD, Harry Comber MB, PhD, John V Reynolds MD and Ross McManus PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1331-1341; advance online publication, June 5, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.134

See also: Original Contribution by El-Omar et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: Genetics of Barrett's: The Bigger, the Better

Emad M El-Omar BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MD (Hons), FRCP (Edin), FRSE and Janusz Jankowski MB, ChB, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG, AGAF

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1342-1345; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.144

See also: Original Contribution by Babar et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Mechanisms of Increased Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Ans Pauwels MSc, Kathleen Blondeau PhD, Lieven J Dupont MD, PhD and Daniel Sifrim MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1346-1353; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.213

Subject Category: Esophagus

Concomitant Symptoms Itemized in the Reflux Disease Questionnaire Are Associated With Attenuated Heartburn Response to Acid Suppression

Peter J Kahrilas MD, Andreas Jonsson MSc, Hans Denison MD, Börje Wernersson BSc, Nesta Hughes PhD and Colin W Howden MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1354-1360; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.197

Subject Category: Esophagus

Stomach

The Relationship Between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density: A Population-Based From the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos)

Laura E Targownik MD, MSHS, William D Leslie MD, MSc, K Shawn Davison PhD, David Goltzman MD, Sophie A Jamal MD, PhD, Nancy Kreiger MPH, PhD, Robert G Josse MBBS, Stephanie M Kaiser MD, Christopher S Kovacs MD, Jerilynn C Prior MD, Wei Zhou MSc and the CaMos Research Group

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1361-1369; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.200

Subject Category: Stomach

Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy or Angiography in Patients With Acute Overt Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Prospective Randomized Study With Long-Term Follow-Up

Wai K Leung MD, FACG, Simon S M Ho MBBS, Bing-Yee Suen BN, Larry H Lai MBChB, Simon Yu MD, Enders K W Ng MD, Simon S M Ng MD, Philip W Y Chiu MD, Joseph J Y Sung MD, PhD, Francis K L Chan MD and James Y W Lau MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1370-1376; advance online publication, July 24, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.212

See also: Original Contribution by Gerson et al.

Subject Category: Endoscopy

Editorial: Is There a Role for Angiography in Patients With Obscure Overt Bleeding?

Lauren B Gerson MD, MSc

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1377-1379; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.216

See also: Original Contribution by Leung et al.

Subject Category: Endoscopy

Liver

A Prospective Nationwide Study of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Korea

Ki Tae Suk MD, Dong Joon Kim MD, Chang Hoon Kim BS, Seung Ha Park MD, Jai Hoon Yoon MD, Yeon Soo Kim MD, Gwang Ho Baik MD, Jin Bong Kim MD, Young Oh Kweon MD, Byung Ik Kim MD, Seok Hyun Kim MD, In Hee Kim MD, Ju Hyun Kim MD, Soon Woo Nam MD, Yong Han Paik MD, Jeong Ill Suh MD, Joo Hyun Sohn MD, Byung Min Ahn MD, Soon Ho Um MD, Heon Ju Lee MD, Mong Cho MD, Myoung Kuk Jang MD, Sung Kyu Choi MD, Seong Gyu Hwang MD, Ho Taik Sung BS, Jong Young Choi MD and Kwang Hyub Han MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1380-1387; advance online publication, June 26, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.138

Subject Category: Liver

Reduction in Hepatic Inflammation Is Associated With Less Fibrosis Progression and Fewer Clinical Outcomes in Advanced Hepatitis C

Chihiro Morishima MD, Mitchell L Shiffman MD, Jules L Dienstag MD, Karen L Lindsay MD, MMM, Gyongyi Szabo MD, PhD, Gregory T Everson MD, Anna S Lok MD, Adrian M Di Bisceglie MD, Marc G Ghany MD, MHSc, Deepa Naishadham MA, MS, Timothy R Morgan MD and Elizabeth C Wright PhD for the HALT-C Trial Group

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1388-1398; advance online publication, June 12, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.137

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Prospective Study of Cigarette Smoking and the Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Women

Leslie M Higuchi MD, MPH, Hamed Khalili MD, Andrew T Chan MD, MPH, James M Richter MD, Athos Bousvaros MD, MPH and Charles S Fuchs MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1399-1406; advance online publication, July 10, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.196

See also: Original Contribution by Rosenfeld et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editorial: The Truth About Cigarette Smoking and the Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Greg Rosenfeld MD and Brian Bressler MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1407-1408; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.190

See also: Original Contribution by Higuchi et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Serious Infection and Mortality in Patients With Crohn's Disease: More Than 5 Years of Follow-Up in the TREAT™ Registry Open

Gary R Lichtenstein MD, Brian G Feagan MD, FRCPC, Russell D Cohen MD, Bruce A Salzberg MD, Robert H Diamond MD, Samiyeh Price MPH, Wayne Langholff PhD, Anil Londhe PhD and William J Sandborn MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1409-1422; advance online publication, August 14, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.218

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editorial: What to Take From TREAT?

Stephen B Hanauer MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1423-1425; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.224

See also: Original Contribution by Lichtenstein et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Functional GI Disorders

Diagnosis, Characterization, and 3-Month Outcome After Detoxification of 39 Patients With Narcotic Bowel Syndrome

Douglas A Drossman MD, Carolyn B Morris MPH, Hollie Edwards, Christina ED Wrennall, Stephan R Weinland PhD, Ademola O Aderoju MD, Renuka R Kulkarni-Kelapure MD, Yuming J Hu PhD, Christine Dalton PA-C, Megan H Bouma, Joseph Zimmerman MD, Ceciel Rooker, Jane Leserman PhD and Shrikant I Bangdiwala PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1426-1440; advance online publication, June 19, 2012; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.142

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

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Letters to the Editor

Saccharomyces boulardii and Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: Effectiveness of Prophylactic Use

Maria Assunta Zocco MD, Matteo Garcovich MD and Antonio Gasbarrini MD

This letter underwent an editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1441; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.222

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

Response to Zocco et al.

Pietro Pozzoni MD, Dario Conte MD and Agostino Colli MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1441-1442; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.223

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

Time to Consider Medical Therapy for Small-Bowel Angioectasias

Lauren B Gerson MD, MSc and Christian Jackson MD

This letter underwent AJG editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1442-1443; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.119

Risk of Melanoma in Patients Who Receive Thiopurines for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Not Increased

Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet MD, PhD, Jean-Baptiste Chevaux MD, PhD, Anne-Marie Bouvier PhD, Fabrice Carrat MD, PhD and Laurent Beaugerie MD, PhD for the CESAME study group

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1443-1444; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.181

A Novel Use of Rectal Swab to Test for Clostridium difficile Infection by Real-Time PCR

Faiz A Shakir MD, David Thompson MD, Richard Marlar MD and Tauseef Ali MD

This letter underwent an editorial review.

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1444-1445; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.162

Actively Bleeding Dieulafoy Lesion Identified in a Critically Ill Patient Only After the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide

Ryan M Kwok MD, Mark N Damiano MD and Fouad J Moawad MD

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1445-1446; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.171

EUS-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Solid Masses With or Without On-Site Cytological Evaluation: No Paradox

Robert L Schmidt MD, PhD, MBA, MMed and Douglas G Adler MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1446-1447; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.191

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 107: 1448; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.265