Volume 108, Issue 8 (August 2013)


The Red Section

Inpatient Bariatric Surgery Among Eligible Black and White Men and Women in the United States, 1999–2010

Arch G Mainous PhD III, Sharleen P Johnson MA, Sonia K Saxena MD and Robert U Wright MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1218-1223; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.365

Recording ERCP Fluoroscopy Metrics Using a Multinational Quality Network: Establishing Benchmarks and Examining Time-Related Improvements

Joseph Romagnuolo MD, MSc and Peter B Cotton MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1224-1230; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.388

Transparent Reporting of Trials Is Essential

Douglas G Altman DSc

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1231-1235; doi:10.1038/ajg.2012.457

Images of the Month

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1236; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.227


Practice Guidelines

Continuing Medical Education Continuing Medical Education Questions: August 2013

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1237; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.234

Subject Category: Practice Guidelines

Continuing Medical Education ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Achalasia

Michael F Vaezi MD, PhD, MSc, FACG, John E Pandolfino MD, MSCI and Marcelo F Vela MD, MSCR

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1238-1249; advance online publication, July 23, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.196

Continuing Medical Education Questions: August 2013

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

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1250; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.235


Clinical and Systematic Reviews


Continuing Medical Education: August 2013

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1251; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.236

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Nutrition in the Elderly. Frequently Asked Questions

Bijo K John MD, Melvin Bullock MD, Lacie Brenner MD, Camille McGaw MD and James S Scolapio MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1252-1266; advance online publication, May 28, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.125

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: August 2013

Kenneth R DeVault MD, Shail Govani MD and Neel Choksi MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1267; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.237

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Opportunistic Infections With Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Alexander C Ford MBChB, MD, FRCP and Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1268-1276; advance online publication, May 7, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.138

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review


Original Contributions


Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Replacement Compared With Matched Controls: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Arief Lalmohamed PharmD, Peter Vestergaard MD, PhD, DMSc, M Kassim Javaid MBBS, BMedSci, PhD, Anthonius de Boer MD, PhD, Hubertus G M Leufkens PhD, Tjeerd P van Staa MD, PhD and Frank de Vries PharmD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1277-1285; advance online publication, April 30, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.108

Subject Category: Stomach


Advanced Adenoma Detection Rate Is Independent of Nonadvanced Adenoma Detection Rate

Michael Greenspan MD, Kumar Bharat Rajan PhD, Adil Baig MD, Todd Beck MS, Sohrab Mobarhan MD and Joshua Melson MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1286-1292; advance online publication, May 28, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.149

Subject Category: Endoscopy

Randomized Study of Two Endo-knives for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Esophageal Cancer

Hiromitsu Kanzaki MD, Ryu Ishihara MD, Takashi Ohta MD, Kengo Nagai MD, Fumi Matsui MD, Takeshi Yamashina MD, Masao Hanafusa MD, Sachiko Yamamoto MD, Noboru Hanaoka MD, Yoji Takeuchi MD, Koji Higashino MD, Noriya Uedo MD, Hiroyasu Iishi MD and Masaharu Tatsuta MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1293-1298; advance online publication, June 4, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.161

Subject Category: Endoscopy


Prevalence and Risk Factors for the Development of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Nonobese Chinese Population: the Zhejiang Zhenhai Study

Chengfu Xu MD, Chaohui Yu MD, PhD, Han Ma MD, Lei Xu MD, Min Miao MD and Youming Li MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1299-1304; advance online publication, April 9, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.104

Subject Category: Liver

CT With Hepatic Arterioportography as a Pretreatment Examination for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Open

Takamasa Ohki MD, PhD, Ryosuke Tateishi MD, PhD, Masaaki Akahane MD, PhD, Shintaro Mikami MD, PhD, Masaya Sato MD, PhD, Koji Uchino MD, PhD, Toru Arano MD, PhD, Kenichiro Enooku MD, PhD, Yuji Kondo MD, PhD, Noriyo Yamashiki MD, PhD, Tadashi Goto MD, PhD, Shuichiro Shiina MD, PhD, Haruhiko Yoshida MD, PhD, Yutaka Matsuyama PhD, Masao Omata MD, PhD, Kuni Ohtomo MD, PhD and Kazuhiko Koike MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1305-1313; advance online publication, April 30, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.109

Subject Category: Liver

Population-Attributable Fractions of Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States

Tania M Welzel MD, Barry I Graubard PhD, Sabah Quraishi MPH, Stefan Zeuzem MD, Jessica A Davila PhD, Hashem B El-Serag MD and Katherine A McGlynn PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1314-1321; advance online publication, June 11, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.160

Subject Category: Liver

Functional GI Disorders

Luminal Cysteine-Proteases Degrade Colonic Tight Junction Structure and Are Responsible for Abdominal Pain in Constipation-Predominant IBS

Anita Annaházi MD, Laurent Ferrier PhD, Valerie Bézirard MSc, Mathilde Lévêque BSc, Helene Eutamène PhD, Afifa Ait-Belgnaoui PhD, Moïse Coëffier MD, PhD, Philippe Ducrotté MD, PhD, Richárd Róka MD, PhD, Orsolya Inczefi MD, Krisztina Gecse MD, PhD, András Rosztóczy MD, PhD, Tamás Molnár MD, PhD, Tamar Ringel-Kulka MD, MPH, Yehuda Ringel MD, Thierry Piche MD, PhD, Vassilia Theodorou PhD, Tibor Wittmann MD, PhD and Lionel Bueno PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1322-1331; advance online publication, May 28, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.152

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Colon/Small Bowel

Characteristics and Survival of Interval and Sporadic Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study

Rune Erichsen MD, John A Baron MD, Elena M Stoffel MD, Søren Laurberg DMSc, Robert S Sandler MD and Henrik Toft Sørensen DMSc

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1332-1340; advance online publication, June 18, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.175

See also: Original Contribution by Dominitz et al.

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Editorial: Interval Cancers: Learning from the Past as We Build for the Future

Jason A Dominitz MD, MHS and Douglas J Robertson MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1341-1343; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.177

See also: Original Contribution by Erichsen et al.

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

CYP3A4-Catalyzed Simvastatin Metabolism as a Non-Invasive Marker of Small Intestinal Health in Celiac Disease

Belén Morón PhD, Anil K Verma MSc, Prasenjit Das MD, Juha Taavela BM, Laila Dafik PhD, Thomas R DiRaimondo MS(ChemE), Megan A Albertelli DVM, PhD, Thomas Kraemer PhD, Markku Mäki MD, PhD, Chaitan Khosla PhD, Gerhard Rogler MD, PhD and Govind K Makharia MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1344-1351; advance online publication, June 4, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.151

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

Endoscopically Acquired Pancreatic Cyst Fluid MicroRNA 21 and 221 Are Associated With Invasive Cancer

James J Farrell MD, Paul Toste MD, Nanping Wu PhD, Luyi Li, Jonathan Wong, Daniel Malkhassian, Linh M Tran PhD, Xiaoyang Wu, Xinmin Li PhD, David Dawson MD, PhD, Hong Wu MD, PhD and Timothy R Donahue MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1352-1359; advance online publication, June 11, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.167

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Defining the Accuracy of Secretin Pancreatic Function Testing in Patients With Suspected Early Chronic Pancreatitis

Gyanprakash Ketwaroo MD, MSc, Alphonso Brown MD, MSClinEpi, Benjamin Young MD, Rakhi Kheraj MD, Mandeep Sawhney MD, MS, Koenraad J Mortele MD, Robert Najarian MD, Sumeet Tewani MD, Deborah Dasilva, Steven Freedman MD, PhD and Sunil Sheth MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1360-1366; advance online publication, May 28, 2013; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.148

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract


Letters to the Editor

Norovirus Gastroenteritis After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection Despite Asymptomatic Donors and Lack of Sick Contacts

Margot Schwartz MD, Michael Gluck MD and Shirley Koon DO

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1367; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.164

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

FMT: First Step in a Long Journey

Lawrence J Brandt MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1367-1368; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.165

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

Nurse Observers: Feasible and Safe?

Sowjanya Kanna MD and Tuyyab Hassan MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1368; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.173

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

Response to Kanna and Hassan

Frederick K Shieh MD, Uzma D Siddiqui MD and Harry R Aslanian MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 3168-3169; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.174

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

Cryptosporidiosis-Associated Lymphocytic Colitis

Leonard B Weinstock MD, Zahid Kaleem MD and Michael B Gutwein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1369-1371; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.172

Spicing Up the Differential for Cyclical Vomiting

Tyrone Lehmon Robinson MD, Fong-Kuei F Cheng MD, Carmina A Domingo DO, Chin Hee Kim MD, Maryann T Ally MD and Scott L Itzkowitz DO

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1371; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.170

Germline BAX Deletion in a Patient With Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Open

Amanda G Silva PhD, Bianca C G Lisboa MSc, Maria Isabel W Achatz MD, PhD, Dirce M Carraro PhD, Isabela W da Cunha MD, PhD, Peter L Pearson PhD, Ana C V Krepischi PhD and Carla Rosenberg PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1372-1375; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.176



Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1376; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.233



Corrigendum: Assessment and Protection of Esophageal Mucosal Integrity in Patients With Heartburn Without Esophagitis FREE

Philip Woodland, Chung Lee, Yasotha Duraysami, Ricard Farré, Peter Dettmar and Daniel Sifrim

Am J Gastroenterol 108: 1377; doi:10.1038/ajg.2013.101