TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 112, Issue 10 (October 2017)

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The Red Section

How I Approach It

How I Approach It: Care of the Post-Ablation Barrett’s Esophagus Patient

Shervin Shafa MD and Nicholas J Shaheen MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1487-1490; advance online publication, September 19, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.291

In My Own Voice

Living on Liquids: Surviving and Thriving on Exclusive Enteral Nutrition

Kelly Issokson MS, RD, CNSC

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1491-1492; advance online publication, September 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.269

Images of the Month

Multiple Submucosal Masses in the Esophagus: Esophageal Lymphangiomatosis

Huiying Zhao, Weiran Xu and Zhihao Wang

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1493; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.275

Hepatic Splenosis Masquerading as Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Chronic Hepatitis C Patient

Carson Keck, Akshay Shetty, Blaine Mischen and Ira Willner

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1493; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.248

Video of the Month

Successful Endoscopic Resection of Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome in the Stomach Using a Snare

Chuncheng Wu, Qinghua Tan, Qiongying Zhang and Bing Hu

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1494; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.169

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

Beneficial Effects of Statins on the Rates of Hepatic Fibrosis, Hepatic Decompensation, and Mortality in Chronic Liver Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sehrish Kamal MD, Muhammad Ali Khan MD, Ankur Seth MD, George Cholankeril MD, Deepansh Gupta MD, Utkarsh Singh MD, Faisal Kamal MD, Colin W Howden MD, FACG, Christopher Stave MLS, Satheesh Nair MD, Sanjaya K Satapathy MD, FACG and Aijaz Ahmed MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1495-1505; advance online publication, June 6, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.170

See also: Review by Price

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Editorial: Statins and Liver Disease: Is it Time to Recommend Statins to Prevent Liver Disease Progression?

Jennifer C Price MD, PhD and Phyllis C Tien MD, MSc

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1506-1507; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.250

See also: Review by Kamal et al.

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education: October 2017: Hereditary Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes: A Primer on Diagnosis and Management

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1508; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.377

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Hereditary Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes: A Primer on Diagnosis and Management

Priyanka Kanth MD, MS, Jade Grimmett MS, Marjan Champine MS, Randall Burt MD and N Jewel Samadder MD, MSc, FRCPC

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1509-1525; advance online publication, August 8, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.212

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: October 2017: Hereditary Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes: A Primer on Diagnosis and Management

Ashish Malhotra MD, MS and M N Paul

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1526; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.376

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

Long-Term Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis With Swallowed Topical Corticosteroids: Development and Evaluation of a Therapeutic Concept

Thomas Greuter MD, Christian Bussmann MD, Ekaterina Safroneeva PhD, Alain M Schoepfer MD, Luc Biedermann MD, Stephan R Vavricka MD and Alex Straumann MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1527-1535; advance online publication, July 18, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.202

See also: Original Contribution by Alexander

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: Deep Remission in Eosinophilic Esophagitis With Long-Term Steroids: Difficult to Attain and Maintain

Jeffrey Alexander MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1536-1537; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.267

See also: Original Contribution by Greuter et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Accuracy and Safety of the Cytosponge for Assessing Histologic Activity in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Two-Center Study

David A Katzka MD, Thomas C Smyrk MD, Jeffrey A Alexander MD, Debra M Geno, RoseMary A Beitia, Audrey O Chang, Nicholas J Shaheen MD, MPH, Rebecca C Fitzgerald MD and Evan S Dellon MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1538-1544; advance online publication, August 15, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.244

Subject Category: Esophagus

Endoscopy

The Conversion of Planned Colonoscopy to Sigmoidoscopy and the Effect of this Practice on the Measurement of Quality Indicators

Sabina Beg MBBS, MRCP, Stefano Sansone MD, Francesco Manguso MD, PhD, John Schembri MD, MRCP, Jay Patel MBBS, MRCP, Mo Thoufeeq MBBS, MRCP, Gareth Corbett MBBS, MRCP and Krish Ragunath MD, FRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1545-1552; advance online publication, May 30, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.138

See also: Original Contribution by Kaz

Subject Category: Esophagus

Editorial: The Name Game: Circumventing Quality Metrics by Categorizing Incomplete Colonoscopy as Sigmoidoscopy

Andrew M Kaz MD and Jason A Dominitz MD, MHS

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1553-1555; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.258

See also: Original Contribution by Beg et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Liver

Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Hepatic Sarcoidosis: A Population-Based Study 1976–2013

Patompong Ungprasert MD, Cynthia S Crowson MS, Douglas A Simonetto MD, PhD and Eric L Matteson MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1556-1563; advance online publication, September 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.231

Subject Category: Liver

Fibrosis-4 Index Helps Identify HBV Carriers With the Lowest Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Tai-Chung Tseng MD, PhD, Chun-Jen Liu MD, PhD, Tung-Hung Su MD, PhD, Wan-Ting Yang MPH, Chi-Ling Chen PhD, Hung-Chih Yang MD, PhD, Chia-Chi Wang MD, Stephanie Fang-Tzu Kuo MD, Chen-Hua Liu MD, PhD, Pei-Jer Chen MD, PhD, Ding-Shinn Chen MD and Jia-Horng Kao MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1564-1574; advance online publication, August 29, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.254

Subject Category: Liver

Predictors of Early Readmission in Patients With Cirrhosis After the Resolution of Bacterial Infections

Salvatore Piano MD, Filippo Morando MD, Giovanni Carretta MD, Marta Tonon MD, Elia Vettore MD, Silvia Rosi MD, Marialuisa Stanco MD, Chiara Pilutti MD, Antonietta Romano MD, Alessandra Brocca PhD, Antonietta Sticca MSc, Daniele Donato MD and Paolo Angeli MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1575-1583; advance online publication, August 29, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.253

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Responsiveness of Endoscopic Indices of Disease Activity for Crohn’s Disease

Reena Khanna MD, GuangYong Zou PhD, Larry Stitt MSc, Brian G Feagan MD, William J Sandborn MD, Paul Rutgeerts MD, PhD, John W D McDonald MD, Elena Dubcenco MD, Ronald Fogel MD, Remo Panaccione MD, Vipul Jairath MD, PhD, Sigrid Nelson MSc, Lisa M Shackelton PhD, Bidan Huang PhD, Qian Zhou PhD, Anne M Robinson, Barrett G Levesque MD and Geert D'Haens MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1584-1592; advance online publication, January 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2016.580

See also: Original Contribution by Buchner

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editorial: Endoscopic Scoring Systems in Crohn’s Disease for Evaluation of Responsiveness to Treatment: Are we Ready for the Prime Time of Endoscopic Assessment?

Anna M Buchner MD, PhD and Gary R Lichtenstein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1593-1595; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.229

See also: Original Contribution by Khanna et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

The Impact of Cholecystectomy After Endoscopic Sphincterotomy for Complicated Gallstone Disease

B Joseph Elmunzer MD, Mohamed Noureldin MBBS, Katherine A Morgan MD, David B Adams MD, Gregory A Coté MD, MS and Akbar K Waljee MD, MSc

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1596-1602; advance online publication, August 15, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.247

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Continuing Medical Education: October 2017: Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis and Management

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1603; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.359

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis, and Management

Isabelle Scheers MD, PhD, Joseph J Palermo MD, PhD, Steven Freedman MD, PhD, Michael Wilschanski MD, Uzma Shah MD, Maisam Abu-El-Haija MD, Bradley Barth MD, MPH, Douglas S Fishman MD, Cheryl Gariepy MD, Matthew J Giefer MD, Melvin B Heyman MD, MPH, Ryan W Himes MD, Sohail Z Husain MD, Tom K Lin MD, Quin Liu MD, Mark Lowe MD, PhD, Maria Mascarenhas MD, Veronique Morinville MD, Chee Y Ooi MD, PhD, Emily R Perito MD, David A Piccoli MD, John F Pohl MD, Sarah J Schwarzenberg MD, David Troendle MD, Steven Werlin MD, Bridget Zimmerman PhD, Aliye Uc MD and Tanja Gonska MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1604-1611; advance online publication, April 4, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.85

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Continuing Medical Education Questions: October 2017: Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis and Management

Mihir S Wagh MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1612; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.378

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

Editorial: Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Is This a New Subtype of Disease or Early-Onset Idiopathic Duct-Centric Chronic Pancreatitis?

Phil A Hart MD and Suresh T Chari MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1613-1614; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.236

Subject Category: Pancreas/Biliary Tract

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Letters to the Editor

Air Insufflation May Still be Ideal For Adenoma Detection

Joseph D Feuerstein MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1615; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.219

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

Response to Feuerstein

Felix Leung MD, Hui Jia MD and Yanglin Pan MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1615-1616; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.255

See also: Letter to the Editor by Feuerstein

Safety of Eluxadoline in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ryan Croteau MD and Jamie S Barkin MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF, FASG

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1616; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.249

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

Response to Croteau and Barkin

Brooks D Cash MD, Brian E Lacy MD, PhD, Philip S Schoenfeld MD, Leonard S Dove PhD and Paul S Covington MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1617; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.256

See also: Letter to the Editor by Croteau

Aggressive Fluid Resuscitation in Acute Pancreatitis: In Aqua Sanitas?

Enrique de-Madaria MD, PhD, Juan F Martínez MD, PhD, José R Aparicio MD, PhD and Félix Lluís

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1617-1618; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.222

See also: Letter to the Editor by Buxbaum

Response to de-Madaria et al.

James Buxbaum MD and Andrew Lin MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1618-1619; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.259

See also: Letter to the Editor by de-Madaria et al.

Safety of Eluxadoline in Patients With IBS-D Without a Gallbladder

Brooks D Cash MD, Brian E Lacy MD, PhD, Philip S Schoenfeld MD, Leonard S Dove PhD and Paul S Covington MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1619-1620; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.257

Proton-Pump Inhibitor Use and the Risk of First-Time Ischemic Stroke in the General Population

Cong Dai MD, PhD, Qin Cao MD and Min Jiang MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1620-1621; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.220

Vedolizumab in Patients With Common Variable Immune Deficiency and Gut Inflammation

Brigid S Boland MD, Marc A Riedl MD, MS, Mark A Valasek MD, PhD, Sheila E Crowe MD and William J Sandborn MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1621; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.246

Long-term Combination Therapy with Anti-TNF plus Vedolizumab Induces and Maintains Remission in Therapy-refractory Ulcerative Colitis

Sarah Fischer MD, Timo Rath MD, Carol-Immanuel Geppert MD, Bernhard Manger MD, Georg Schett MD, Markus F Neurath MD and Raja Atreya MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1621-1623; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.242

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1624; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.278

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Errata, Corrigenda and Retractions

Corrigendum: Improvement of Liver Fibrosis after Long-Term Antiviral Therapy Assessed by Fibroscan in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients With Advanced Fibrosis FREE

Young Eun Chon, Jun Yong Park, Sung-Min Myoung, Kyu Sik Jung, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn and Kwang-Hyub Han

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1625; advance online publication, September 12, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.284