TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 112, Issue 11 (November 2017)

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The Red Section

Endotech Update

Technical Advances in Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Chetan Mittal MD and Mihir S Wagh MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1627-1631; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.369

Point-Counterpoint

PRO: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance: A Useful Tool Against the Rising Tide of HCC

Neehar D Parikh MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1632-1633; advance online publication, October 3, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.366

CON: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance: In Need of Higher-Quality Data

Amit G Singal MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1634-1635; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.374

Images of the Month

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Elderly Woman After Nivolumab Administration

Koichiro Abe, Naohiro Nakamura, Akari Isono, Hikaru Toyota, Hidenori Arai and Koji Saito

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1636; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.372

Lower-Extremity Vasospasm Caused by Carcinoid Syndrome

Wala Ben Kridis, Zeinab Guermazi, Héla Mnif, Nabil Toumi, Afef Khanfir, Tahia Boudawara and Mounir Frikha

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1636; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.289

Videos of the Month

Fluoroscopic-Assisted, EUS-Guided Trans-Sigmoidal Pancreas Biopsy in a Patient with Surgically Altered Anatomy

Min Kyung Jeon, Hoonsub So and Do Hyun Park

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1637; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.209

Endocytoscopy of Superficial Nonampullary Duodenal Epithelial Tumor: Two Cases of Tubular Adenocarcinoma and Adenoma

Shuichi Miyamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Satoshi Abiko, Shouko Ono, Yuichi Shimizu, Yoshihiro Matsuno and Naoya Sakamoto

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1638; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.276

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

Continuing Medical Education: November 2017: Complications of Bariatric Surgery: What You Can Expect to See in Your GI Practice

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1639; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.406

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Complications of Bariatric Surgery: What You Can Expect to See in Your GI Practice

Allison R Schulman MD and Christopher C Thompson MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG AGAF

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1640-1655; advance online publication, August 15, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.241

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: November 2017: Complications of Bariatric Surgery: What You Can Expect to See in Your GI Practice

Christine Hachem MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1656; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.412

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education: November 2017: Systematic Review: Disease Activity Indices in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1657; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.413

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Systematic Review: Disease Activity Indices in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Marijn J Warners MD, Pieter Hindryckx MD, PhD, Barrett G Levesque MD, Claire E Parker BSc, Lisa M Shackelton PhD, Reena Khanna MD, William J Sandborn MD, PhD, Geert R D'Haens MD, PhD, Brian G Feagan MD, Albert J Bredenoord MD, PhD and Vipul Jairath MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1658-1669; advance online publication, October 17, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.363

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: November 2017: Systematic Review: Disease Activity Indices in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Fouad J Moawad MD, FACG and Scripps Health La Jolla CA

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1670; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.414

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

Determinants of the Association between Non-Cardiac Chest Pain and Reflux

Thomas V K Herregods MD, Albert J Bredenoord MD, PhD, Jacobus M Oors, Auke Bogte MD and André J P M Smout MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1671-1677; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.288

Subject Category: Esophagus

Endoscopy

Overuse of Repeat Upper Endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration: A Retrospective Analysis

Joel H Rubenstein MD, MS, Heiko Pohl MD, MPH, Megan A Adams MD, JD, MS, Eve Kerr MD, MPH, Robert Holleman MPH, Sandeep Vijan MD, MS, Jason A Dominitz MD, MHS, John M Inadomi MD, Dawn Provenzale MD, MS, Joseph Francis MD, MPH and Sameer D Saini MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1678-1685; advance online publication, July 11, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.192

See also: Original Contribution by Hanson

Subject Category: Esophagus

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, but “Just Right”

Brian J Hanson MD and Aasma Shaukat MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1686-1688; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.358

See also: Original Contribution by Rubenstein et al.

Subject Category: Esophagus

Stomach

Gastric Motor Dysfunction in Patients With Functional Gastroduodenal Symptoms

Seon-Young Park MD, Andrés Acosta MD, PhD, Michael Camilleri MD, Duane Burton MHA, W Scott Harmsen MA, Jean Fox MD and Lawrence A Szarka MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1689-1699; advance online publication, September 12, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.264

Subject Category: Stomach

Liver

Demographics, Resource Utilization, and Outcomes of Elderly Patients With Chronic Liver Disease Receiving Hospice Care in the United States

Natsu Fukui MD, Pegah Golabi MD, Munkhzul Otgonsuren MPH, Alita Mishra MD, Chapy Venkatesan MD and Zobair M Younossi MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1700-1708; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.290

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Cyclosporine in a Cohort of Steroid-Refractory Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis Patients from the ENEIDA Registry (1989–2013): A Nationwide Multicenter Study

I Ordás MD, PhD, E Domènech MD, PhD, M Mañosa MD, PhD, V García-Sánchez MD, PhD, E Iglesias-Flores MD, M Peñalva MD, A Cañas-Ventura MD, O Merino MD, F Fernández-Bañares MD, PhD, F Gomollón MD, PhD, M Vera MD, PhD, A Gutiérrez MD, PhD, E Garcia-Planella MD, PhD, M Chaparro MD, PhD, M Aguas MD, PhD, E Gento MD, F Muñoz MD, M Aguirresarobe MD, C Muñoz MD, PhD, L Fernández MD, PhD, X Calvet MD, PhD, C E Jiménez MD, M A Montoro MD, PhD, A Mir MD, M L De Castro MD, PhD, M F García-Sepulcre MD, F Bermejo MD, PhD, J Panés MD, PhD and M Esteve MD, PhD on behalf of the ENEIDA registry of GETECCU

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1709-1718; advance online publication, July 4, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.180

See also: Original Contribution by Bernstein

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Yes, We Are Still Talking about Cylosporin vs. Infliximab in Steroid Resistant Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Charles N Bernstein MD and Asher Kornbluth MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1719-1721; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.282

See also: Original Contribution by Ordás et al.

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Population Based Paternity Rate and Partner Birth Outcomes Among Utah Men With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Luke Martin MD, William Peche MD, Kathryn Peterson MD, Yuan Wan MSCE, Stephanie Chan MD, Ryan Morton MD, Chong Zhang MS, Angela P Presson PhD and James Hotaling MD, MS, FECSM

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1722-1727; advance online publication, October 3, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.279

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Colon/Small Bowel

A Comparison of Fecal Immunochemical and High-Sensitivity Guaiac Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Jean A Shapiro PhD, Janet K Bobo PhD, Timothy R Church PhD, Douglas K Rex MD, Gary Chovnick DrPH, Trevor D Thompson BS, Ann G Zauber PhD, David Lieberman MD, Theodore R Levin MD, Djenaba A Joseph MD, MPH and Marion R Nadel PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1728-1735; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.285

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Colonoscopy vs. Fecal Immunochemical Test in Reducing Mortality From Colorectal Cancer (CONFIRM): Rationale for Study Design

Jason A Dominitz MD, MHS, Douglas J Robertson MD, MPH, Dennis J Ahnen MD, James E Allison MD, Margaret Antonelli AS, Kathy D Boardman RPh, MS, Maria Ciarleglio PhD, Barbara J Del Curto BS, Grant D Huang MPH, PhD, Thomas F Imperiale MD, Meaghan F Larson MPH, David Lieberman MD, Theresa O'Connor MPH, PhD, Timothy J O'Leary MD, PhD, Peter Peduzzi PhD, Dawn Provenzale MD, MS, Aasma Shaukat MD, MPH, Shahnaz Sultan MD, MHSc, Amy Voorhees MPA, MPH, Robert Wallace ScD and Peter D Guarino MPH, PhD for the CONFIRM Study Group

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1736-1746; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.286

See also: Original Contribution by Lacy

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

No Results? No Problem! Why We Are Publishing Methods of a Landmark Study With Results Still Pending

Brian E Lacy PhD, MD, FACG and Brennan Spiegel MD, MSHS, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1747-1748; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.379

See also: Original Contribution by Dominitz et al.

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

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Letters to the Editor

Cost-Effective but Unaffordable and Unequal Hepatitis C Treatment in the US

Xibei Liu MD, Jay J Shen PhD, Jeong Lim Lee and Ji Won Yoo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1749; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.210

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

Response to Liu et al.

Kohtaro Ooka MD, James J Connolly MD and Joseph K Lim MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1749-1750; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.292

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

Response to Miner et al.

Mark G Currie PhD, Steven J Shiff MD, Harvey A Schneier MD and Jeffrey M Johnston MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1750-1751; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.362

See also: Letter to the Editor by Miner

Response to Currie et al.

Philip B Miner MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1751; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.384

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

Enteral Nutrition in the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease: Overlooked and Underutilized

Nizar H Senussi MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1751-1752; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.243

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: Randomized Controlled Trials Are also Needed in Adults

Rebecca C Sagar MBChB and Alexander C Ford MBChB, MD, FRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1752-1753; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.293

Direct-Acting Antivirals and Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis: Long-Term Outcome of Patients Achieving HCV Eradication

Salvatore Sollima MD, Laura Milazzo MD, Spinello Antinori MD and Massimo Galli MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1753-1754; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.294

A Pitfall in Suspected (refractory) Celiac Disease: Losartan-Induced Enteropathy

T van Gils MD, R J Robijn MD, PhD, G Bouma MD, PhD, E A Neefjes-Borst MD and C J J Mulder MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1754-1755; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.281

The First Case of Mumps-Associated Achalasia

Luke Hillman MD, Darren M Brenner MD and Dustin A Carlson MD

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1755-1756; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.277

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 112: 1757; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.380