TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 113, Issue 1 (January 2018)

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The Red Section

Putting Patients First

Brennan Spiegel MD, MSHS and Brian Lacy MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 1; advance online publication, December 12, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.475

The Cochrane Review Conclusion for Hepatitis C DAA Therapies is Wrong

Paul Y Kwo MD, FACG, Mitchell L Shiffman MD, FACG and David E Bernstein MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 2-4; advance online publication, November 14, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.420

How I Approach It

When and How to Stop Surveillance Colonoscopy in Older Adults: Five Rules of Thumb for Practitioners

Jennifer K Maratt MD, MS, Audrey H Calderwood MD, MS and Sameer D Saini MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 5-7; advance online publication, December 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.461

In My Own Voice

From Patient to Patient-Entrepreneur: Development of an Ostomy Bag Sensor

Michael Seres

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 8-10; advance online publication, September 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.260

Images of the Month

Appendiceal Lymphoid Nodular Hyperplasia

Rui Gaspar, Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto and Guilherme Macedo

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 11; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.381

Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate in Sorbitol-Induced Colonic Ulcerations

Raghav Bansal, Afaf Abdu and Vijaypal Arya

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 11; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.367

Video of the Month

Cannula-Guided Snare Combined With Endoclip: A Novel Technique to Assist in Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection With Mucosal Traction

Qiang Zhang and Zhen Wang

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 12; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.408

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Clinical and Systematic Reviews

Review

“Weekend Effect” in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ashutosh Gupta MD, Rajender Agarwal MD, MPH and Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 13-21; advance online publication, November 14, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.430

See also: Review by Shafi

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Continuing Medical Education Questions: January 2018: “Weekend Effect” in Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Mehnaz A Shafi MD, FACG, MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 22; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.487

See also: Review by Gupta et al.

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

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Original Contributions

Esophagus

The Reflux Improvement and Monitoring (TRIM) Program Is Associated With Symptom Improvement and Weight Reduction for Patients With Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Rena Yadlapati MD, MSHS, John E Pandolfino MD, MS, Olga Alexeeva BS, Dyanna L Gregory BS, Meredith R Craven MPH, David Liebovitz MD, Abbey Lichten MPH, CHES, Erin Seger BS, CHES, Moira Workman BS,CHES, Nora St. Peter MS, Jenna Craft MPH, Bethany Doerfler RD and Rajesh N Keswani MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 23-30; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.262

Subject Category: Esophagus

Psychosocial Distress and Quality of Life Impairment Are Associated With Symptom Severity in PPI Non-Responders With Normal Impedance-pH Profiles

Rena Yadlapati MD, MSHS, Michael Tye BS, Laurie Keefer PhD, Peter J Kahrilas MD and John E Pandolfino MD, MS

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 31-38; advance online publication, September 12, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.263

Subject Category: Esophagus

Stomach

Development of a Symptom-Focused Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Functional Dyspepsia: The Functional Dyspepsia Symptom Diary (FDSD) Open

Fiona Taylor MBiochem, Sophie Higgins MPH, Robyn T Carson MPH, Sonya Eremenco MA, Catherine Foley MPH, MA, Brian E Lacy MD, PhD, Henry P Parkman MD, David S Reasner PhD, Alan L Shields PhD, Jan Tack MD, PhD and Nicholas J Talley MD, PhD on behalf of the Patient-Reported Outcome Consortium's Functional Dyspepsia Working Group

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 39-48; advance online publication, September 19, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.265

Subject Category: Stomach

Liver

Effects of Bezafibrate on Outcome and Pruritus in Primary Biliary Cholangitis With Suboptimal Ursodeoxycholic Acid Response

Anna Reig MD, Pilar Sesé RN and Albert Parés MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 49-55; advance online publication, October 10, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.287

See also: Original Contribution by Levy

Subject Category: Liver

Editorial: Itching to Know: Role of Fibrates in PBC

Cynthia Levy MD, AGAF, FAASLD and Keith D Lindor MD, FAASLD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 56-57; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.432

See also: Original Contribution by Reig et al.

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Optimizing Selection of Biologics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Development of an Online Patient Decision Aid Using Conjoint Analysis

Christopher V Almario MD, MSHPM, Michelle S Keller MPH, Michelle Chen MPH, Karen Lasch MD, Lyann Ursos PhD, Julia Shklovskaya MPPA, Gil Y Melmed MD, MS and Brennan M R Spiegel MD, MSHS

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 58-71; advance online publication, December 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.470

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (GI-PROMIS) Symptom Scales in Subjects With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Bharati Kochar MD, MSCR, Christopher F Martin MSPH, Michael D Kappelman MD, MPH, Brennan M Spiegel MD, MSHS, Wenli Chen MS, MA, Robert S Sandler MD, MPH and Millie D Long MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 72-79; advance online publication, August 29, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.240

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Depression Is Associated With More Aggressive Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bharati Kochar MD, MSCR, Edward L Barnes MD, MPH, Millie D Long MD, MPH, Kelly C Cushing MD, Joseph Galanko PhD, Christopher F Martin MSPH, Laura E Raffals MD and Robert S Sandler MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 80-85; advance online publication, November 14, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.423

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Functional GI Disorders

The Prevalence and Impact of Overlapping Rome IV-Diagnosed Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders on Somatization, Quality of Life, and Healthcare Utilization: A Cross-Sectional General Population Study in Three Countries

Imran Aziz MBChB, MD, Olafur S Palsson PsyD, Hans Törnblom MD, PhD, Ami D Sperber MD, MSPH, William E Whitehead PhD and Magnus Simrén MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 86-96; advance online publication, November 14, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.421

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Study Using Baclofen in the Treatment of Rumination Syndrome

Ans Pauwels MPharmSc, PhD, Charlotte Broers MSc, Brecht Van Houtte MSc, Nathalie Rommel PhD, Tim Vanuytsel MD, PhD and Jan Tack MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 97-104; advance online publication, December 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.441

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Low-Dose Linaclotide (72μg) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Open

Philip Schoenfeld MD, Brian E Lacy MD, PhD, William D Chey MD, Anthony J Lembo MD, Caroline B Kurtz PhD, David S Reasner PhD, Wieslaw Bochenek MD, Kenneth Tripp MS, Mark G Currie PhD, Susan M Fox PhD, Rick E Blakesley PhD, Christopher R O’Dea MS, Nicholas D Omniewski MPH and Michael L Hall MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 105-114; advance online publication, August 22, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.230

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Characterizing Normal Bowel Frequency and Consistency in a Representative Sample of Adults in the United States (NHANES)

Shuji Mitsuhashi BS, Sarah Ballou PhD, Zhenghui G Jiang MD, William Hirsch BS, Judy Nee MD, Johanna Iturrino MD, Vivian Cheng MS, MPH and Anthony Lembo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 115-123; advance online publication, August 1, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.213

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Increasing Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Symptoms With Ingestion of Galacto-Oligosaccharides Are Mitigated by α-Galactosidase Treatment

C J Tuck BND (Hons), PhD, K M Taylor MD, P R Gibson MD, FRACP, J S Barrett PhD, BSc (Biomed) (Hons), MND and J G Muir PhD, PGrad Dip (Dietetics)

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 124-134; advance online publication, August 15, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.245

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Pediatrics

Prophylactic Therapy of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children: Comparison of Amitriptyline and Cyproheptadine: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Negin Badihian, Hossein Saneian MD, Shervin Badihian MD and Omid Yaghini MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 135-140; advance online publication, July 18, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.194

See also: Original Contribution by Ho

Subject Category: Pediatrics

Continuing Medical Education Questions: January 2018: Prophylactic Therapy of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children: Comparison of Amitriptyline and Cyproheptadine: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Edith Y Ho MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 141; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.490

See also: Original Contribution by Badihian et al.

Subject Category: Pediatrics

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Letters to the Editor

Time to Make a Change in the Cutoff Value of Clarithromycin Resistance in the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection

Ping-I Hsu MD, Feng-Woei Tsai MD, Sung-Shuo Kao MD and John Y Kao MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 142-143; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.283

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

Response to Hsu et al.

William D Chey MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, RFF, Grigorios I Leontiadis MD, PhD, Colin W Howden MD, FACG, AGAF and Steven F Moss MD, FACG, AGAF, MRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 143; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.401

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

Alternative Time Series Analysis and Potential Effect of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

Vasveebye Sonoo MD, Xibei Liu MD, Jay V Kumar MD, Jacob Eisert BS, Mary Froehlich MA, Johnson Ukeen MS and Ji Won Yoo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 144; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.391

Test and Treat H. Pylori Eradication in Dyspepsia—“A Bridge too Far” in the Concensus?

Wojciech Marlicz MD, PhD, FACG, Karolina Skonieczna-Zydecka PhD and Igor Łoniewski MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 144-145; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.280

The Way to the Liver Is Through the Pituitary Gland

Ashraf A Ashhab MD, Jeffrey Albrecht MD and Jose D Debes MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 145-146; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.434

Pulmonary Manifestation of Crohn’s Disease Developed Under Treatment With Vedolizumab

Donata Lissner MD, Rainer Glauben PhD, Kristina Allers PhD, Elena Sonnenberg MD, Christoph Loddenkemper MD, Thomas Schneider MD and Britta Siegmund MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 146-148; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.395

Rizatriptan-Induced Colonic Ischemia: A Case Report and Literature Review

Thomas D Dieringer MD, David M Crossland MD and Thomas C Mahl MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 148-149; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.422

Marginal Zone Lymphoma of the Entire Gastrointestinal Tract

Cameron Schauer MBChB and Robert Cunliffe BM BCh, DM, FRCP

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 149-150; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.405

Eosinophilic Esophageal Myositis a Plausible Cause of Histological Changes of Primary Jackhammer Esophagus: A Case Report

Yurong Tang, Wenjie Xiong, Ting Yu, Meifeng Wang, Guoxin Zhang and Lin Lin

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 150-152; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.433

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Announcements

Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 153; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.463

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Erratam

Erratum: Use of a Novel Submucosal Tunneling and Endoscopic Resection (STER) Technique for the Removal of an Esophageal Leiomyoma FREE

Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Malav P Parikh, Prashanthi N Thota, Niyati M Gupta and Siva Raja

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 154; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.427

Erratum: Open Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (O-POEM) Without Submucosal Tunneling FREE

Zhouwen Tang, Juliana Yang and Bing Hu

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 154; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.428

Erratum: Dive to the Underwater World: A Water Immersion Technique for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Gastric Neoplasms FREE

Tomofumi Akasaka, Yusuke Tonai, Kenta Hamada, Yoji Takeuchi, Noriya Uedo, Ryu Ishihara and Hiroyasu Iishi

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 154-155; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.426