Volume 113, Issue 4 (April 2018)


The Red Section

How I Approach It

HCV Therapy in Decompensated Cirrhosis before or after Liver Transplantation: A Paradoxical Quandary

Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul MD and K Rajender Reddy MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 449-452; advance online publication, December 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.435

Using the Rome IV Criteria to Help Manage the Complex IBS Patient

Lisa D Lin MD, MS and Lin Chang MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 453-456; advance online publication, December 19, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.477

Digital Dialogue

Expanding the Facebook Platform to Engage and Educate Online Communities

Douglas B Mogul MD, MPH, Macey L Henderson PhD, JD and John F P Bridges PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 457-458; advance online publication, December 5, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.450

Seeing is Believing: Using Visual Abstracts to Disseminate Scientific Research

Andrew M Ibrahim MD, MSc

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 459-461; advance online publication, September 19, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.268

Images of the Month

Gastric Inverted Hyperplastic Polyp Mimicking a Papilla

Shigenaga Matsui, Hiroshi Kashida and Masatoshi Kudo

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 462; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.498

Gingival Hyperplasia as a Presenting Symptom of Crohn's Disease in a Teenager

N Hoogenes, S C Kommers, K H N de Boer, A L Görts, E A J M Schulten and T G J de Meij

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 462; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.472

Video of the Month

Use of a Laparoscopic Bag for the Endoscopic Retrieval of a Large Gastric Tumor After Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Yasuaki Nagami, Masaki Ominami, Akinari Sawada, Taishi Sakai, Shusei Fukunaga, Toshio Watanabe and Yasuhiro Fujiwara

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 463; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.31


Clinical Guidelines

ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

Grace H Elta MD, FACG, Brintha K Enestvedt MD, MBA, Bryan G Sauer MD, MSc, FACG (GRADE Methodologist) and Anne Marie Lennon MD, PhD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 464-479; advance online publication, February 27, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.14

Continuing Medical Education Questions: April 2018: ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

Steven L Carpenter MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 480; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.37

ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Crohn’s Disease in Adults

Gary R Lichtenstein MD, FACG, Edward V Loftus MD, FACG, Kim L Isaacs MD, PhD, FACG, Miguel D Regueiro MD, FACG, Lauren B Gerson MD, MSc, MACG (GRADE Methodologist) and Bruce E Sands MD, MS, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 481-517; advance online publication, March 27, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.27

Continuing Medical Education Questions: April 2018: ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults

Seth J Richter MD, FACG

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 518; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.36


Clinical and Systematic Reviews


Discontinuing Long-Term PPI Therapy: Why, With Whom, and How?

Laura Targownik MD, MSHS, FRCPC

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 519-528; advance online publication, March 20, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.29

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review

Diagnosis of Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Systematic Review of Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tests

Elliot B Tapper MD, Neehar D Parikh MD, MS, Akbar K Waljee MD, MS, Michael Volk MD MS, Noelle E Carlozzi PhD and Anna S-F Lok MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 529-538; advance online publication, March 13, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.6

Subject Category: Clinical and Systematic Review


Original Contributions


Treatment of supragastric belching with cognitive behavioral therapy improves quality of life and reduces acid gastroesophageal reflux

E Glasinovic MD, E Wynter BSc, J Arguero MD, J Ooi MD, K Nakagawa MD, PhD, E Yazaki PhD, P Hajek MA, PhD, C Clin Psych, P Woodland MD, PhD and D Sifrim MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 539-547; advance online publication, February 20, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.15

Subject Category: Esophagus


Effects of Saline Irrigation of the Bile Duct to Reduce the Rate of Residual Common Bile Duct Stones: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Study

Dong-Won Ahn, Sang Hyub Lee, Woo Hyun Paik, Byeong Jun Song, Jin Myung Park, Jaihwan Kim, Ji Bong Jeong, Jin-Hyeok Hwang, Ji Kon Ryu and Yong-Tae Kim

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 548-555; advance online publication, March 27, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.21

Subject Category: Esophagus


Prediction of Fungal Infection Development and Their Impact on Survival Using the NACSELD Cohort

Jasmohan S Bajaj MD, FACG, K Rajender Reddy MD, Puneeta Tandon MD, Florence Wong MD, Patrick S Kamath MD, Scott W Biggins MD, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao MD, Michael Fallon MD, Benedict Maliakkal MD, Jennifer Lai MD, Hugo E Vargas MD, Ram M Subramanian MD, Paul Thuluvath MD, Leroy R Thacker PhD and Jacqueline G O'Leary MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 556-563; advance online publication, December 19, 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.471

Subject Category: Liver

Editorial: The Risky Business of Fungal Infections in Patients with Cirrhosis

Lisa Brumble MD, FIDSA and Andrew P Keaveny MD, FRCPI, FAASLD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 564-566; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.20

Subject Category: Liver

Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement for Symptom Assessment in Cirrhotic Ascites

Myrte Neijenhuis MD, PhD, Tom J G Gevers MD, PhD, Thomas D Atwell MD, Tim J Gunneson PA-C, Amanda C Schimek, Wietske Kievit PhD, Joost P H Drenth MD, PhD and Patrick S Kamath MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 567-575; advance online publication, March 20, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.18

Subject Category: Liver

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ileocecal Anastomosis Type Significantly Influences Long-Term Functional Status, Quality of Life, and Healthcare Utilization in Postoperative Crohn’s Disease Patients Independent of Inflammation Recurrence

Mahesh Gajendran MD, MPH, Anthony J Bauer PhD, Bettina M Buchholz MD, PhD, Andrew R Watson MD, Ioannis E Koutroubakis MD, PhD, Jana G Hashash MD, MSc, Claudia Ramos-Rivers MD, Nilesh Shah PhD, Kenneth K Lee MD, Ruy J Cruz MD, PhD, Miguel Regueiro MD, Brian Zuckerbraun MD, Marc Schwartz MD, Jason Swoger MD, Arthur Barrie MD, PhD, Janet Harrison MD, Douglas J Hartman MD, Javier Salgado MD, William M Rivers RN, Benjamin Click MD, Alyce M Anderson PhD, Chandraprakash Umapathy MD, MS, Dmitriy Babichenko, Michael A Dunn MD and David G Binion MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 576-583; advance online publication, March 6, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.13

Subject Category: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Functional GI Disorders

Identification of Individuals with Functional Dyspepsia With a Simple, Minimally Invasive Test: A Single Center Cohort Study of the Oral Capsaicin Test

Johann Hammer MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 584-592; advance online publication, March 13, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.16

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Demographic and Dietary Associations of Chronic Diarrhea in a Representative Sample of Adults in the United States

Prashant Singh MBBS, Shuji Mitsuhashi BS, Sarah Ballou PhD, Vikram Rangan MD, Thomas Sommers BA, Vivian Cheng MS, MPH, Johanna Iturrino-Moreda MD, Daniel Friedlander MD, Judy Nee MD and Anthony Lembo MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 593-600; advance online publication, March 6, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.24

Subject Category: Functional GI Disorders

Colon/Small Bowel

Same-Day Single Dose of 2 Liter Polyethylene Glycol is Not Inferior to The Standard Bowel Preparation Regimen in Low-Risk Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Xiaoyu Kang MD, Lina Zhao MD, Zhiyong Zhu MD, Felix Leung MD, Limei Wang MD, Xiangping Wang MD, Hui Luo MD, Linhui Zhang MD, Tao Dong MD, Pingying Li MD, Zhangqin Chen MD, Gui Ren MD, Hui Jia MD, Xiaoyang Guo MD, Yanglin Pan MD, Xuegang Guo MD and Daiming Fan MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 601-610; advance online publication, March 13, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.25

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel

Risk of Interval Cancer in Fecal Immunochemical Test Screening Significantly Higher During the Summer Months: Results from the National Cancer Screening Program in Korea

Jae Myung Cha MD, PhD, Mina Suh MD, PhD, Min Seob Kwak, Na Young Sung PhD, Kui Son Choi PhD, Boyoung Park MD, PhD, Jae Kwan Jun MD, PhD, Sang-Hyun Hwang MD, PhD, Do-Hoon Lee MD, PhD, Byung Chang Kim MD, PhD, You Kyoung Lee MD, PhD and Dong Soo Han MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 611-621; advance online publication, March 6, 2018; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.23

Subject Category: Colon/Small Bowel


Letters to the Editor

Pathophysiology of the Appendix in Ulcerative Colitis

Mitsunobu Matsushita MD, Norimasa Fukata MD, Mika Omiya MD, Akiyoshi Nishio MD, Toshihito Seki MD and Kazuichi Okazaki MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 622; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.506

Spanish Women Hepatologists: Breaking The Glass Ceiling?

Remedios Giner MD for the Spanish Hepatologist Women Group (GEMHEP)

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 622-623; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.32

Comment on ACG and CAG Clinical Guidelines for Management of Dyspesia

Wisam Sbeit MD, Nimer Assy MD, Moaad Farraj MD, Anas Kadah MD and Moshe Shiller MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 623-624; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.465

Genetic Testing in Young Adult Patients With Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis

Adrian Culetto MD, Marie Rouanet, Barbara Bournet MD, PhD and Louis Buscail MD, PhD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 624; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.467

Response to Culetto et al.

Niloofar Y Jalaly MD, David C Whitcomb MD, PhD and Vikesh K Singh MD, MSc

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 624-625; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.26

Phenotypic Variability of MUTYH-Associated Polyposis in Monozygotic Twins and Endoscopic Resection of A Giant Polyp in Pregnancy

Markus Casper MD, Isabel Spier MD, Robert Holz MD, Stefan Aretz MD and Frank Lammert MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 625-627; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.19

Ustekinumab IV 6mg/kg Loading Dose Re-induction Improves Clinical and Endoscopic Response in Crohn’s disease: A Case Series

Sunhee Park MD, Elisabeth Evans NP, William J Sandborn MD and Brigid Boland MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 627-629; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.22

Pembrolizumab-Induced Microscopic Colitis

Monjur Ahmed MD, FRCP and Gloria Francis MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 629-630; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.8

An Unexpected Cause of Acute Enteritis in a Patient with Pure Red Cell Aplasia Parvovirus B19-Associated Acute Enteritis

Hayretdin Koklu MD, Berrin Buyukeren MD, Ahmet Cagkan Inkaya MD, Cenk Sokmensuer MD and Taylan Kav MD

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 630-632; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.17

Vedolizumab as a Novel Treatment for Refractory Collagenous Colitis: A Case Report

Kelly C Cushing MD, Mari Mino-Kenudson MD, PhD, John Garber MD, Paul Lochhead MBCh, PhD and Hamed Khalili MD, MPH

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 632-633; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.7



Calendar of Courses, Symposiums, and Conferences

Am J Gastroenterol 113: 634; doi:10.1038/ajg.2018.30

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