Gastroenterology- March 2014

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Upper G.I. (General)

de Souza, D.A. Silva, F.G. Costa, P.J. (2013). Critical evaluation of justifications for the transfusion of red blood cells: the reality of a government emergency hospital. Revista brasileira de hematologia e hemoterapia. 2013; 35(4): 263-7. Full Text Link.

Avan, A. Maftouh, M. Funel, N. [et al] (2013). MET as a potential target for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal cancers: characterization of Novel C-Met Inhibitors from bench to bedside. Current Medicinal Chemistry. August 23rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Hao, N.B. He, Y.F. Zhang, D. [et al]. (2013). PLCE1 polymorphism and upper gastrointestinal cancer risk: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. June 24th 2013; 8(6): e67229. Full Text Link.

Oesophagus

Vaezi, M.F. Pandolfino, J.E. [and] Vela, M.F. (2013). ACG clinical guideline: diagnosis and management of achalasia. American Journal of Gastroenterology. August 2013; 108(8): 1238-49; quiz, 1250. Full Text Link.

Dellon, E.S. Gonsalves, N. Hirano, I. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). ACG clinical guideline: Evidenced based approach to the diagnosis and management of esophageal eosinophilia and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). American Journal of Gastroenterology. May 2013; 108(5): 679-92; quiz 693. Full Text Link.

Fitzgerald, R.C. di Pietro, M. Ragunath, K. [et al]. (2013). British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the diagnosis and management of Barrett's oesophagus. Gut. October 28th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Sabirin, J. Abd Rahman, M. Rajan, P. (2013). Changing trends in oesophageal endoscopy: a systematic review of transnasal oesophagoscopy. ISRN Otolaryngology. August 1st 2013; 586973. Full Text Link.

Dunn LJ, Shenfine J, Griffin SM. Columnar metaplasia in the esophageal remnant after esophagectomy: a systematic review. Diseases of the Esophagus. November 13th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Rios, E. Seron, P. Lanas, F. [et al]. (2014). Evaluation of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the management of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. February 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Brusselaers, N. Mattsson, F. Lagergren, J. (2013). Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to long-term survival after oesophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis. Gut. November 22nd 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Wei, M.T. He, Y.Z. Deng, X.B. [et al]. (2013). Is Dor fundoplication optimum after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia? A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. November 21st 2013; 19(43): 7804-12. Full Text Link.

Dong, Y. Qi, B. Feng, X.Y. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of Barrett's esophagus in China. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 14th 2013; 19(46): 8770-9. Full Text Link.

Gouda, B.P. Nelson, T. Bhoyrul, S. (2012). Revisional surgery after heller myotomy for treatment of achalasia: a comparative analysis focusing on operative approach. Indian Journal of Surgery. August 2012; 74(4): 309-13. Full Text Link.

Garge, S. K, L.N.R. Bawa, M. (2013). The role of preoperative CT scan in patients with tracheoesophageal fistula: a review. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. September 2013; 48(9): 1966-71.

Sainathan, S. Andaz, S. (2013). A systematic review of transesophageal echocardiography-induced esophageal perforation. Echocardiography. September 2013; 30(8): 977-83.

Canaud, L. Ozdemir, B.A. Bee, W.W. [et al]. (2013). Thoracic endovascular aortic repair in management of aortoesophageal fistulas. Journal of Vascular Surgery. November 4th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Dingemann, C. Ure, B. Dingemann, J. (2013). Thoracoscopic procedures in pediatric surgery: what is the evidence? ? European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. July 12th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Coss-Adame, E. Erdogan, A. Rao, S.S. (2013). Treatment of esophageal (noncardiac) chest pain: review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. August 28th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux

Hsu, PI. Kim, N. Goh, KL. [et al] (2013). Diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterol Res Pract. November 6th 2013; 709620. Full Text Link.

Menon, S. Prew, S. Parkes, G. [et al]. (2013). Do differences in female sex hormone levels contribute to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. July 2013; 25(7): 772-7.

Liu, Q. Feng, C.C. Wang, E.M. [et al]. (2013). Efficacy of mosapride plus proton pump inhibitors for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 21st 2013; 19(47): 9111-8. Full Text Link.

Katz, PO. Gerson, LB. Vela, MF. (2013). Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. March 2013; 108(3): 308-28; quiz 329. Full Text Link.

Vernon-Roberts, A. Sullivan, P.B. (2013). Fundoplication versus postoperative medication for gastro-oesophageal reflux in children with neurological impairment undergoing gastrostomy. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. August 28th 2013; Issue 8: No. CD006151. Full Text Link.

Hambraeus, M. Arnbjornsson, E. [and] Anderberg, M. (2013). A literature review of the outcomes after robot-assisted laparoscopic and conventional laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for gastro-esophageal reflux disease in children. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. June 26th 2013.

de Bortoli, N. Martinucci, I. Bellini, M. [et al]. (2013). Overlap of functional heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease with irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September 21st 2013; 19(35): 5787-97. Review. Full Text Link.

Jobe, B.A. Richter, J.E. Hoppo, T. [et al]. (2013). Preoperative diagnostic workup before antireflux surgery: an evidence and experience-based consensus of the Esophageal Diagnostic Advisory Panel. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. October 2013; 217(4): 586-97.

Zhang, J.X. Ji, M.Y. Song, J. [et al]. (2013). Proton pump inhibitor for non-erosive reflux disease: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 7th 2013; 19(45): 8408-19. Full Text Link.

Glazer, E.S. Amini, A. Jie, T. [et al]. (2013). Recognition of complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer determines inpatient mortality. JOP. November 10th 2013; 14(6): 626-31. Full Text Link.

Dent, J. Holloway, R.H. Eastwood, P.R. (2013). Systematic review: relationships between sleep and gastro-oesophageal reflux. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. October 2013; 38(7): 657-73

El-Serag, H.B. Sweet, S. Winchester, C.C. [et al]. (2013). Update on the epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review. Gut. July 13th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Oesophageal Cancer

Wang, M. Zhu, X.Y. Wang, L. [et al]. (2013). The -607C/A polymorphisms in Interleukin-18 gene promoter contributes to cancer risk: evidence from a meta-analysis of 22 case-control studies. PLoS One. October 9th 2013; 8(10): e76915. Full Text Link.

Qumseya, BJ. Wang, H. Badie, N. [et al]. (2013). Advanced imaging technologies increase detection of dysplasia and neoplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology . December 2013; 11(12): 1562-70.

Liyanage, S.S. Rahman, B. Ridda, I. [et al]. (2013). The aetiological role of human papillomavirus in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. July 24th 2013; 8(7): e69238. Full Text Link.

Markar, S.R. Karthikesalingam, A. Penna, M. [et al]. (2013). Assessment of short-term clinical outcomes following salvage esophagectomy for the treatment of esophageal malignancy: systematic review and pooled analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. November 9th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Okines, A.F. Gonzalez de Castro, D. [et al] (2013). Biomarker analysis in oesophagogastric cancer: results from the REAL3 and TransMAGIC trials. European Journal of Cancer. March 4th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen, K. Li, Y. Dai, Y. [et al]. (2013). Characterization of tumor suppressive function of cornulin in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS One. July 24th 2013; 8(7): e68838. Full Text Link.

Brauckhoff, M. (2013). Classification of aerodigestive tract invasion from thyroid cancer. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery . November 24th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Donohoe, C.L. O'Farrell, N.J. Grant, T. [et al]. (2013). Classification of pathologic response to neoadjuvant therapy in esophageal and junctional cancer: assessment of existing measures and proposal of a novel 3-point standard. Annals of Surgery. November 2013; 258(5): 784-92; discussion 792.

Coleman, H.G. Murray, L.J. Hicks, B. [et al]. (2013). Dietary fiber and the risk of precancerous lesions and cancer of the esophagus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition Reviews. July 2013; 71(7): 474-82.

Waddell, T. Chau, I. Cunningham, D. [et al] (2013). Epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine with or without panitumumab for patients with previously untreated advanced oesophagogastric cancer (REAL3): a randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. The Lancet Oncology. May 2013; 14(6): 481-9. Full Text Link.

Mai, R. Cheng, Y. Huang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma shared susceptibility locus in PLCE1: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. July 18th 2013; 8(7): e69214. Full Text Link.

Liyanage, S.S. Rahman, B. Gao, Z. [et al]. (2013). Evidence for the aetiology of human papillomavirus in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in the Chinese population: a meta-analysis. BMJ Open. November 15th 2013; 3(11): e003604. Full Text Link.

Xie, F.J. Zhang, Y.P. Zheng, Q.Q. [et al]. (2013). Helicobacter pylori infection and esophageal cancer risk: an updated meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September 28th 2013; 19(36): 6098-107. Full Text Link.

Keeler, B. [and] Brookes, M. (2013). Iron chelation: a potential therapeutic strategy in oesophageal cancer. British Journal of Pharmacology, March 2013, 168(6), 1313-1315. Full Text Link.

Hu, J.J. Wang, Z.T. Li, B. (2013). Meta-analysis demonstrates lack of an association of microsomal epoxide hydrolase 1 polymorphisms with esophageal cancer risk. Genetics and Molecular Research. October 15th 2013; 12(4): 4540-8.

Jacobs, M. Macefield, R.C. Elbers, R.G. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis shows clinically relevant and long-lasting deterioration in health-related quality of life after esophageal cancer surgery. Quality of Life Research. December 3rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Abbassi-Ghadi, N. Kumar, S. Huang, J. [et al]. (2013). Metabolomic profiling of oesophago-gastric cancer: A systematic review. European Journal of Cancer. November 2013; 49(17): 3625-37.

Filip, B. Scarpa, M. Cavallin, F. [et al]. (2013). Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer: a review on sentinel node concept. Surgical Endoscopy. November 27th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen, Y. Yu, C. [and] Li, Y. (2014). Physical activity and risks of esophageal and gastric cancers: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2): e88082. Full Text Link.

Jiang, G. Li, B. Liao, X. [et al]. (2013). Poultry and fish intake and risk of esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. August 2nd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Beales IL, Hensley A, Loke Y. Reduced esophageal cancer incidence in statin users, particularly with cyclo-oxygenase inhibition. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics. August 6th 2013; 4(3): 69-79. Full Text Link.

Gao, S. Brown, J. Wang, H. [et al]. (2013). The role of glycogen synthase kinase 3-β in immunity and cell cycle: implications in esophageal cancer. Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen, M. Huang, J. Zhu, Z. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review and meta-analysis of tumor biomarkers in predicting prognosis in esophageal cancer. BMC Cancer. November 11th 2013; 13(1): 539. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Lin, J.L. (2013). T1 esophageal cancer, request an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for in-depth review. Journal of Thoracic Disease. June 2013; 5(3): 353-6. Full Text Link.

Stomach

Tian, J. Li, M. Liao, J. [et al]. (2013). Chinese herbal medicine banxiaxiexin decoction treating diabetic gastroparesis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013; 749495. Full Text Link.

Camilleri, M. Parkman, HP. Shafi, MA. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology (2013). Clinical guideline: management of gastroparesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. January 2013; 108(1): 18-37; quiz 38. Full Text Link. See also: Full Text Link.

Bai, M. Qi, X. Yang, M. [et al] (2013). Combined-therapies vs. monotherapies for the first variceal bleeding in patients with high-risk varices: a meta-analysis of RCTs. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. October 3rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Puente, A. Hernandez-Gea, V. Graupera, I. [et al]. (2013). Combined treatment with variceal ligation and beta-blockers +/- nitrates to prevent recurrent variceal bleeding in cirrhosis. An updated systematic review. Liver International. December 24th 2013. Full Text Link.

Li, J.F. Lai, D.D. Ni, B. [et al]. (2013). Comparison of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity or type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Canadian Journal of Surgery. December 2013; 56(6): E158-64. Full Text Link.

Christians, K.K. Pappas, S. Pilgrim, C. [et al]. (2013). Duplicate pancreas meets gastric duplication cyst: a tale of two anomalies. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2013; 4(8): 735-9. Full Text Link.

Rios, E. Seron, P. Lanas, F. [et al]. (2014). Evaluation of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the management of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. February 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Gu, M. Xiao, S. Pan, X. [et al]. (2013). Helicobacter pylori infection in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 2013, 785892. Full Text Link.

Wei, M.T. He, Y.Z. Deng, X.B. [et al]. (2013). Is Dor fundoplication optimum after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia? A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, November 21st 2013, 19(43), 7804-7812. Full Text Link.

Eslami, L. [and] Nasseri-Moghaddam, S. (2013). Meta-analyses: does long-term PPI use increase the risk of gastric premalignant lesions? Archives of Iranian Medicine. August 2013; 16(8): 449-58. Full Text Link.

Yuan, Y. Ford, AC. Khan, KJ. [et al] (2013). Optimum duration of regimens for Helicobacter pylori eradication. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. December 11th 2013; Issue 12: No. CD008337. Full Text Link.

Castellani, C. Peschaut, T. Schippinger, M. [et al]. (2013). Postoperative emesis after laparoscopic pyloromyotomy in infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Acta Paediatrica. October 12th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Kim, J.S. Kim, B.W. Ham, J.H. [et al]. (2013). Sequential therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection in Korea: systematic review and meta-analysis. Gut Liver. September 2013; 7(5): 546-51. Full Text Link.

Soreide, K. Thorsen, K. [and] Soreide, J.A. (2014). Strategies to improve the outcome of emergency surgery for perforated peptic ulcer. British Journal of Surgery, 101(1), e51-64. Full Text Link.

Sierra, M.S. Hastings, E.V. [and] Goodman, K.J. (2013). What do we know about benefits of H. pylori treatment in childhood? Gut Microbes, November 1st 2013, 4(6), 549-567. Full Text Link.

Gastric Cancer

Cao, Z. Song, J. Wang, J. [et al]. (2014). Association between polymorphisms in XRCC1 gene and treatment outcomes of patients with advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. January 21st 2014; 9(1): e85357. Full Text Link.

Wang, J.L. Hu, Y. Kong, X. [et al]. (2013). Candidate microRNA biomarkers in human gastric cancer: a systematic review and validation study. PLoS One. September 9th 2013; 8(9): e73683. Full Text Link.

Zong, L. Seto, Y. (2014). CpG Island Methylator Phenotype, Helicobacter pylori, Epstein-Barr Virus, and Microsatellite Instability and prognosis in gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One, 9(1), e86097. Full Text Link.

Li, TT. Qiu, F. Qian, ZR. [et al] (2014). Classification, clinicopathologic features and treatment of gastric neuroendocrine tumors. World Journal of Gastroenterology. January 7th 2014; 20(1): 118-25. Full Text Link.

Ajani, J.A. Buyse, M. Lichinitser, M. [et al] (2014). Combination of cisplatin / S-1 in the treatment of patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma: results of noninferiority and safety analyses compared with cisplatin/5-fluorouracil in the First-Line Advanced Gastric Cancer Study. European Journal of Cancer. November 2013; 49(17): 3616-24.

Shimoyama, S. (2013). Diabetes mellitus carries a risk of gastric cancer: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 28th 2013; 19(40): 6902-10. Full Text Link.

Thrumurthy, SG. Chaudry, MA. Hochhauser, D. [et al] (2013). The diagnosis and management of gastric cancer. BMJ. November 4th 2013; 347: f6367. Review. Full Text Link.

Mai, R. Cheng, Y. Huang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma shared susceptibility locus in PLCE1: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. July 18th 2013; 8(7): e69214. Full Text Link.

Ohtsu, A. Ajani, JA. Bai, YX. [et al] (2013). Everolimus for previously treated advanced gastric cancer: results of the randomized, double-blind, phase III GRANITE-1 study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. November 1st 2013; 31(31): 3935-43. Full Text Link.

Wu, X.S. Wu, W.G. Li, M.L. [et al]. (2013). Impact of being overweight on the surgical outcomes of patients with gastric cancer: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. July 28th 2013; 19(28): 4596-606. Full Text Link.

Xiong, J.J. Nunes, Q.M. Huang, W. [et al]. (2013). Laparoscopic vs open total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. November 28th 2013; 19(44): 8114-32. Full Text Link.

Peng, Z. Zhu, Y. Wang, Q. [et al]. (2014). Prognostic significance of MET amplification and expression in gastric cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. PloS One, January 8th 2014. 9(1), e84502. Full Text Link.

Fuchs, C.S. Tomasek, J. Yong, C.J. [et al]; REGARD Trial Investigators. (2014). Ramucirumab monotherapy for previously treated advanced gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma (REGARD): an international, randomised, multicentre, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. January 4th 2014; 383(9911): 31-39.

Sekiguchi, M. Suzuki, H. Oda, I. [et al]. (2014). Risk of recurrent gastric cancer after endoscopic resection with a positive lateral margin. Endoscopy. February 6th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Liu, G.F. Tang, D. Li, P. [et al]. (2014). S-1-based combination therapy vs. S-1 monotherapy in advanced gastric cancer: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology . January 7th 2014;20(1):310-318. Review. Full Text Link.

O'Connor, A. McNamara, D. O'Moráin, CA. (2013). Surveillance of gastric intestinal metaplasia for the prevention of gastric cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). September 23rd 2013; Issue 9: No. CD009322. Full Text Link.

Cardoso, R. Coburn, NG. Seevaratnam, R. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review of patient surveillance after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a brief review. Gastric Cancer. September 2012; 15 Supplement 1: S164-7. Review. Full Text Link.

Junfeng, Z. Yingxue, H. [and] Peiwu, Y. (2013). Systematic review of risk factors for metastasis to para-aortic lymph nodes in gastric cancer. Surgical Oncology. October 12th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Guo, X.F. Wang, J. Yu, S.J. [et al] (2013). TNF-α-308 polymorphism and risk of digestive system cancers: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 28th 2013; 19(48): 9461-9471. Review. Full Text Link.

Liver

Koh, C. Zhao, X. Samala, N. [et al] (2014). AASLD clinical practice guidelines: a critical review of scientific evidence and evolving recommendations. Hepatology. December 2013; 58(6): 2142-52. Review. Full Text Link.

Bernal, W. Wendon, J. (2013). Acute liver failure. The New England Journal of Medicine. December 26th 2013; 369(26): 2525-34. Review.

Colli, A. Fraquelli, M. Casazza, G. [et al]. (2013). The architecture of diagnostic research: From bench to bedside - clinical guidelines using liver stiffness as an example. Hepatology. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Lanzoni, G. Oikawa, T. Wang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Concise review: Clinical programs of stem cell therapies for liver and pancreas. Stem Cells. October 2013; 31(10): 2047-60. Full Text Link.

Ma, Y.Y. Li, L. Yu, C.H. [et al]. (2013). Effects of probiotics on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 28th 2013; 19(40): 6911-8. Full Text Link.

Awai, HI. Newton, KP. Sirlin, CB. [et al] (2013). Evidence and recommendations for imaging liver fat in children, based upon systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. September 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Pediatric Gastroenterology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Bhatia, V. Bavdekar, A. [and] Yachha, S.K.; Indian Academy of Pediatrics (2013). Management of acute liver failure in infants and children: consensus statement of the pediatric gastroenterology chapter, Indian academy of pediatrics. Indian Pediatrics. May 8th 2013; 50(5): 477-82. Full Text Link.

Fagiuoli, S. Colli, A. Bruno, R. [et al] (2014). Management of infections in cirrhotic patients: Report of a Consensus Conference. Digestive and Liver Disease. March 2014; 46(3): 204-212. Review. Full Text Link.

Bota, S. Herkner, H. Sporea, I. [et al] (2013). Meta-analysis: ARFI elastography versus transient elastography for the evaluation of liver fibrosis. Liver International. September 2013; 33(8): 1138-47. Full Text Link.

Chen, R.P. Zhu Ge, X.J. Huang, Z.M. [et al]. (2013). Prophylactic use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt aids in the treatment of refractory ascites: metaregression and trial sequential meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. July 24th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Yesil, A. Yilmaz, Y. (2013). Review article: coffee consumption, the metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. November 2013; 38(9): 1038-44.

Xiang, Z. Chen, Y.P. Ma, K.F. [et al]. (2013). The role of Ursodeoxycholic acid in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: a systematic review. BMC Gastroenterology. September 23rd 2013; 13: 140. Full Text Link.

Song, P.P. (2013). Standardizing management of hepatocellular carcinoma in China: devising evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Bioscience Trends. October 2013; 7(5): 250-2. Full Text Link.

Jin, X. Xiang, Z. Chen, Y.P. [et al]. (2013). Uncoupling protein and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Chinese Medical Journal. August 2013; 126(16): 3151-5. Full Text Link.

Ghany, MG. Nelson, DR. Strader, DB. [et al]; American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (2011 / 13). An update on treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus infection: 2011 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Hepatology. October 2011; 54(4): 1433-44. Full Text Link. See also update: Full Text Link.

Popovic, D. Kovacevic, N.V. Kisic Tepavcevic, D.B. [et al]. (2013). Validation of the chronic liver disease questionnaire in Serbian patients. World Journal of Gastroenterology. August 14th 2013; 19(30): 4950-7. Full Text Link.

Liver Cancer

Thiele, M. Gluud, L.L. Dahl, E.K. [et al]. (2013). Antiviral therapy for prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma and mortality in chronic hepatitis B: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. August 14th 2013; 3(8). Full Text Link.

Park, H. [and] Park, J.Y. (2013). Clinical significance of AFP and PIVKA-II responses for monitoring treatment outcomes and predicting prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Biomedical Research International, December 29th 2013, 310427. Full Text Link.

Khare, S. Zhang, Q. [and] Ibdah, J.A. (2013). Epigenetics of hepatocellular carcinoma: role of microRNA. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September 7th 2013; 19(33): 5439-45. Review. Full Text Link.

Hu, B. Tian, X. Sun, J. [et al]. (2013). Evaluation of individual and combined applications of serum biomarkers for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. December 2nd 2013; 14(12): 23559-80. Full Text Link.

Chen, W.T. Zhu, G. Pfaffenbach, K. [et al]. (2013). GRP78 as a regulator of liver steatosis and cancer progression mediated by loss of the tumor suppressor PTEN. Oncogene. October 21st 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Wei, M. He, Y. Wang, J. [et al]. (2014). Laparoscopic versus open hepatectomy with or without synchronous colectomy for colorectal liver metastasis: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. January 29th 2014; 9(1): e87461. Full Text Link.

Lee Cheah, Y. [and] P, K.H.C. (2012). Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an appraisal of current controversies. Liver Cancer. November 2012; 1(3-4): 183-189. Review. Full Text Link.

Gao, C. Fang, L. Zhao, H.C. [et al]. (2013). Potential role of diabetes mellitus in the progression of cirrhosis to hepatocellular carcinoma: a cross-sectional case-control study from Chinese patients with HBV infection. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International. August 2013; 12(4): 385-93. Full Text Link.

Weis, S. Franke, A. Mossner, J. [et al]. (2013). Radiofrequency (thermal) ablation versus no intervention or other interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. December 19th 2013; Issue 12: No. CD003046. Full Text Link.

Ye, X.H. Huai, J.P. Ding, J. [et al]. (2013). Smoking, alcohol consumption, and the risk of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 14th 2013; 19(46): 8780-8. Full Text Link.

Sinagra, E. Perricone, G. D'Amico, M. [et al]. (2014). Systematic review with meta-analysis: the haemodynamic effects of carvedilol compared with propranolol for portal hypertension in cirrhosis. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. January 26th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Guo, X.F. Wang, J. Yu, S.J. [et al] (2013). TNF-α-308 polymorphism and risk of digestive system cancers: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 28th 2013; 19(48): 9461-9471. Review. Full Text Link.

Peng, Q. Lao, X. Chen, Z. [et al]. (2013). TP53 and MDM2 gene polymorphisms, gene-gene interaction, and hepatocellular carcinoma risk: evidence from an updated meta-analysis. PloS One, December 23rd 2013), 8(12), e82773. Full Text Link.

Liao, M. Huang, J. Zhang, T. [et al]. (2013). Transarterial chemoembolization in combination with local therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. July 3rd 2013; 8(7): e68453. Full Text Link.

Selvaraj, S.A. Chairez, E. Wilson, L.M. [et al]. (2013). Use of case reports and the Adverse Event Reporting System in systematic reviews: overcoming barriers to assess the link between Crohn's disease medications and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. Systematic Reviews. July 5th 2013; 2: 53. Full Text Link.

Hepatitis

Grasso, A. Malfatti, F. Testa, R. (2013). Are metabolic factors still important in the era of direct antiviral agents in patients with chronic hepatitis C? World Journal of Gastroenterology. November 7th 2013; 19(41): 6947-56. Full Text Link.

Laurito, M.P. [and] Parise, E.R. (2013). Association between insulin resistance and sustained virologic response in hepatitis C treatment, genotypes 1 versus 2 and 3: systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. September - October 2013; 17(5): 555-63. Full Text Link.

Villar, L.M. Del Campo, J.A. Ranchal, I. [et al]. (2013). Association between vitamin D and hepatitis C virus infection: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September  21st 2013; 19(35): 5917-24. Full Text Link.

Liu, S. Cipriano, LE. Holodniy, M. [et al]. (2013). Cost-effectiveness analysis of risk-factor guided and birth-cohort screening for chronic hepatitis C infection in the United States. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3): e58975. Full Text Link.

Liang, J. Jiang, M.J. Deng, X. [et al]. (2013). Efficacy and safety of Telbivudine compared to Entecavir among HBeAg+ chronic hepatitis B patients: a meta-analysis study. Hepatitis Monthly. May 23rd 2013; 13(6): e7862. Full Text Link.

Chen, X.L. Li, M. [and] Zhang, X.L. (2013). HBV genotype B/C and response to lamivudine therapy: a systematic review. Biomedical Research International, November 19th 2013, 672614. Full Text Link.

Xu, J.H. Fu, J.J. Wang, X.L. [et al]. (2013). Hepatitis B or C viral infection and risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. World Journal of Gastroenterology. July 14th 2013; 19(26): 4234-41. Full Text Link.

Bunchorntavakul, C. Chavalitdhamrong, D. Tanwandee, T. (2013). Hepatitis C genotype 6: a concise review and response-guided therapy proposal. World Journal of Hepatology. September 27th 2013; 5(9): 496-504. Review. Full Text Link.

Linas, BP. Hu, H. Barter, DM. [et al]. (2014). Hepatitis C screening trends in a large integrated health system. American Journal of Medicine. January 28th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Gunduz, F. Mallikarjun, C. Balart, L.A. [et al]. (2013). Interferon alpha induced intrahepatic pSTAT1 inversely correlate with serum HCV RNA levels in chronic HCV infection. Experimental and Molecular Pathology. November 8th 2013; 96(1): 36-41.

Herbst, D.A. Reddy, K.R. (2013). NS5A inhibitor, daclatasvir, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs. October 2013; 22(10): 1337-46.

Fried, MW. Buti, M. Dore, GJ. [et al] (2013). Once-daily simeprevir (TMC435) with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in treatment-naïve genotype 1 hepatitis C: the randomized PILLAR study. Hepatology. December 2013; 58(6): 1918-29.

Esmat, G. El Kassas, M. Hassany, M. [et al]. (2014). Optimizing treatment for HCV genotype 4: PEG-IFN alfa 2a vs. PEG-IFN alfa 2b; the debate continues. Liver International. February 2014; 34 Supplement 1: 24-8. Full Text Link.

Czaja, A.J. (2013). Review article: the management of autoimmune hepatitis beyond consensus guidelines. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. August 2013; 38(4): 343-64.

John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science. Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults. September 13th 2013. Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Clinicians. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Full Text Link.

Zeuzem, S. Berg, T. Gane, E. [et al]. (2014). Simeprevir increases rate of sustained virologic response among treatment-experienced patients with HCV genotype-1 infection: a phase IIb trial. Gastroenterology. February 2014; 146(2): 430-441.

Bota, S. Sporea, I. Sirli, R. [et al]. (2013). Severe adverse events during antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus cirrhotic patients: a systematic review. World Journal of Hepatology. March 27th 2013; 5(3): 120-6. Full Text Link.

Lawitz, E. Gane, EJ. (2013). Sofosbuvir for previously untreated chronic hepatitis C infection. The New England Journal of Medicine. August 15th 2013; 369(7): 678-9. Full Text Link.

Alavian, SM. (2013). Sofosbuvir has come out of the magic box. Hepatitis Monthly. December 16th 2013; 13(12): e16916. Full Text Link.

Kowdley, KV. Lawitz, E. Crespo, I. [et al]. (2013). Sofosbuvir with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin for treatment-naive patients with hepatitis C genotype-1 infection (ATOMIC): an open-label, randomised, multicentre phase 2 trial. Lancet. June 15th 2013; 381(9883): 2100-7. Full Text Link.

Spearman, C.W. Sonderup, M.W. Botha, J.F. [et al]. (2013). South African guideline for the management of chronic hepatitis B: 2013. South African Medical Journal. May 2013; 103(5) Pt 2: 337-49. Full Text Link.

Alavian, SM. Tabatabaei, SV. Behnava, B. [et al] (2013). Standard and pegylated interferon therapy of HDV infection: A systematic review and meta- analysis. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. October 2012; 17(10): 967-74. Full Text Link.

Chen, J. Eslick, G.D. Weltman, M. (2013). Systematic review with meta-analysis: clinical manifestations and management of autoimmune hepatitis in the elderly. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. January 2014; 39(2): 117-24. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Galmozzi E, Viganò M, Lampertico P. Systematic review with meta-analysis: do interferon lambda 3 polymorphisms predict the outcome of interferon-therapy in hepatitis B infection? Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. January 26th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Goralczyk, A.D. Cameron, S. Amanzada, A. (2013). Treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 infection with telaprevir: a Bayesian mixed treatment comparison of fixed-length and response-guided treatment regimens in treatment-naïve and -experienced patients. BMC Gastroenterology. October 14th 2013; 13: 148. Full Text Link.

Pancreas and Biliary Duct

Sahora, K. Mino-Kenudson, M. Brugge, W. [et al]. (2013). Branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms: does cyst size change the tip of the scale? A critical analysis of the revised international consensus guidelines in a large single-institutional series. Annals of Surgery. September 2013; 258(3): 466-75.

Ma, M.Z. Kong, X. Weng, M.Z. [et al]. (2013). Candidate microRNA biomarkers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: meta-analysis, experimental validation and clinical significance. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research. September 28th 2013; 32(1): 71. Full Text Link.

Gan, T. Chen, J. Jin, S.J. [et al]. (2013). Chinese medicinal herbs for cholelithiasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). June 29th 2013; Issue 6: No. CD004547. Full Text Link.

Lanzoni, G. Oikawa, T. Wang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Concise review: Clinical programs of stem cell therapies for liver and pancreas. Stem Cells. October 2013; 31(10): 2047-60. Full Text Link.

Sasaki, T. Isayama, H. Nakai, Y. [et al]. (2013). Current status of chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancer. Korean Journal of Internal Medicine. September 2013; 28(5): 515-24. Full Text Link.

Bai, XL. Zhang, Q. Masood, N. [et al] (2013). Duct-to-mucosa versus invagination pancreaticojejunostomy after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a meta-analysis. Chinese Medical Journal (Engl.). November 2013; 126(22): 4340-7. Full Text Link.

Kim, J.H. Yang, M.J. Hwang, J.C. [et al]. (2013). Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation for the removal of bile duct stones. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 14th 2013; 19(46): 8580-94. Full Text Link.

Jones, M.J. Buchanan, A.S. Neal, C.P. [et al]. (2013). Imaging of indeterminate pancreatic cystic lesions: a systematic review. Pancreatology. July - August 2013; 13(4): 436-42. Full Text Link.

Glazer, E.S. Hornbrook, M.C. Krouse, R.S. (2013). A meta-analysis of randomized trials: immediate stent placement vs. surgical bypass in the palliative management of malignant biliary obstruction. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. July 3rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Li, Y. Wei, J. Zhao, Z. [et al]. (2013). Pancreaticobiliary maljunction is associated with common bile duct carcinoma: a meta-analysis. ScientificWorldJournal, December 30th 2013, 618670. Full Text Link.

Hashimoto, D. Chikamoto, A. Ohmuraya, M. [et al]. (2013). Pancreaticodigestive anastomosis and the postoperative management strategies to prevent postoperative pancreatic fistula formation after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Surgery Today. July 11th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Al-Hawary, M.M. Francis, I.R. Chari, S.T. [et al]. (2014). Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma radiology reporting template: consensus statement of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the American Pancreatic Association. Gastroenterology, January 2014, 146(1), 291-304 e291.

Pang, T.C. Maher, R. Gananadha, S. [et al]. (2014). Peripancreatic pseudoaneurysms: a management-based classification system. Surgical Endoscopy. February 12th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Ludvigsson, JF. Bergquist, A. Ajne, G. [et al]. (2014). A population-based cohort study of pregnancy outcomes among women with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. January 2014; 12(1): 95-100.

Menon, S. (2013). Removal of an embedded “covered” biliary stent by the “stent-in-stent” technique. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September 28th 2013; 19(36): 6108-6109. Full Text Link.

Wang, S. Ma, L. Zhuang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Screening and risk factors of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in critically ill adult patients receiving enteral nutrition. Critical Care. August 7th 2013; 17(4): R171. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Cirocchi, R. Partelli, S. Trastulli, S. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review on robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy. . Surgical Oncology. August 31st 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Pancreatic Cancer

Xiao, M. Wang, Y. Gao, Y. (2013). Association between Helicobacter pylori infection and pancreatic cancer development: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. September 26th 2013; 8(9): e75559. Full Text Link.

Yan, Y. Chen, X. Li, T. [et al]. (2013). Association of OGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and pancreatic cancer susceptibility: evidence from a meta-analysis. Tumour Biology. November 3rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Ma, M.Z. Kong, X. Weng, M.Z. [et al]. (2013). Candidate microRNA biomarkers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: meta-analysis, experimental validation and clinical significance. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research. September 28th 2013; 32(1): 71. Full Text Link.

Xu, J. Zhang, T. Wang, T. [et al]. (2013). Clinical characteristics and prognosis of primary leiomyosarcoma of the pancreas: a systematic review. World Journal of Surgical Oncology. November 12th 2013; 11(1): 290. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Chen, Y. Sun, X.J. Jiang, T.H. [et al]. (2013). Combined radiochemotherapy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. November 14th 2013; 19(42): 7461-71. Full Text Link.

Hackert, T. Tjaden, C. Buchler, M.W. (2013). [Developments in pancreatic surgery during the past ten years.]. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie. 2013 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] German.

Puli, S.R. Kalva, N. Bechtold, M.L. [et al]. (2013). Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a systematic review and meta analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. June 21st 2013; 19(23): 3678-84. Full Text Link.

Allen, VB. Gurusamy, KS. Takwoingi, Y. [et al] (2013). Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). November 25th 2013; Issue 11: No. CD009323. Full Text Link.

Li, X. Xu, W. Shi, J. [et al]. (2013). Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for differentiating between pancreatic adenocarcinoma and inflammatory masses: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 7th 2013; 19(37): 6284-91. Full Text Link.

Wang, Z. Chen, J.Q. Liu, J.L. [et al]. (2013). FDG-PET in diagnosis, staging and prognosis of pancreatic carcinoma: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. August 7th 2013; 19(29): 4808-17. Full Text Link.

Abdelgawwad, MS. Alston, E. Eltoum, IA. (2013). The frequency and cancer risk associated with the atypical cytologic diagnostic category in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration specimens of solid pancreatic lesions: a meta-analysis and argument for a Bethesda system for reporting cytopathology of the pancreas. Cancer Cytopathology. July 23rd 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Xu, J.H. Fu, J.J. Wang, X.L. [et al]. (2013). Hepatitis B or C viral infection and risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. World Journal of Gastroenterology. July 14th 2013; 19(26): 4234-41. Full Text Link.

Cui, X.J. He, Q. Zhang, J.M. [et al]. (2013). High-dose aspirin consumption contributes to decreased risk for pancreatic cancer in a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pancreas. November 20th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Drymousis, P. Pai, M. Spalding, D. [et al]. (2013). Is octreotide beneficial in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy? Best evidence topic (BET). International Journal of Surgery. 2013; 11(9): 779-82

Boffetta, P. (2013). Lack of association between occupational exposure to diesel exhaust and risk of pancreatic cancer: a systematic evaluation of available data. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. July 13th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Drymousis, P. Raptis, D.A. Spalding, D. [et al]. (2013). Laparoscopic versus open pancreas resection for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HPB. November 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Festa, V. Andriulli, A. Valvano, M.R. [et al]. (2013). Neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: a meta-analytical evaluation of prospective studies. JOP. November 10th 2013; 14(6): 618-25. Full Text Link.

Hackert, T. Buchler, M.W. (2013). Pancreatic cancer: advances in treatment, results and limitations. Digestive Diseases. 2013; 31(1): 51-6.

Gurzu, S. Ciortea, D. Ember, I. [et al]. (2013). The possible role of Mena protein and its splicing-derived variants in embryogenesis, carcinogenesis, and tumor invasion: a systematic review of the literature. Biomedical Research International. 2013; 365192. Epub July 14th 2013. Full Text Link.

Molino, C. Mocerino, C. Braucci, A. [et al]. (2014). Pancreatic solitary and synchronous metastasis from breast cancer: a case report and systematic review of controversies in diagnosis and treatment. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, January 5th 2014, 12(1), 2. Full Text Link.

Han, L. Chen, W. [and] Zhao, Q. (2013). Prognostic value of circulating tumor cells in patients with pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis. Tumour Biology. November 12th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Forssell, H. Wester, M. Akesson, K. [et al] (2013). A proposed model for prediction of survival based on a follow-up study in unresectable pancreatic cancer. BMJ Open. December 17th 2013; 3(12): e004064. Full Text Link.

A Chau, Z. West, JK. Zhou, Z. [et al] (2013). Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: a real-world comparison. HPB. November 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Glazer, E.S. Amini, A. Jie, T. [et al]. (2013). Recognition of complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer determines inpatient mortality. JOP. November 10th 2013; 14(6): 626-31. Full Text Link.

Ngamruengphong, S. Xu, C. Woodward, TA. [et al]. (2014). Risk of gastric or peritoneal recurrence, and long-term outcomes, following pancreatic cancer resection with preoperative endosonographically guided fine needle aspiration. Endoscopy. August 2013; 45(8): 619-26.

Anota, A. Hamidou, Z. Paget-Bailly, S. [et al] (2013). Time to health-related quality of life score deterioration as a modality of longitudinal analysis for health-related quality of life studies in oncology: do we need RECIST for quality of life to achieve standardization? Quality of Life Research. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Gupta, A. Duque, M. Saif, M.W. (2013). Treatment of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas. JOP. July 10th 2013; 14(4): 381-3. Full Text Link.

Pancreatitis

Fan, H. Zhao, Y. Song, F.C. (2013). Acute pancreatitis associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: clinical analysis of 12 cases. Renal Failure. November 2013; 35(10): 1330-3.

Tenner S, Baillie J, DeWitt J, Vege SS; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). American College of Gastroenterology guideline: management of acute pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology . September 2013; 108(9):1400-15; 1416. Full Text Link.

Mayerle, J. Hoffmeister, A. Werner, J. [et al]. (2013). Chronic pancreatitis: definition, etiology, investigation and treatment. Deutsches Arzteblatt International. May 2013; 110(22): 387-93. Full Text Link.

Ding, J. Jin, X. Pan, Y. [et al]. (2013). Glyceryl trinitrate for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis and improve the rate of cannulation: a meta-analysis of prospective, randomized, controlled trials. PLoS One. October 1st 2013; 8(10): e75645. Full Text Link.

Working Group IAP/APA Acute Pancreatitis Guidelines. IAP/APA evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis. Pancreatology. July - August 2013; 13(4) Supplement 2: e1-15.

Das, S.L. Singh, P.P. Phillips, A.R. [et al]. (2013). Newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus after acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gut. August 8th 2013. Full Text Link.

Basurto Ona, X. Rigau Comas, D. Urrútia, G. (2013). Opioids for acute pancreatitis pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). July 26th 2013; Issue 7: No. CD009179. Full Text Link.

Armstrong, JA. Cash, N. Soares, PM. [et al] (2013). Oxidative stress in acute pancreatitis: lost in translation? Free Radical Research. November 2013; 47(11): 917-33.

Akshintala, VS. Hutfless, SM. Colantuoni, E. [et al] (2013). Systematic review with network meta-analysis: pharmacological prophylaxis against post-ERCP pancreatitis. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. December 2013; 38(11-12): 1325-37. Full Text Link.

D'Haese, J.G. Ceyhan, G.O. Demir, I.E. [et al]. (2013). Treatment options in painful chronic pancreatitis: a systematic review. HPB (Oxford). August 29th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Sutcliffe, P. Connock, M. Gurung, T. [et al]. (2013). Aspirin in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: a systematic review of the balance of evidence from reviews of randomized trials. PloS One, December 5th 2013, 8(12), e81970. Full Text Link.

Huy, N.T. Van Giang, T. Thuy, D.H. [et al]. (2013). Factors associated with dengue shock syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. September 26th 2013; 7(9): e2412. Full Text Link.

Holster, I.L. Valkhoff, V.E. Kuipers, E.J. [et al]. (2013). [New oral anticoagulants increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis]. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 2013; 157(44): A6500. Dutch.

Wang, J. Bao, Y.X. Bai, M. [et al]. (2013). Restrictive vs liberal transfusion for upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 28th 2013; 19(40): 6919-27. Full Text Link.

Sami, S.S. Al-Araji, S.A. Ragunath, K. (2014). Review article: gastrointestinal angiodysplasia: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. January 2014; 39(1): 15-34. Full Text Link.

Al Dhahab, H. McNabb-Baltar, J. Al-Taweel, T. [et al] (2013). State-of-the-art management of acute bleeding peptic ulcer disease. Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. September - October 2013; 19(5): 195-204. Full Text Link.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Li, J.F. Lai, D.D. Ni, B. [et al]. (2013). Comparison of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity or type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Canadian Journal of Surgery. December 2013; 56(6): E158-64. Full Text Link.

Hamilton, E. Ravikumar, R. Bartlett, D. [et al]; West Midlands Research Collaborative.(2013). Dexamethasone reduces emesis after major gastrointestinal surgery (DREAMS). Trials. August 12th 2013; 14(1): 249. Full Text Link.

Rohde, U. Hedback, N. Gluud, L.L. [et al]. (2013). Effect of the EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner on obesity and type 2 diabetes: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies. BMJ Open. September 13th 2013; 3(9): e003417. Full Text Link.

Ding, J. Xia, Y. Liao, G.Q. [et al]. (2013). Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colorectal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Surgery. October 10th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Pinkney, T.D. Calvert, M. Bartlett, D.C. [et al]; West Midlands Research Collaborative and the ROSSINI Trial Investigators. (2013). Impact of wound edge protection devices on surgical site infection after laparotomy: multicentre randomised controlled trial (ROSSINI Trial). BMJ, 347, f4305. Full Text Link.

Wei, M.T. He, Y.Z. Deng, X.B. [et al]. (2013). Is Dor fundoplication optimum after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia? A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, November 21st 2013, 19(43), 7804-7812. Full Text Link.

Wei, M. He, Y. Wang, J. [et al]. (2014). Laparoscopic versus open hepatectomy with or without synchronous colectomy for colorectal liver metastasis: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. January 29th 2014; 9(1): e87461. Full Text Link.

Xiong, J.J. Nunes, Q.M. Huang, W. [et al]. (2013). Laparoscopic vs open total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. November 28th 2013; 19(44): 8114-32. Full Text Link.

de Steur, W.O. Dikken, J.L. Hartgrink, H.H. (2013). Lymph node dissection in resectable advanced gastric cancer. Digestive Surgery. 2013; 30(2): 96-103. Full Text Link.

Wang, Q. He, X.R. Tian, J.H. [et al]. (2013). Pancreatic duct stents at pancreaticoduodenectomy: a meta-analysis. Digestive Surgery. November 6th 2013; 30(4-6): 415-424. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Li, P. Chen, Z.H. Li, Q.G. [et al]. (2013). Safety and efficacy of single-incision laparoscopic surgery for appendectomies: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. July  7th 2013; 19(25): 4072-82. Full Text Link.

Abis, GS. Stockmann, HB. van Egmond, M. [et al] (2013). Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in gastrointestinal surgery: useful in infection prevention? A systematic review. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. December 2013; 17(12): 2172-8.

Soreide, K. Thorsen, K. [and] Soreide, J.A. (2014). Strategies to improve the outcome of emergency surgery for perforated peptic ulcer. British Journal of Surgery, 101(1), e51-64. Full Text Link.

Yang, Z. Wu, Q. Wang, F. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials and prospective studies comparing covered and bare self-expandable metal stents for the treatment of malignant obstruction in the digestive tract. International Journal of Medical Sciences. April 27th 2013; 10(7): 825-35. Full Text Link.

Hyun, M.H. Lee, C.H. Kim, H.J. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review and meta-analysis of robotic surgery compared with conventional laparoscopic and open resections for gastric carcinoma. British Journal of Surgery . November 2013; 100(12): 1566-78.

Markar, S.R. Arya, S. Karthikesalingam, A. [et al]. (2013). Technical factors that affect anastomotic integrity following esophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology. December 2013; 20(13): 4274-81.

Lower G.I. (General)

Mooney, PD. Hadjivassiliou, M. Sanders, DS. (2014). Coeliac disease. BMJ, March 3rd 2014; 348, g1561. Full Text Link.

Burke, KE. Lamont, JT. (2013). Fecal transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. August 2013; 61(8): 1394-8.

Fecal microbiota transplantation for treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Managed Care. June 2013; 22(6): 18-9.

Hirst, N. Tiernan, J. Millner, P. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review of methods to predict and detect anastomotic leakage in colorectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. August 31st 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Hungin, A.P. Mulligan, C. Pot, B. [et al]; European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. (2013). Systematic review: probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical practice: an evidence-based international guide. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. October 2013; 38(8): 864-86. Full Text Link.

Eriksen, T.F. Lassen, C.B. [and] Gogenur, I. (2013). Treatment with corticosteroids and the risk of anastomotic leakage following lower gastrointestinal surgery: a literature survey. Colorectal Disease. November 12th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Colorectal Cancer

Tabernero, J. Van Cutsem, E. Lakomý, R. [et al]. (2014). Aflibercept versus placebo in combination with fluorouracil, leucovorin and irinotecan in the treatment of previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer: prespecified subgroup analyses from the VELOUR trial. European Journal of Cancer. January 2014; 50(2): 320-31.

Van Cutsem, E. Tabernero, J. Lakomy, R. [et al] (2012). Addition of aflibercept to fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan improves survival in a phase III randomized trial in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer previously treated with an oxaliplatin-based regimen. Journal of Clinical Oncology. October 1st 2012; 30(28): 3499-506.

Rui, Y.Y. Zhang, D. Zhou, Z.G. [et al]. (2013). Can K-ras gene mutation be utilized as prognostic biomarker for colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy? a meta-analysis and systematic review. PLoS One. October 21st 2013; 8(10): e77901. Full Text Link.

Chen, L. Li, L. Wang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Circulating C-peptide level is a predictive factor for colorectal neoplasia: evidence from the meta-analysis of prospective studies. Cancer Causes and Control. October 2013; 24(10): 1837-47.

Lieberman, D.A.; American Gastroenterological Association (2014). Colon polyp surveillance: clinical decision tool. Gastroenterology. January 2014; 146(1): 305-6.

Brenner, H. Kloor, M. Pox, CP. (2013). Colorectal cancer. Lancet. November 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Leddin, D. Enns, R. Hilsden, R. [et al]. (2013). Colorectal cancer surveillance after index colonoscopy: guidance from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, 27(4), 224-228.

Wang, J. Guo, X. Zhang, J. [et al]. (2013). Cyclooxygenase-2 polymorphisms and susceptibility to colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis. Yonsei Medical Journal. November 2013; 54(6): 1353-61. Full Text Link.

Ben, Q. Sun, Y. Chai, R. [et al] (2013). Dietary fiber intake reduces risk for colorectal adenoma: a meta-analysis. Gastroenterology. November 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhou, Z.Y. Wan, X.Y. [and] Cao, J.W. (2013). Dietary methionine intake and risk of incident colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of 8 prospective studies involving 431,029 participants. PloS One, 8(12), e83588. Full Text Link.

Li, P. Fang, F. Cai, J.X. [et al]. (2013). Fast-track rehabilitation vs conventional care in laparoscopic colorectal resection for colorectal malignancy: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, December 21st 2013, 19(47), 9119-9126. Full Text Link.

Meyerhardt, JA. Mangu, PB. Flynn, PJ. [et al]; American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013). Follow-up care, surveillance protocol, and secondary prevention measures for survivors of colorectal cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline endorsement. Journal of Clinical Oncology. December 10th 2013; 31(35): 4465-70. Full Text Link.

Hu, J.J. Wang, Z.T. Zhong, J. (2013). Lack of association between the interleukin 6 gene -174G>C polymorphism and colorectal cancer: evidence from a meta-analysis. Genetics and Molecular Research. July 8th 2013; 12(3): 2205-14.

Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Fu, L. [et al]. (2013). Legume consumption and colorectal adenoma risk: a meta-analysis of observational studies. PLoS One. June 24th 2013; 8(6): e67335. Full Text Link.

Nishihara, R. Wu, K. Lochhead, P. [et al]. (2013). Long-term colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality after lower endoscopy. The New England Journal of Medicine. September 19th 2013; 369(12): 1095-105.

Shaukat, A. Mongin, SJ. Geisser, MS. [et al]. (2013). Long-term mortality after screening for colorectal cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine. September 19th 2013; 369(12): 1106-14.

Ye, C. Wang, J. Tan, S. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of adiponectin polymorphisms and colorectal cancer risk. International Journal of Medical Sciences. July 4th 2013; 10(9): 1113-20. Full Text Link.

Guo, X.F. Wang, J. Yu, S.J. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of the ADH1B and ALDH2 polymorphisms and the risk of colorectal cancer in East Asians. Internal Medicine, 52(24), 2693-2699. Full Text Link.

Dong, Y.Y. Li, Y.Q. Yu, Y.B. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of confocal laser endomicroscopy for the detection of colorectal neoplasia. Colorectal Disease. September 2013; 15(9): e488-95.

Picelli, S. Lorenzo Bermejo, J. Chang-Claude, J. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of mismatch repair polymorphisms within the cogent consortium for colorectal cancer susceptibility. PLoS One. September 6th 2013; 8(9): e72091. Full Text Link.

Chen, J. Wang, D.R. Zhang, J.R. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of temporary ileostomy versus colostomy for colorectal anastomoses. Acta Chirurgica Belgica. September - October 2013; 113(5): 330-9.

Monson, J.R. Weiser, M.R. Buie, W.D. [et al]. (2013). Practice parameters for the management of rectal cancer (revised). Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 56(5), 535-550.

Huang, X. Lv, B. Zhang, S. [et al]. (2013). Preoperative colonic stents versus emergency surgery for acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction: a meta-analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. October 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Barrow, P. Khan, M. Lalloo, F. Bianchi, V. Spitale, A. Ortelli, L. [et al]; QC3 CRC Working Group. (2013). Quality indicators of clinical cancer care (QC3) in colorectal cancer. BMJ Open. July 17th 2013; 3(7). Full Text Link.

Crona, D.J. Keisler, M.D. Walko, C.M. (2013). Regorafenib: a novel multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor for colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. November 1st 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Dai, F. Shu, L. Bian, Y. [et al]. (2013). Safety of bevacizumab in treating metastatic colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized clinical trials. Clinical Drug Investigation. November 2013; 33(11): 779-88.

Barrow, P. Khan, M. Lalloo, F. [et al]. (2013). Systematic review of the impact of registration and screening on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in familial adenomatous polyposis and Lynch syndrome. British Journal of Surgery. December 2013; 100(13): 1719-31.

Anorectal Disorders

Grandel, M. Hetzer, F.H. (2013). [Evidence-based treatment of hemorrhoidal disease]. Therapeutische Umschau. July 2013; 70(7): 373-82. [Article in German].

Bosset, JF. Calais, G. Mineur, L. [et al]; EORTC Radiation Oncology Group (2014). Fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemotherapy after preoperative chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer: long-term results of the EORTC 22921 randomised study. Lancet Oncology. February 2014; 15(2): 184-90.

Bharucha AE, Rao SS. An update on anorectal disorders for gastroenterologists. Gastroenterology. November 6th 2013.

Gastrointestinal Diseases (General)

Rubio-Tapia, A. Hill, I.D. Kelly, C.P. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). ACG clinical guidelines: diagnosis and management of celiac disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. May 2013; 108(5): 656-76; quiz 677. Full Text Link.

Kunz, P.L. Reidy-Lagunes, D. Anthony, L.B. [et al]; North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. (2013). Consensus guidelines for the management and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. Pancreas. May 2013; 42(4): 557-77.

Salvi, P.F. Lorenzon, L. Caterino, S. [et al]. (2013). Gastrointestinal stromal tumors associated with neurofibromatosis 1: a single centre experience and systematic review of the literature including 252 cases. International Journal of Surgical Oncology, December 9th 2013, 398570. Full Text Link.

Surawicz, CM. Brandt, LJ. Binion, DG. [et al] (2013). Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infections. American Journal of Gastroenterology. April 2013; 108(4): 478-98; quiz 499. Full Text Link.

Pedroto, I. Amaro, P. Romãozinho, JM. (2013). Health systems organization for emergency care. Best Practice and Research. Clinical Gastroenterology. October 2013; 27(5): 819-27. Review.

Zhang, X. Zhang, Y. Gu, D. [et al]. (2013). Increased risk of developing digestive tract cancer in subjects carrying the PLCE1 rs2274223 A>G polymorphism: evidence from a meta-analysis. PLoS One. October 7th 2013; 8(10): e76425. Full Text Link.

Zhi, X. Zhou, X. Wang, W. [et al]. (2013). Practical role of mutation analysis for imatinib treatment in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. November 4th 2013; 8(11): e79275. Full Text Link.

Ni, C. Zhang, Z. Zhu, X. [et al]. (2013). Prognostic value of CD166 expression in cancers of the digestive system: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. August 5th 2013; 8(8): e70958. Full Text Link.

Wu, L.L. Yang, Y.S. Dou, Y. [et al]. (2013). A systematic analysis of pneumatosis cystoids intestinalis. World Journal of Gastroenterology . August 14th 2013; 19(30): 4973-8. Full Text Link.

Freedman, S.B. Ali, S. Oleszczuk, M. [et al]. (2013). Treatment of acute gastroenteritis in children: an overview of systematic reviews of interventions commonly used in developed countries. Evidence-Based Child Health. July 2013; 8(4): 1123-37.

Hu, Y. Zhou, M. Li, K. [et al]. (2013). Two DNA repair gene polymorphisms on the risk of gastrointestinal cancers: a meta-analysis. Tumour Biology. November 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Ahl, A. Mikocka-Walus, A. Gordon, A. (2013). Are self-administered or minimal therapist contact psychotherapies an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): a systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. August 2013; 75(2): 113-20.

Qin, S.Y. Jiang, H.X. Lu, D.H. [et al]. (2013). Association of interleukin-10 polymorphisms with risk of irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 28th 2013; 19(48): 9472-9480. Review. Full Text Link.

Gasparetto, M. [and] Guariso, G. (2013). Highlights in IBD epidemiology and its natural history in the Paediatric Age. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, December 23rd 2013, 829040. Full Text Link.

Park, J.W. Lee, B.H. Lee, H. (2013). Moxibustion in the management of irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. October 2nd 2013; 13: 247. Full Text Link.

de Bortoli, N. Martinucci, I. Bellini, M. [et al]. (2013). Overlap of functional heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease with irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology. September 21st 2013; 19(35): 5787-97. Review. Full Text Link.

Lacy, B.E. Lembo, A.J. Macdougall, J.E. [et al]. (2013). Responders vs. clinical response: a critical analysis of data from linaclotide phase 3 clinical trials in IBS-C. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. December 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Zhang, Z.F. Duan, Z.J. Wang, L.X. [et al]. (2014). The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis of 25 studies. BMC Gastroenterology, February 10th 2014, 14(1), 23. Full Text Link.

Hungin, A.P. Mulligan, C. Pot, B. [et al]; European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. (2013). Systematic review: probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical practice: an evidence-based international guide. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. October 2013; 38(8): 864-86. Full Text Link.

Huertas-Ceballos, A.A. Logan, S. Bennett, C. [et al]. (2014). Withdrawn: Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 17th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003019. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Huertas-Ceballos, A.A. Logan, S. Bennett, C. [et al]. (2014). Withdrawn: Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 17th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003017. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Huertas-Ceballos, A.A. Logan, S. Bennett, C. [et al]. (2014). Withdrawn: Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. February 17th 2014; Issue 2: No. CD003014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Da, W. Zhu, J. Wang, L. [et al]. (2013). Adalimumab for Crohn's disease after infliximab treatment failure: a systematic review. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. August 2013; 25(8): 885-91.

Bewtra, M. Johnson, F.R. (2013). Assessing patient preferences for treatment options and process of care in inflammatory bowel disease: a critical review of quantitative data. Patient. December 2013; 6(4): 241-55.

Zhang, J.X. He, J.H. Wang, J. [et al]. (2013). Associations between PTPN2 polymorphisms and susceptibility to ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis. Inflammation Research. October 15th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Bamias, G. Goukos, D. Laoudi, E. [et al] (2013). Comparative study of candidate housekeeping genes for quantification of target gene messenger RNA expression by real-time PCR in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. December 2013; 19(13): 2840-7.

Nguyen, G.C. Bernstein, C.N. Bitton, A. [et al]. (2014). Consensus statements on the risk, prevention, and treatment of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease: Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology. January 22nd 2014.

Ruemmele, F.M. [and] Turner, D. (2013). Differences in the management of pediatric and adult onset ulcerative colitis: lessons from the joint ECCO and ESPGHAN consensus guidelines for the management of pediatric ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohns and Colitis. January 2014; 8(1): 1-4.

El-Hussuna, A. Krag, A. Olaison, G. [et al]. (2013). The effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha agents on postoperative anastomotic complications in Crohn's disease: a systematic review. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. December 2013; 56(12):1423-33.

Garg, S.K. Croft, A.M. [and] Bager, P. (2014). Helminth therapy (worms) for induction of remission in inflammatory bowel disease. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. January 20th 2014; Issue 1: No. CD009400. Full Text Link.

Ruel, J. Ruane, D. Mehandru, S. [et al]. (2014). IBD across the age spectrum: is it the same disease? Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. February 2014; 11(2): 88-98. doi: Full Text Link.

Panes, J. Bouhnik, Y. Reinisch, W. [et al]. (2013). Imaging techniques for assessment of inflammatory bowel disease: joint ECCO and ESGAR evidence-based consensus guidelines. Journal of Crohns and Colitis, August 7th 2013, 7(7), 556-585. Full Text Link.

Feakins, R.M.; British Society of Gastroenterology (2013). Inflammatory bowel disease biopsies: updated British Society of Gastroenterology reporting guidelines. Journal of Clinical Pathology. December 2013; 66(12): 1005-26. Full Text Link.

Coskun, M. Salem, M. Pedersen, J. [et al]. (2013). Involvement of JAK/STAT signaling in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Pharmacological Research. October 2013; 76: 1-8. doi:

Fidder, H.H. Singendonk, M.M. van der Have, M. [et al]. (2013). Low rates of adherence for tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors in Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis: results of a systematic review. World Journal of Gastroenterology. July 21st 2013; 19(27): 4344-50. Full Text Link.

Hao, N.B. He, Y.F. Luo, G. [et al]. (2013). Macrophage migration inhibitory factor polymorphism and the risk of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease in Asian and European populations: a meta-analysis. BMJ Open. December 23rd 2013; 3(12): e003729. Full Text Link.

Mozaffari, S. Nikfar, S. Abdolghaffari, AH. [et al]. (2014). New biologic therapeutics for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy. February 6th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Khalili, H. Ananthakrishnan, AN. Konijeti, GG. [et al]. (2013). Physical activity and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: prospective study from the Nurses' Health Study cohorts. BMJ. November 14th 2013; 347: f6633. Full Text Link.

Frolkis, A.D. Dykeman, J. Negron, M.E. [et al]. (2013). Risk of surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases has decreased over time: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies. Gastroenterology. November 2013; 145(5): 996-1006.

Nielsen, O.H. Loftus, E.V., Jr. Jess, T. (2013). Safety of TNF-α inhibitors during IBD pregnancy: a systematic review. BMC Medicine. July 31st 2013; 11: 174. Full Text Link.

Farrell, K.E. Keely, S. B, A.G. [et al]. (2013). A systematic review of the evidence for central nervous system plasticity in animal models of inflammatory-mediated gastrointestinal pain. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Agarwal, A. Andrews, JM. (2013). Systematic review: IBD-associated pyoderma gangrenosum in the biologic era, the response to therapy. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. September 2013; 38(6): 563-72.

Gisbert, J.P. Chaparro, M. (2014). Systematic review with meta-analysis: inflammatory bowel disease in the elderly. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. March 2014; 39(5): 459-77. Full Text Link.

Stidham, R.W. Lee, T.C. Higgins, P.D. [et al]. (2014). Systematic review with network meta-analysis: the efficacy of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. February 9th 2014. Full Text Link.

Fumery, M. Xiaocang, C. Dauchet, L. [et al]. (2013). Thromboembolic events and cardiovascular mortality in inflammatory bowel diseases: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis. October 29th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Lv, R. Qiao, W. Wu, Z. [et al]. (2014). Tumor necrosis factor alpha blocking agents as treatment for ulcerative colitis intolerant or refractory to conventional medical therapy: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. January 2014; 9(1): e86692. Full Text Link.

Selvaraj, S.A. Chairez, E. Wilson, L.M. [et al]. (2013). Use of case reports and the Adverse Event Reporting System in systematic reviews: overcoming barriers to assess the link between Crohn's disease medications and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. Systematic Reviews. July 5th 2013; 2: 53. Full Text Link.

Feagan, BG. Rutgeerts, P. Sands, BE. [et al]; GEMINI 1 Study Group (2013). Vedolizumab as induction and maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis. The New England Journal of Medicine. August 22nd 2013; 369(8): 699-710.

Diarrhoea and Constipation

Ajene, AN. Fischer Walker, CL. Black, RE. (2013). Enteric pathogens and reactive arthritis: a systematic review of Campylobacter, salmonella and Shigella-associated reactive arthritis. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. September 2013; 31(3): 299-307. Full Text Link.

Thayalasekeran, S. Ali, H. Tsai, H.H. (2013). Novel therapies for constipation. World Journal of Gastroenterology. December 7th 2013; 19(45): 8247-51. Full Text Link.

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

Li, J.F. Lai, D.D. Ni, B. [et al]. (2013). Comparison of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity or type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Canadian Journal of Surgery. December 2013; 56(6): E158-64. Full Text Link.

Rohde, U. Hedback, N. Gluud, L.L. [et al]. (2013). Effect of the EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner on obesity and type 2 diabetes: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies. BMJ Open. September 13th 2013; 3(9): e003417. Full Text Link.

Huttunen, R. Karppelin, M. [and] Syrjanen, J. (2013). Obesity and nosocomial infections. Journal of Hospital Infection. September 2013; 85(1): 8-16.

Cohen, N.D. Audehm, R. Pretorius, E. [et al]. (2013). The rationale for combining GLP-1 receptor agonists with basal insulin. Medical Journal of Australia. August 19th 2013; 199(4): 246-9. Review. Full Text Link.

Nutrition / Feeding

Cohen, S. Mandel, D. Mimouni, F.B. [et al]. (2014). Conclusiveness of the Cochrane Reviews in Nutrition: a systematic analysis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. February 2014; 68(2): 143-5. Full Text Link.

Threapleton, DE. Greenwood, DC. Evans, CE. [et al] (2013). Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. December 19th 2013; 347: f6879. Full Text Link.

Ben, Q. Sun, Y. Chai, R. [et al] (2013). Dietary fiber intake reduces risk for colorectal adenoma: a meta-analysis. Gastroenterology. November 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Basuki, F. Hadiati, DR. Turner, T. [et al] (2013). Dilute versus full strength formula in exclusively formula-fed preterm or low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). November 5th 2013; Issue 11: No. CD007263. Full Text Link.

Zhuang, C.L. Ye, X.Z. Zhang, C.J. [et al]. (2013). Early versus traditional postoperative oral feeding in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Digestive Surgery. 2013; 30(3): 225-32. Full Text Link.

Fanaro, S. (2013). Feeding intolerance in the preterm infant. Early Human Development. October 2013; 89 Supplement 2: S13-20.

Bjelakovic, G. Nikolova, D. Gluud, C. (2013). Meta-regression analyses, meta-analyses, and trial sequential analyses of the effects of supplementation with Beta-carotene, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E singly or in different combinations on all-cause mortality: do we have evidence for lack of harm? PLoS One. September 6th 2013; 8(9): e74558. Full Text Link.

Henson, C.C. Burden, S. Davidson, S.E. [et al]. (2013). Nutritional interventions for reducing gastrointestinal toxicity in adults undergoing radical pelvic radiotherapy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). November 26th 2013; Issue 11: No. CD009896. Full Text Link.

Wang, S. Ma, L. Zhuang, Y. [et al]. (2013). Screening and risk factors of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in critically ill adult patients receiving enteral nutrition. Critical Care. August 7th 2013; 17(4): R171. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Probiotics

Ma, Y.Y. Li, L. Yu, C.H. [et al]. (2013). Effects of probiotics on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 28th 2013; 19(40): 6911-8. Full Text Link.

Miller, L.E. Ouwehand, A.C. (2013). Probiotic supplementation decreases intestinal transit time: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Journal of Gastroenterology. August 7th 2013; 19(29): 4718-25. Full Text Link.

Bertazzoni, E. Donelli, G. Midtvedt, T. [et al] (2013). Probiotics and clinical effects: is the number what counts? Journal of Chemotherapy. August 2013; 25(4): 193-212. Review.

Endoscopy

Donepudi, S. Chavalitdhamrong, D. Pu, L. [et al]. (2013). Air embolism complicating gastrointestinal endoscopy: a systematic review. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. August 16th 2013; 5(8): 359-65. Full Text Link.

Puli, S.R. Kalva, N. Bechtold, M.L. [et al]. (2013). Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a systematic review and meta analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. June 21st 2013; 19(23): 3678-84. Full Text Link.

Parikh, D.A. Mittal, M. Leung, F.W. [et al]. (2013). Efficacy of single balloon enteroscopy: a 2 year Veterans Affairs medical center experience with a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology, October 2013, 3(4), 116-121. Full Text Link.

Lekharaju, V. P. K. Iqbal, J. Noorullah, O. [et al] (2013). Emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in critically ill patients is a safe and effective procedure. Frontline Gastroenterology, 2013, 4(2), 138-142. Full Text Link.

Li, X. Xu, W. Shi, J. [et al]. (2013). Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for differentiating between pancreatic adenocarcinoma and inflammatory masses: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. October 7th 2013; 19(37): 6284-91. Full Text Link.

Menon, S. (2014). ERCP in cholangitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. February 2014; 79(2): 359.

Hope, W.W. Richardson, W. Fanelli, R. [et al]. (2013). How do SAGES members rate its guidelines? Surgical Endoscopy. November 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Debenedet, A.T. Elmunzer, B.J. McCarthy, S.T. [et al]. (2013). Intraprocedural quality in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. November 2013; 108(11): 1696-704.

Chen, Y. Duan, Y.T. Xie, Q. [et al]. (2013). Magnetic endoscopic imaging vs standard colonoscopy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Journal of Gastroenterology. November 7th 2013; 19(41): 7197-204. Full Text Link.

Gavin, D. R. Valori, R. M. Anderson, J. T. (2013). The national colonoscopy audit: a nationwide assessment of the quality and safety of colonoscopy in the UK. Gut, 62(2), 242-249. Full Text Link.

Liu, L. Chiu, P.W. Reddy, N. [et al]; APNOTES Working Group. (2013). Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) for clinical management of intra-abdominal diseases. Digestive Endoscopy. November 2013; 25(6): 565-77. Full Text Link.

Gupta, S. Miskovic, D. Bhandari, P. [et al] (2013). A novel method for determining the difficulty of colonoscopic polypectomy. Frontline Gastroenterology. June 1st 2013; 4(4): 244-248. Full Text Link.

Imaging

Qumseya, BJ. Wang, H. Badie, N. [et al]. (2013). Advanced imaging technologies increase detection of dysplasia and neoplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology . December 2013; 11(12): 1562-70.

Allen, VB. Gurusamy, KS. Takwoingi, Y. [et al] (2013). Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). November 25th 2013; Issue 11: No. CD009323. Full Text Link.

Awai, HI. Newton, KP. Sirlin, CB. [et al] (2013). Evidence and recommendations for imaging liver fat in children, based upon systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. September 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Bodet-Milin, C. Lacombe, M. Malard, F. [et al] 18F-FDG PET/CT for the assessment of gastrointestinal GVHD: results of a pilot study. Bone Marrow Transplant. September 30th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Wang, Z. Chen, J.Q. Liu, J.L. [et al]. (2013). FDG-PET in diagnosis, staging and prognosis of pancreatic carcinoma: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology. August 7th 2013; 19(29): 4808-17. Full Text Link.

Hahn, R.T. Abraham, T. Adams, M.S. [et al]. (2013). Guidelines for performing a comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. September 2013; 26(9): 921-64.

Panes, J. Bouhnik, Y. Reinisch, W. [et al]. (2013). Imaging techniques for assessment of inflammatory bowel disease: joint ECCO and ESGAR evidence-based consensus guidelines. Journal of Crohns and Colitis, August 7th 2013, 7(7), 556-585. Full Text Link.

Jones, M.J. Buchanan, A.S. Neal, C.P. [et al]. (2013). Imaging of indeterminate pancreatic cystic lesions: a systematic review. Pancreatology. July - August 2013; 13(4): 436-42. Full Text Link.

Alvarez-Sánchez, MV. Jenssen, C. Faiss, S. [et al] (2013). Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography: an overview of safety and complications. Surgical Endoscopy. November 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen, Y. Duan, Y.T. Xie, Q. [et al]. (2013). Magnetic endoscopic imaging vs standard colonoscopy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Journal of Gastroenterology. November 7th 2013; 19(41): 7197-204. Full Text Link.

Barrett, T. Upponi, S. Benaglia, T. [et al] (2013). Multidetector CT findings in patients with mesenteric ischaemia following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. British Journal of Radiology. October 2013; 86(1030): 20130277.

Al-Hawary, M.M. Francis, I.R. Chari, S.T. [et al]. (2014). Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma radiology reporting template: consensus statement of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the American Pancreatic Association. Gastroenterology, January 2014, 146(1), 291-304 e291.

Miscellaneous

Andreyev, HJ. Benton, BE. Lalji, A. [et al] (2013). Algorithm-based management of patients with gastrointestinal symptoms in patients after pelvic radiation treatment (ORBIT): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. December 21st 2013; 382(9910): 2084-92.

Batts, KP. Ketover, S. Kakar, S. [et al] Appropriate use of special stains for identifying Helicobacter pylori: recommendations from the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. November 2013; 37(11): e12-22.

Huebner, J. Follmann, M. (2013). Complementary medicine in guidelines of the German Guideline Program in Oncology: comparison of the evidence base between complementary and conventional therapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. September 2013; 139(9): 1481-8. doi: 10.1007/s00432-013-1464-7. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 23817695.

Aprile, G. Bonotto, M. Ongaro, E. [et al] (2013). Critical Appraisal of Ramucirumab (IMC-1121B) for Cancer Treatment: From Benchside to Clinical Use. Drugs. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Hubbard, G. Brown, A. Campbell, A. [et al] (2014). Do health behaviours change after colonoscopy? A prospective cohort study on diet, alcohol, physical activity and smoking among patients and their partners. BMJ Open. January 14th 2014; 4(1): e003706. Full Text Link.

Cho, S.K. Lu, Y. Lee, D.H. (2013). Dysphagia following anterior cervical spinal surgery: a systematic review. Bone and Joint Journal. July 2013; 95-B(7): 868-73.

Hsu, Y.Y. Hung, H.Y. Chang, S.C. [et al]. (2013). Early oral intake and gastrointestinal function after cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology. June 2013; 121(6): 1327-34. Review.

Wang, J. Xiong, X. [and] Feng, B. (2013). Effect of Crataegus usage in cardiovascular disease prevention: an evidence-based approach. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 29th 2013, 149363.  Full Text Link.

Mushref, M.A. [and] Srinivasan, S. (2013). Effect of high fat-diet and obesity on gastrointestinal motility. Annals of Translational Medicine, 1(2), 14. Full Text Link.

Zhang, G. Zou, J. Liu, F. [et al]. (2013). The efficacy of moxifloxacin-based triple therapy in treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. July 2013; 46(7): 607-13. Full Text Link.

Alfaleh, K. Anabrees, J. (2013). Efficacy and safety of probiotics in preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. January 1st 2013; 6(1): 1-9.

Ajene, A.N. Fischer Walker, C.L. [and] Black, R.E. (2013). Enteric pathogens and reactive arthritis: a systematic review of Campylobacter, salmonella and Shigella-associated reactive arthritis. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 31(3), 299-307. Full Text Link.

Huy, N.T. Van Giang, T. Thuy, D.H. [et al]. (2013). Factors associated with dengue shock syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. September 26th 2013; 7(9): e2412. Full Text Link.

Ransom, D. Wilson, K. Fournier, M. [et al] (2014). Final results of Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group ARCTIC study: an audit of raltitrexed for patients with cardiac toxicity induced by fluoropyrimidines. Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. January 2014; 25(1): 117-21.

Qi, X. Yang, M. Ren, W. [et al]. (2013). Find duplicates among the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library Databases in systematic review. PLoS One. August 20th 2013; 8(8): e71838. Full Text Link.

Gatta, L. Vakil, N. Vaira, D. [et al]. (2013). Global eradication rates for Helicobacter pylori infection: systematic review and meta-analysis of sequential therapy. BMJ. August 7th 2013; 347: f4587. Full Text Link.

Fares, A. (2013). Global patterns of seasonal variation in gastrointestinal diseases. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. July - September 2013; 59(3): 203-7. Full Text Link.

Austin, P. Henderson, S. Power, I. [et al] (2013). An international Delphi study to assess the need for multiaxial criteria in diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. August 2013; 75(2): 128-34.

Prendergast, S. Mattishent, K. Broughton, T. [et al]. (2013). Is gastroenterology research in decline? A comparison of abstract publication rates from The British Society of Gastroenterology meetings between 1995 and 2005. F1000Res, February 22nd 2014, 2, 59. Full Text Link.

Venerito, M. Krieger, T. Ecker, T. [et al]. (2013). Meta-analysis of bismuth quadruple therapy versus clarithromycin triple therapy for empiric primary treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Digestion. 2013; 88(1): 33-45. Full Text Link.

Franciosi M, Lucisano G, Lapice E, Strippoli GF, Pellegrini F, Nicolucci A. Metformin therapy and risk of cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes: systematic review. PLoS One. August 2nd 2013; 8(8): e71583. Full Text Link.

Dietrich, E. Antoniades, K. (2012). Molecularly targeted drugs for the treatment of cancer: oral complications and pathophysiology. Hippokratia. July 2012; 16(3) :196-9. Full Text Link.

Martinucci, I. de Bortoli, N. Savarino, E. [et al]. (2013). Optimal treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease. November 2013; 4(6): 287-301. Full Text Link.

Alhazzani, W. Almasoud, A. Jaeschke, R. [et al] (2013). Small bowel feeding and risk of pneumonia in adult critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Critical Care. July 2nd 2013; 17(4): R127. [Epub ahead of print].  Full Text Link.

Hutfless, S. Gudzune, K.A. Maruthur, N. [et al]. (2013). Strategies to prevent weight gain in adults: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. December 2013; 45(6): e41-51.

Ghebremariam, YT. LePendu, P. Lee, JC. [et al]. (2013). Unexpected effect of proton pump inhibitors: elevation of the cardiovascular risk factor asymmetric dimethylarginine. Circulation. August 20th 2013; 128(8): 845-53.

Galardi, N. Collins, J. [and] Friend, K. (2013). Use of early gastrografin small bowel follow-through in small bowel obstruction management. American Surgeon. August 2013; 79(8): 794-6.

Recent NICE Guidelines  etc. (From the Previous 18 Months)

NICE (2013). Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding  Quality Standard QS38. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), July 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Acute upper GI bleeding  Clinical Guideline CG141. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Crohn's disease. Clinical Guideline CG152. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), October 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Colorectal cancer. Quality Standard QS20. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), August 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Colorectal cancer (metastatic) 2nd line: cetuximab, bevacizumab and panitumumab (review). Technology Appraisal TA242. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), January 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of malignant biliary obstructions from cholangiocarcinoma or pancreatic adenocarcinoma  Interventional Procedure IPG464. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), September 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel  Diagnostics Guidance DG11. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), October 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2014). Faecal incontinence. Quality Standard QS54. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), February 2014. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Hepatitis B and C: ways to promote and offer testing. Public Health Guidance PH43. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), December 2012 / March 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Hepatitis B (chronic)  Clinical Guideline CG165. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Hepatitis C (children and young people): peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. Technology Appraisal TA300. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Hepatitis C (genotype 1): boceprevir  Technology Appraisal TA253. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), April 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Hepatitis C (genotype 1): telaprevir  Technology Appraisal TA252. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), April 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Implantation of a duodenal-jejunal bypass sleeve for managing obesity. Interventional Procedure IPG471. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer.  Interventional Procedure IPG444. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Irreversible electroporation for the treatment of liver metastases. Interventional Procedure IPG445. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer. Interventional Procedure IPG442. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity  Interventional Procedure IPG432. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic bead band for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease  Interventional Procedure IPG431. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), September 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum assisted drainage of treatment-resistant recurrent malignant ascites  Medical Technologies Guidance MTG9. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), March 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). SeHCAT (Tauroselcholic [75Selenium] acid) for the investigation of bile acid malabsorption (BAM) and measurement of bile acid pool loss  Diagnostics Guidance DG7. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Selective internal radiation therapy for primary cholangiocarcinoma  Interventional Procedure IPG459. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), July 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Selective internal radiation therapy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma  Interventional Procedure IPG460. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), July 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). SonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles): contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver  Diagnostics guidance DG5. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), August 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2014). Subcutaneous implantation of a battery-powered catheter drainage system for managing refractory and recurrent ascites. Interventional Procedure IPG479. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2014. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Ulcerative colitis. Clinical Guideline CG166. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Ulcerative colitis (moderate to severe, second line): adalimumab (terminated appraisal)  Technology Appraisal TA262. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), July 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE: Possible Incidental Interest

NICE (2013). BMI and waist circumference: black, Asian and minority ethnic groups  Public Health Guidance PH46. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), July 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people  Public Health Guidance PH47. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), October 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Myelofibrosis (splenomegaly, symptoms) - ruxolitinib. Technology Appraisal TA289. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2013). Negative pressure wound therapy for the open abdomen. Interventional Procedure IPG467. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), November 2013. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Nutrition support in adults  Quality Standard QS24. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), November 2012. Full Text Link.

NICE (2012). Obesity - working with local communities  Public Health Guidance PH42. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), November 2012. Full Text Link.

International Guidelines & Guideline-Related (From the Previous 18 Months)

Koh, C. Zhao, X. Samala, N. [et al] (2014). AASLD clinical practice guidelines: a critical review of scientific evidence and evolving recommendations. Hepatology. December 2013; 58(6): 2142-52. Review. Full Text Link.

T Vaezi, M.F. Pandolfino, J.E. [and] Vela, M.F; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). ACG clinical guideline: diagnosis and management of achalasia. American Journal of Gastroenterology. August 2013; 108(8): 1238-49; quiz, 1250. Full Text Link.

Rubio-Tapia, A. Hill, I.D. Kelly, C.P. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). ACG clinical guidelines: diagnosis and management of celiac disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. May 2013; 108(5): 656-76; quiz 677. Full Text Link.

Dellon, E.S. Gonsalves, N. Hirano, I. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). ACG clinical guideline: Evidenced based approach to the diagnosis and management of esophageal eosinophilia and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). American Journal of Gastroenterology. May 2013; 108(5): 679-92; quiz 693. Full Text Link.

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee; Early, D.S. Acosta, R.D. Chandrasekhara, V. [et al]. (2013). Adverse events associated with EUS and EUS with FNA. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. June 2013; 77(6): 839-43.

Tenner S, Baillie J, DeWitt J, Vege SS; American College of Gastroenterology. (2013). American College of Gastroenterology guideline: management of acute pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology . September 2013; 108(9):1400-15; 1416. Full Text Link.

Batts, K.P. Ketover, S. Kakar, S. [et al]; Rodger C Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (2013). Appropriate use of special stains for identifying Helicobacter pylori: Recommendations from the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. November 2013; 37(11): e12-22. Review.

Colli, A. Fraquelli, M. Casazza, G. [et al]. (2013). The architecture of diagnostic research: From bench to bedside - clinical guidelines using liver stiffness as an example. Hepatology. November 26th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Kabolizadeh, P. Fulay, S. [and] Beriwal, S. (2013). Are Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Para-aortic Contouring Guidelines for Pancreatic Neoplasm applicable to other malignancies--assessment of nodal distribution in gynecological malignancies. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. September 1st 2013; 87(1): 106-10.

Peck-Radosavljevic, M. Angermayr, B. Datz, C. [et al]. (2013). Austrian consensus on the definition and treatment of portal hypertension and its complications (Billroth II). Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, April 12th 2013, 125(7-8), 200-219.

Sahora, K. Mino-Kenudson, M. Brugge, W. [et al]. (2013). Branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms: does cyst size change the tip of the scale? A critical analysis of the revised international consensus guidelines in a large single-institutional series. Annals of Surgery. September 2013; 258(3): 466-75.

Fitzgerald, R.C. di Pietro, M. Ragunath, K. [et al]; British Society of Gastroenterology. (2014). British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the diagnosis and management of Barrett's oesophagus. Gut. January  2014; 63(1): 7-42. Full Text Link.

Camilleri, M. Parkman, HP. Shafi, MA. [et al]; American College of Gastroenterology (2013). Clinical guideline: management of gastroparesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. January 2013; 108(1): 18-37; quiz 38. Full Text Link. See also: Full Text Link.

Lieberman, D.A.; American Gastroenterological Association (2014). Colon polyp surveillance: clinical decision tool. Gastroenterology. January 2014; 146(1): 305-6.

Leddin, D. Enns, R. Hilsden, R. [et al]. (2013). Colorectal cancer surveillance after index colonoscopy: guidance from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, 27(4), 224-228.

Huebner, J. Follmann, M. (2013). Complementary medicine in guidelines of the German Guideline Program in Oncology: comparison of the evidence base between complementary and conventional therapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. September 2013; 139(9): 1481-8. doi: 10.1007/s00432-013-1464-7. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 23817695.

Kunz, P.L. Reidy-Lagunes, D. Anthony, L.B. [et al]; North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. (2013). Consensus guidelines for the management and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. Pancreas. May 2013; 42(4): 557-77.

Kos-Kudła, B. Blicharz-Dorniak, J. Handkiewicz-Junak, D. [et al]; Consensus Conference (2013). Diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (recommended by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours). Endokrynologia Polska. 2013; 64(6): 418-43. Full Text Link.

Ruemmele, FM. Turner, D. (2014). Differences in the management of pediatric and adult onset ulcerative colitis: lessons from the joint ECCO and ESPGHAN consensus guidelines for the management of pediatric ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohns and Colitis. January 2014; 8(1): 1-4.

Rios, E. Seron, P. Lanas, F. [et al]. (2014). Evaluation of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the management of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. February 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Baron, E.J. Miller, J.M. Weinstein, M.P. [et al] . (2013). Executive summary: a guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a). Clinical Infectious Diseases. August 2013; 57(4): 485-8. Full Text Link.

Rydzewska, G. Cichocki, A. Ćwikła, JB. [et al]; Consensus Conference (2013). Gastroduodenal neuroendocrine neoplasms including gastrinoma: management guidelines (recommended by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours). Endokrynologia Polska. 2013; 64(6): 444-58. Full Text Link.

Baron, E.J. Miller, J.M. Weinstein, M.P. [et al]. (2013). A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a). Clinical Infectious Diseases. August 2013; 57(4): e22-e121. Full Text Link.

Kim, S.G. Jung, H.K. Lee, H.L. [et al]; Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research. (2013).[Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in Korea, 2013 revised edition]. Korean Journal of Gastroenterology. 2013 Jul;62(1):3-26. Korean. PubMed PMID: 23954956.

Surawicz, CM. Brandt, LJ. Binion, DG. [et al] (2013). Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Clostridium difficile infections. American Journal of Gastroenterology. April 2013; 108(4): 478-98; quiz 499. Full Text Link.

Katz, PO. Gerson, LB. Vela, MF. (2013). Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. March 2013; 108(3): 308-28; quiz 329. Full Text Link.

Hope, W.W. Richardson, W. Fanelli, R. [et al]. (2013). How do SAGES members rate its guidelines? Surgical Endoscopy. November 7th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Working Group IAP/APA Acute Pancreatitis Guidelines. IAP/APA evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis. Pancreatology. July - August 2013; 13(4) Supplement 2: e1-15.

Randel, A.; Infectious Disease Society of America (2013). IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis. American Family Physician. September 1st 2013; 88(5): 338-40.

Panes, J. Bouhnik, Y. Reinisch, W. [et al]. (2013). Imaging techniques for assessment of inflammatory bowel disease: joint ECCO and ESGAR evidence-based consensus guidelines. Journal of Crohns and Colitis, August 7th 2013, 7(7), 556-585. Full Text Link.

Feakins, R.M.; British Society of Gastroenterology (2013). Inflammatory bowel disease biopsies: updated British Society of Gastroenterology reporting guidelines. Journal of Clinical Pathology. December 2013; 66(12): 1005-26. Full Text Link.

Murch, S. Jenkins, H. Auth, M. [et al]; BSPGHAN (2013). Joint BSPGHAN and Coeliac UK guidelines for the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease in children. Arch Dis Child. October 2013; 98(10): 806-11. Full Text Link.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Bhatia, V. Bavdekar, A. [and] Yachha, S.K.; Indian Academy of Pediatrics (2013). Management of acute liver failure in infants and children: consensus statement of the pediatric gastroenterology chapter, Indian academy of pediatrics. Indian Pediatrics. May 8th 2013; 50(5): 477-82. Full Text Link.

Williams, J.G. Pullan, R.D. Hill, J. [et al] (2013). Management of the malignant colorectal polyp: ACPGBI position statement. Colorectal Disease. August 2013; 15, Supplement 2: 1-38.

Shen, L. Shan, Y.S. Hu, H.M. [et al]. (2013). Management of gastric cancer in Asia: resource-stratified guidelines. Lancet Oncology. November 2013; 14(12): e535-47.

Füessl, H.S.; German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2013). [New guidelines for chronic constipation: relief is urgently sought]. MMW Fortschritte der Medizin. September 12th 2013; 155(15): 14-7. German.

Al-Hawary, M.M. Francis, I.R. Chari, S.T. [et al]. (2014). Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma radiology reporting template: consensus statement of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the American Pancreatic Association. Gastroenterology, January 2014, 146(1), 291-304 e291.

Frilling, A. Modlin, IM. Kidd, M. [et al]; Working Group on Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases (2014). Recommendations for management of patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases. Lancet Oncology. January 2014; 15(1): e8-21. Review.

Czaja, A.J. (2013). Review article: the management of autoimmune hepatitis beyond consensus guidelines. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. August 2013; 38(4): 343-64.

Andresen, V. Enck, P. Frieling, T. [et al]; Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurogastroenterologie und Motilität (DGNM); Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten (DGVS). (2013). [S2k guideline for chronic constipation: definition, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy]. Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie. July 2013; 51(7): 651-72. Full Text Link.

Maurer, AH. Camilleri, M. Donohoe, K. [et al] (2014). The SNMMI and EANM practice guideline for small-bowel and colon transit 1.0. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. November 2013; 54(11): 2004-13. Full Text Link.

Spearman, C.W. Sonderup, M.W. Botha, J.F. [et al]. (2013). South African guideline for the management of chronic hepatitis B: 2013. South African Medical Journal. May 2013; 103(5) Pt 2: 337-49. Full Text Link.

Song, P.P. (2013). Standardizing management of hepatocellular carcinoma in China: devising evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Bioscience Trends. October 2013; 7(5): 250-2. Full Text Link.

Feuerstein, J.D. Gifford, A.E. Akbari, M. [et al]. (2013). Systematic analysis underlying the quality of the scientific evidence and conflicts of interest in gastroenterology practice guidelines. American Journal of Gastroenterology. November 2013; 108(11): 1686-93.

Feuerstein, J.D. Akbari, M. Gifford, A.E. [et al]. (2014). Systematic analysis underlying the quality of the scientific evidence and conflicts of interest in interventional medicine subspecialty guidelines. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. January 2014; 89(1): 16-24.

Ghany, MG. Nelson, DR. Strader, DB. [et al]; American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (2011 / 13). An update on treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus infection: 2011 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Hepatology. October 2011; 54(4): 1433-44. Full Text Link. See also update: Full Text Link.