A report published in this October's issue of Hepatology finds that increased portal pressure estimated by early HVPG measurement is a main determinant of treatment failure and survival in variceal bleeding.
Patient-reported family cancer histories for first-degree relatives are accurate and valuable for breast and colon cancer risk assessments, reports this week's issue of The Journal of American Medical Association
This month's Hepatology reports that a "Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network" (DILIN) has been set up to include 5 clinical centers in America in order to advance understanding and research on drug-induced liver disease.
The most recent issue of the International Journal of Colorectal Disease reports a surprising outcome in the trial examining gentamycin sponges for reduction of postoperative morbidity in rectal cancer patients.
Researchers in Manchester suggest that food elimination based on IgG antibodies may be effective in reducing IBS symptoms and is worthy of further biomedical research, reports this September's issue of Gut.
Writing in this month's issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, researchers have published the first ever report comparing ERCP and EUS with respect to their accuracy in tissue diagnosis of biliary strictures.