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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Gastroenterology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Helicobacter pylori Therapy for the Prevention of Metachronous Gastric Cancer
01/01/70 - The World Health Organization (WHO) categorized Helicobacter pylori as a group I carcinogen for gastric cancer in 1994 on the basis of observational studies. In 2000, a study showed a preventive effect of H. pylori treatment on gastric cancer in Mongolian gerbils. However, the level of evidence…

A Protein-Truncating HSD17B13 Variant and Protection from Chronic Liver Disease
01/01/70 - Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are leading causes of illness and death, accounting for 38,170 deaths (1.5% of total deaths) in 2014 in the United States. The most common causes of cirrhosis are alcoholic liver disease, chronic hepatitis C, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The prevalence…

Helicobacter pylori Treatment for Gastric Cancer Prevention
01/01/70 - Gastric cancer has become a potentially preventable disease through eradication of Helicobacter pylori. However, issues that are associated with "screen and treat" strategies ? their effectiveness, proper selection of populations to target, and cost?benefit considerations ? continue to interfere…

Meconium Ileus in a Neonate with Cystic Fibrosis
01/01/70 - In a full-term newborn girl, abdominal distention with emesis and failure to pass meconium developed at 12 hours of age. A diagnosis of cystic fibrosis had been made during pregnancy, when genetic analysis of amniocentesis fluid showed the fetus to be heterozygous for known disease-causing…

Tenofovir versus Placebo to Prevent Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B
01/01/70 - Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) accounts for the majority of cases of chronic HBV infection, a leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. Without immunization, 30 to 42% of the infants born to HBV-infected mothers, depending on the maternal status for…

A Shift in Thinking to Reduce Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis B
01/01/70 - The morbidity and mortality that are associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection have been overshadowed by the public health prominence of other infectious diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, tuberculosis, and malaria. There is a dawning realization that the…

Case 6-2018: A 35-Year-Old Woman with Headache, Subjective Fever, and Anemia
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. J. Sawalla Guseh II: A 35-year-old woman with a history of Crohn?s disease was admitted to this hospital with headache, subjective fever, and anemia. The patient had been in her usual state of health until 1 week before admission, when headache, fatigue, and myalgias…

Glecaprevir?Pibrentasvir for 8 or 12 Weeks in HCV Genotype 1 or 3 Infection
01/01/70 - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 3 are together responsible for approximately 70% of an estimated 71 million to 80 million HCV infections worldwide. Direct-acting antiviral agents have become the standard-of-care treatment for chronic HCV infection and show high rates of sustained virologic…

Calcified Spleen and Gallstones
01/01/70 - A 35-year-old man presented to the gastroenterology clinic for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. He had a type of sickle cell disease, hemoglobin S? thalassemia, with recurrent, episodic abdominal pain that had been present since childhood. A complete blood count showed…

Toxic Alcohols
01/01/70 - Poisonings by the toxic alcohols (methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol, diethylene glycol, and propylene glycol) can cause cellular dysfunction and death, but symptoms may be nonspecific. Delays in diagnosis increase the risk of irreversible organ damage and death. In this review, we discuss the…

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