Gastroenterology Research

Editor-in-Chief
Robert Wong, MD, MS, FACG
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA 
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ISSN-print: 1918-2805  |  ISSN-online: 1918-2813  |  Bimonthly  |  Open Access  | Aims and Scope
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COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 Condition (Long COVID)
The COVID-19 outbreak presents the unprecedented challenge for world public and medical practitioners and health care providers, the post COVID-19 condition (or long COVID) includes long term symptoms which may persist for months or years after SARS-CoV-2 infection. We will consider submissions related to all aspects of COVID-19 and Long COVID, and process the manuscripts in priority.
Collection of COVID-19 articles.


Highlights

  • Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Thirty-Day Readmissions of Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Pancreatitis

    Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a well-established cause of acute pancreatitis often leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and healthcare burden. This study aimed to describe the rate, reasons, and predictors of HTG-induced acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP) in the USA.

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  • Corticosteroid and Biologic Use Not Associated With Adverse Outcomes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

    To date, studies investigating the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient experience with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have consistently reported that the observed rate of COVID-19 within this population is similar to the general population.

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  • Cross-Sectional Study of Swallowing Phases in Cases of Megaesophagus Caused by Chagas Disease

    Chagas disease, caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is an infectious cause of secondary achalasia and megaesophagus. Moreover, the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing may also be affected, which may contribute to dysphagia and increase the possibility of airway aspiration during and/or after swallowing.

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  • Usefulness of the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Histologic Scoring System in Distinguishing Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis From Remission and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is defined as esophageal dysfunction in the presence of > 15 intraepithelial eosinophils per high-power field (eos/hpf) in either the mid or distal esophagus. The current focus of EoE pathologic evaluation is the peak eosinophil count (PEC), although histologic features other than eosinophilic inflammation are also commonly observed.

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  • Is the Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors a Predisposing Factor for Pyogenic Liver Abscesses?

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase gastric pH by reducing acid production. The resulting alkaline milieu in the stomach increases the risk of bacterial translocation. This study aimed to investigate if there is a correlation between PPI use and developing pyogenic liver abscesses.

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Viewpoints

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Statin Use in Patients With Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis: Current Evidence and Future Directions
Chronic liver disease (CLD) and its complications constitute a significant cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Most deaths are secondary to the decompensation of cirrhosis and evolution of portal hypertension (PHTN).
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Ethnic Minorities and Low Socioeconomic Status Patients With Chronic Liver Disease Are at Greatest Risk of Being Uninsured
Chronic liver disease (CLD) predominantly affects ethnic minorities and socially vulnerable populations, who have high prevalence of risk factors (e.g., suboptimal insurance coverage) predisposing to healthcare disparities. Full Text


Key Clinical Image

Polygenic Infantile Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome Managed With Sirolimus and Endoscopic Polypectomy
In the following clinical case of infantile juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS), administration of a pharmacologic agent sirolimus was associated with reduced disease burden without need for bowel resection. The positive impact included improvement in protein-losing enteropathy, decreased intestinal blood loss, and improved weight gain. Full Text


Current Issue

 


Vol. 15, No. 2, Apr 2022

Table of Contents

Review

Video Capsule Endoscopy in Gastroenterology Abstract HTML PDF
Monjur Ahmed 47-55
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1487

Original Article

Gastrointestinal Toxicities of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Are Associated With Enhanced Tumor Responsiveness and Improved Survival Abstract HTML PDF
Mohammad Alomari, Suleiman Al Ashi, Pravallika Chadalavada, Shrouq Khazaaleh, Fahrettin Covut, Laith Al Momani, Ahmed Elkafrawy, Vinay Padbidri, Pauline Funchain, Donald Campbell, Carlos Romero-Marrero 56-66
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1491
The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism and Practice of Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis Among Hospitalized Cirrhotic Patients Abstract HTML PDF
Mira Alsheikh, Khalil Kamar, Malek Kreidieh, Rola Sasso, Samragnyi Madala, Rubal Sharma, Hassan Al Moussawi, Liliane Deeb 67-74
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1493
Seasonal Variations of Hospital Admissions for Alcohol-Related Hepatitis in the United States Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1
Aalam Sohal, Kanwal Bains, Armaan Dhaliwal, Hunza Chaudhry, Raghav Sharma, Piyush Singla, Gagan Gupta, Dino Dukovic, Sunny Sandhu, Marina Roytman, Steven Tringali 75-81
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1506
Burden and Predictors of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Retrospective Cohort of Patients With Crohn’s Disease Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1
Ahmed Abomhya, Mohammed Mahmoodurrahman, Salman Ayaz, Hossam Hamad, Farrah Khan 82-90
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1509
Trends and Outcomes of Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Hospitalizations in the Last Two Decades: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Abstract HTML PDF
Hisham Laswi, Abdul-Rahman Abusalim, Muhammad Sheharyar Warraich, Katayoun Khoshbin, Hafeez Shaka 91-99
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1517

Case Report

Extensive Aortic Thrombosis and Renal Infarction in Association With an Active Flare-Up of Crohn’s Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Eltaib Saad, Abdalaziz Awadelkarim, Mohamed Agab, Akram Babkir 100-105
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1504
An Extremely Rare Case of Rectal Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Abstract HTML PDF
Woo Jin Seog, Samyak Dhruv, Kuldeepsinh P. Atodaria, Abhishek Polavarapu 106-111
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1516
 

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