Norton J. Greenberger, MD; Prateek Sharma, MD
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Greenberger: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.
Dr. Sharma: Kansas University School of Medicine Kansas, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KA 66103.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Drafting of the article: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Final approval of the article: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Collection and assembly of data: N.J. Greenberger, P. Sharma.
Greenberger NJ, Sharma P. Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Evidence Published in 2011. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:44-48. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-7-201204030-00406
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(1):44-48.
This year's update in gastroenterology and hepatology reviews important findings published in 2011, including a low incidence of adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett esophagus and similar outcomes of pneumatic dilation and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) in patients with idiopathic achalasia. Acid suppression therapy was observed to reduce recurrence of peptic ulcer disease in patients with atherosclerosis requiring clopidogrel, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are associated with a low risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in persons receiving antiplatelet agents in the general population, and similar outcomes were observed after 5 years in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) or received esomeprazole. Long-term use of cannabis is being increasingly recognized as a cause of the cyclic vomiting syndrome. A recently recognized mast cell disorder, the mast cell activation syndrome, has been described, and autoimmune pancreatitis is now being described as distinct from chronic pancreatitis. Finally, the rate of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection was lower with use of fidaxomicin, and telaprevir was found to be effective for retreatment of hepatitis C and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
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