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Articles and Expert Insights for the Week of June 21, 2019

  • Stomach and Small Bowel

    Are PPIs Safe?

    Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE reviewing Moayyedi P, et al. Gastroenterology 2019 May 29.

    Nearly 17,600 patients with stable cardiovascular or peripheral artery disease were included in a study to evaluate adverse event rates and safety of low-dose proton pump inhibitor therapy over a median of 3 years.

  • Colon

    Those Vessels You See After EMR: Should You Burn Them?

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE reviewing Lee HS, et al. Gastrointest Endosc 2019 June 5.

    During colorectal EMR, blood vessels are often seen in the base of the defects after resection, and endoscopists wonder whether these vessels are the cause of subsequent bleeding. A new randomized trial examined whether cauterizing these exposed vessels would reduce bleeding.

  • IBD

    Is H pylori Infection Protective Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

    Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE reviewing Tepler A, et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2019 June 5.

    In light of the rising incidence of IBD worldwide over the past century and prior studies that have noted an inverse association between IBD and Helicobacter pylori prevalence, which has been declining, researchers conducted a systematic review of clinical and experimental studies to analyze the relationship between CagA-positive H pylori serology and IBD.

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