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Impact of Retroflexion Vs. Second Forward View Examination of the Right Colon on Adenoma Detection: A Comparison Study

Authors: Vladimir M. Kushnir, Young S. Oh, Thomas Hollander, Chien-Huan Chen, Gregory S. Sayuk, Nicholas Davidson, Daniel Mullady, Faris M. Murad, Noura M. Sharabash, Eric Ruettgers, Themistocles Dassopoulos, Jeffrey J. Easler, C. Prakash Gyawali, Steven A. Edmundowicz and Dayna S. Early

Reflecting the ever-important drive to enhance the adenoma detection rate and therefore the potential protective effects of colonoscopy against colon cancer, this study from St. Louis and Milwaukee examined the role of retroflexion in the right colon compared with a second forward view evaluation. The authors suggest that retroflexion in the right colon can be safely achieved in the majority of patients undergoing colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening. Reexamination of the right colon in either retroflexed or forward view yielded similar, incremental ADRs. A second exam of the right colon should be strongly considered in patients who have adenomas discovered in the right colon, particularly when endoscopist confidence in the quality of initial examination is low.

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Gluten Avoidance in Non-Celiac Patients: Learn More From Dr. Joseph Murray on the Latest AJG Podcast

Joseph A. Murray, MD, co-author of a recent article on the racial/ethnic trends in celiac disease and gluten-free diets, talks with AJG Co-Editor Dr. William Chey about the racial differences in the prevalence of celiac disease, the startling increase in this prevalence over the last 20 years, and how physicians should consider celiac disease in the context of related disorders for at-risk populations. Dr. Murray also discusses the puzzling recent trend of non-celiac patients adhering to a gluten-free diet for “health” reasons not supported by science. (24:57)

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Infectious and Malignant Complications of TNF Inhibitor Therapy in IBD

A presentation by Laura E. Targownik, MD, MSHS

On behalf of her co-author, Laura E. Targownik, MD, MSHS, reviews the study design and key findings of their article entitled “Infectious and Malignant Complications of TNF Inhibitor Therapy in IBD,” which was published in the December 2013 issue of AJG. This narrative review examines evidence from studies evaluating the association of TNF inhibitors with overall and specific infections, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, herpes, and varicella, and with overall and specific malignancies, such as nonmelanoma skin cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While risks of specific infections and malignancies may be slightly increased with TNF inhibitor use, the overall risk of infection and malignancy appears to be minimal.

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