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Meet the Editors for a Speed Review about your latest paper or new idea

At the ILC meeting in Amsterdam (April 19-23) we present you with a great opportunity to meet the editors of our journals. Bring your next paper and ask them what they think. Discuss your idea for a new submission or maybe share your suggestion for a review paper. Three editors will join us at ILC for such speed reviews: Rebecca Wells of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Roberto de Franchis of Digestive and Liver Disease and Raoul Poupon of Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology.  Grab your chance and sign-up for a unique event!

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View Articles published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

A prospective multicenter study of submucosal injection to improve endoscopic snare papillectomy for ampullary adenoma

Whether or not submucosal injection of a diluted epinephrine solution should be used to lift ampullary tumors during endoscopic snare papillectomy is unclear. Jong Jin Hyun and colleagues investigated the clinical efficacy of a simple snaring method versus submucosal injection for papillectomy in this prospective multicenter study, performed at 4 tertiary referral centers. See what they learned by reading “A prospective multicenter study of submucosal injection to improve endoscopic snare papillectomy for ampullary adenoma.”

View Articles published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Risk factors and prevention of hepatitis C reinfection

Even after clearance of a primary HCV infection, individuals remain at risk of reinfection; some groups—eg, people who inject drugs (PWID) or those with mental illnesses—are at a higher risk of reinfection. In this study from the British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort, almost 6000 individuals who had cleared their HCV infection were followed up to estimate the incidence of and risk factors for reinfection and also to determine whether there were potential means to prevent it. The findings of the study support policies of post-clearance follow-up of PWID, and provision of harm-reduction services to minimise reinfection and transmission.

View Articles published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Microbiome-neuroimmune profiles in children with autism spectrum disorder and functional abdominal pain

This study evaluated whether microbiome-neuroimmune profiles differed in children with autism spectrum disorder and functional gastrointestinal disorders, as compared with neurotypical children. The findings identified distinctive mucosal microbial signatures in children with autism spectrum disorder and functional gastrointestinal disorders that correlated with cytokine and tryptophan homeostasis.


The incidence and aetiology of acute pancreatitis across Europe

Acute pancreatitis is increasingly one of the most important acute gastrointestinal conditions throughout much of the world. This study in Pancreatology reports regional and national patterns in the incidence and aetiology of acute pancreatitis, demographic patterns in incidence and trends over time in incidence across Europe. Stephen Roberts et al. present the results of their structured review of acute pancreatitis incidence and aetiology from studies of hospitalised patient case series, cohort studies or other population based studies from 1989 to 2015 and a review of trends in incidence from 1970 to 2015 across all 51 European states.

Digestive and Liver Disease

Epstein-Barr Virus - positive mucocutaneous ulcer in Crohn's disease

Epstein-Barr virus - positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBVMCU) is a little known entity that can affect the oropharyngeal mucosa, the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. The main risk factor for its development is immunosuppression. Because features are similar to other Epstein-Barr virus - associated lymphoproliferative disorders, a differential diagnosis can prove challenging. In Digestive and Liver Disease, Alba Juan et al. report a case of a man diagnosed with Crohn's disease who developed ulceration at the rectum that was refractory to conventional medical treatment.

Get the best view on hepatology with JHEP Snapshots

Every other month the Journal of Hepatology takes an important topic and creates a compelling infographic to educate and inform its readers of the state-of-the-art in the field. Combining the efforts of knowledgeabe experts with the design skills in the editorial office these Snapshots are must-reads and must-sees! Check  out one of the most recent examples on “Cell-specific functions of miRNA in the liver” prepared by Christoph Roderburg and Christian Trautwein.


Treatment options for isolated locally recurrent pancreatic cancer

Of the many recurrences that occur after curative-intent resection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), up to 30% are isolated and local (ILR). Various local control re-treatment strategies have been evaluated. With the aim of assessing the safety, feasibility and efficacy of available modalities, Groot and colleagues conducted a systematic review published in the February issue of HPB that evaluates 18 studies involving 313 ILR patients. Specifically, the authors report primary endpoints of morbidity, mortality and survival after surgical re-resection (8 studies, n=100), chemoradiotherapy (7 studies, n=153) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT; 4 studies, n=60).

Special Issues


Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2017: Innovations and Changing Paradigms

The January 2017 Special Issue of Gastroenterology encapsulates current gains in the understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, and treatment of IBD and changing views on a more holistic approach as to what drives IBD and how to manage patients with these disorders.

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology

Vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract

Acute mesenteric ischemia is more common than ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and acute appendicitis in the elderly. Chronic mesenteric ischemia may be rare compared to coronary or peripheral arterial disease, but not compared to many other GI diseases. We should therefore pay attention to vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. In this special issue of Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology, Stefan Acosta and Jeroen Kolkman do exactly that. They present current insights into varying disorders such as acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia, mesenteric venous thrombosis, mesenteric aneurysms, vasculitis of the mesenteric circulation and gastrointestinal angiodysplasia.

Journal News

View Articles published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Where should you publish your most insightful clinical work? Why, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, of course! CGH is one of the most respected journals in digestive diseases. The quality of a journal is gauged by the quality of articles that it publishes. Check out the Editorial by editor-in-chief, Dr. Hashem El-Serag and incoming editor-in-chief, Dr. Fasiha Kanwal, for the latest statistics on the journal.


VideoGIE launches author loyalty program

VideoGIE appreciates the support of our authors. In an effort to reward those who are frequent contributors, VideoGIE is launching a loyalty program. Once 5 articles from the same corresponding author are accepted for publication, the author will be permitted to waive the publication fee on the next accepted article submitted to VideoGIE. All article types are included in the program and all submissions will undergo VideoGIE’s peer-review process. We know there are many places to publish your research and we thank you for choosing our journal.

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