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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Gastroenterology
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Gastroenterology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Embolization of Struts from an Inferior Vena Cava Filter
31/12/69 - A 28-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with pain in the right flank. Her medical history was notable for nephrolithiasis as well as for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolus that had occurred 10 years earlier and for which she had received an inferior vena cava filter that…

Bouveret?s Syndrome
31/12/69 - A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of nausea and vomiting. During the previous month, she had had intermittent episodes of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. Abdominal examination revealed a distended abdomen with decreased bowel sounds and mild…

Groin Hernia Surgery in Low-Resource Settings ? A Problem Still Unsolved
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Groin hernia affects more than 200 million people worldwide. The need for surgery is not being met in low- and middle-income countries, where most of these patients live. Groin hernia mesh repair is not available to most patients in these countries because of its high cost. In an…

Duration of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage III Colon Cancer
31/12/69 - Since 2004, oxaliplatin with a fluoropyrimidine has been standard adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer. Three phase 3 trials convincingly showed that the addition of oxaliplatin improved disease-free survival; with longer follow-up, these findings were extended to overall…

A New IDEA in Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer
31/12/69 - Prospective, randomized trials have clearly established that the relative risk of tumor recurrence or death from colon cancer is approximately 30% lower among patients who receive adjuvant fluorouracil-based chemotherapy administered for 6 months than among those who undergo surgery alone, with the…

Appendiceal Pinworms
31/12/69 - A 45-year-old man with a 1-day history of abdominal pain and loss of appetite presented to the emergency department. He did not have a fever. Physical examination revealed tenderness in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Rebound was present; Blumberg?s sign was negative. Laboratory results…

The IARC Perspective on Colorectal Cancer Screening
31/12/69 - Colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common in women, represents almost 10% of the annual global cancer incidence. Incidence rates of colorectal cancer show a strong positive gradient with an increasing level of economic development. Even so, the net…

Helicobacter pylori Therapy for the Prevention of Metachronous Gastric Cancer
31/12/69 - The World Health Organization (WHO) categorized Helicobacter pylori as a group I carcinogen for gastric cancer in 1994 on the basis of observational studies. In 2000, a study showed a preventive effect of H. pylori treatment on gastric cancer in Mongolian gerbils. However, the level of evidence…

Helicobacter pylori Treatment for Gastric Cancer Prevention
31/12/69 - Gastric cancer has become a potentially preventable disease through eradication of Helicobacter pylori. However, issues that are associated with "screen and treat" strategies ? their effectiveness, proper selection of populations to target, and cost?benefit considerations ? continue to interfere…

A Protein-Truncating HSD17B13 Variant and Protection from Chronic Liver Disease
31/12/69 - Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are leading causes of illness and death, accounting for 38,170 deaths (1.5% of total deaths) in 2014 in the United States. The most common causes of cirrhosis are alcoholic liver disease, chronic hepatitis C, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The prevalence…

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