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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.

A Seat at the Table
31/12/69 - The sheer speed with which end-stage liver failure can consume a patient is what makes the disease so devastating. Unfortunately, Ms. S.?s family had never been informed about that reality. When they brought her in for a mere urinary tract infection, they were shocked that it took only days for her…

Determinants of Risk for Childhood Obesity
31/12/69 - The body-fat content of a healthy full-term infant rises sharply from 10 to 14% at birth to 25 to 30% at 6 months of age, with a consequent 30% increase in the body-mass index (BMI). The accrual of body fat during infancy correlates with, and may be required for, normal linear growth, brain…

Acceleration of BMI in Early Childhood and Risk of Sustained Obesity
31/12/69 - The overall prevalence of childhood obesity remains very high, and the prevalence of very high levels of body-mass index (BMI) for age in children is still rising. Most adolescents who are obese remain so in adulthood. The early onset of obesity is associated with the emergence of related…

Lorcaserin ? Elixir or Liability?
31/12/69 - More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide (39%) are overweight; of these adults, more than 650 million (13%) are obese, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, recent studies suggest that more than 40% of adults are obese. A nonpharmacologic approach consisting of…

Cardiovascular Safety of Lorcaserin in Overweight or Obese Patients
31/12/69 - The prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled during the past 40 years worldwide. As of 2016, 13% of adults globally were obese, with rates as high as 40% in several countries, including the United States. (Obesity is defined as a body-mass index [BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square…

Systemic AA Amyloidosis Caused by Inflammatory Hepatocellular Adenoma
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Amyloid A (AA) systemic amyloidosis is a complication of chronic inflammatory diseases that is caused by the deposition of insoluble aggregates of cleaved N-terminal fragments of serum amyloid A (SAA) protein in tissues and organs throughout the body. Under physiologic conditions,…

Tuberculous Peritonitis
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Variation in Childhood Diarrheal Morbidity and Mortality in Africa, 2000?2015
31/12/69 - Diarrhea-related deaths in children are largely preventable. Unfortunately, the burden of diarrhea remains high and inadequately characterized owing to the complex interplay that the environment, food, water, and sanitation have with poverty and deprivation. A considerable proportion of cases of…

Life Lessons from Paul in the Face of Death
31/12/69 - My brother Paul, a rabbi, died recently, just shy of 3 years after the diagnosis of widely metastatic colon cancer. The story of his diagnosis and treatment is all too familiar. An apparently healthy 64-year-old man has a sudden onset of lower abdominal pain. Imaging reveals an obstructing lesion.…

Bile Acids, the Microbiome, Immunity, and Liver Tumors
31/12/69 - Hepatocellular carcinoma is among the leading causes of tumor-related death, and the liver is among the most common sites of cancer metastasis. Several types of immune cells surveil the liver to detect and kill premalignant and malignant cells and to prevent the development of cancer. At the…

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