Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

Frequency: Bimonthly; ISSN- online 2224-6509; The first issue: February, 2012; Full Open Access; Publishing fee

SCOPE: JGHR publish high-quality original articles, reviews, and commentaries in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal molecular biology, gastrointestinal immunology, gastrointestinal microbiology, gastrointestinal genetics, gastrointestinal translational medicine, gastrointestinal diagnostics, and gastrointestinal therapeutics, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, gastrointestinal radiation oncology, gastrointestinal imaging, gastrointestinal interventional therapy, gastrointestinal infectious diseases, gastrointestinal pharmacology, gastrointestinal pathophysiology, gastrointestinal pathology, evidence-based medicine in gastroenterology, pancreatology, gastrointestinal laboratory medicine.

MISSION: The mission of the journal is the rapid exchange of scientific information between clinicians and scientists worldwide, seeks to publish papers reporting original clinical and scientific research which are of a high standard and which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Editor In Chief
Honghong (Helen) Zhu,
M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S., M.Sc.
Director, Preventive Medicine Institute, USA. More
Editor In Chief
Akira Yagi Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Fukuyama University, Hiroshima, Japan More
  • Aim: Several bowel preps are currently used for colonoscopy but only limited data are available comparing the different products. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all colonoscopies performed at Georgetown U. Hospital from May 2013 to May 2014. A 9-point modified Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS) was utilized (best score = 9) by experienced endoscopists. Colonoscopies without a BBPS score were excluded. Results: Four preps and their percentage usage were 4-L PEG solutions (Golytely® or Colyte®) (50%), PEG with bisacodyl tablets (Miralax®) (17%), PEG with ascorbic acid (Moviprep®) (8%), sodium picosulfate (Prepopik®) (25%), with the following overall BBPS scores respectively: 7.45, 7.45, 7.40, 7.55. Statistical superiority of split-doseto day-prior dose was seen for Golytely®/Colyte®, Miralax®, and Moviprep® with a trend seen for Prepopik®. Comparison of each prep by split and prior day dosing showed a significantly higher score only for Golytely®/Colyte® and Prepopik® vs Moviprep® given prior day dosing. A higher BBPS score was seen for women vs men overall for both split-dose and day-prior dosepreps (with the exception of Moviprep® in PD preps). Higher scores were seen for a.m. procedures but were not significant. All preps had lower scores in the right colon, regardless of being split-dose or day-prior dose. More

Vol 5, No 6 (2016)

Table of Contents


Endoscopic Management of Common Bile Duct Stones PDF HTML
A Tringali 2212-2227


Non-Selective Beta-Blockers in Liver Cirrhosis: Friends or Foes? A Review of the Literature PDF HTML
Antoine Abi Abboud, Rabih Tabet 2228-2233

Original Article

Long-Term Effects of Telbivudine for Treatment-Naïve Chronic Hepatitis B-Associated Decompensated Cirrhosis PDF HTML
Yu-Hua Li, Ying Xu, Hua-Mei Wu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, WAN YUE MENG 2234-2240
Assessment of clinical, laboratory and endoscopic risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy development in cirrhotic patients with upper GIT bleeding PDF HTML
Fady Wadea 2241-2247
Correlation of Helicobacter Pylori Infection With IL-8 and Recurrence of Abdominal Pain: Our Experience from an Endemic Area PDF HTML
Amal Ahmed Mohamed, Hanan Mina, Angie M.S. Tosson, Said Elfeky, Doaa Refaey, Omneya M. Helmy, Hala H. El Deeb, Anwar El Reweny, Maha Abdel-Ghany 2248-2253
Liver Dysfunction in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients on DOTS: A Study and Review PDF HTML
Abha Pandit, Abhay Kumar Pandey 2254-2260

Case Report

Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Treated by Wedge Resection: A Case Report PDF HTML
Yoshifumi Nakayama, Masaki Akiyama, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Jun Nagata, Kazunori Shibao, Keiji Hirara 2261-2265

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