Top 10 for 2011: Most-Read Gastroenterology Articles

Lauri R. Graham


December 08, 2011

1. FDA Approves New Drug for Chronic Anal Fissure Pain

Narrowly missing the top 10 were articles on the best treatment options for ulcerative colitis and on the approval of once-daily mesalamine for ulcerative colitis remission maintenance.

Other notable topics included those on hepatitis C and on Barrett esophagus. In 2011, the 2 drugs boceprevir and telaprevir ushered in a new era of therapy for hepatitis C infection, and with recent studies reporting the risk for Barrett esophagus progressing to esophageal cancer to be lower than previously thought, it might be time to rethink the surveillance guidelines for this condition.


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