January 2003 Vol Issue

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USE OF MII IN EVALUATING PATIENTS WITH ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE, SERIES

Principles of MII Testing

Radu Tutuian and Donald O. Castell

This is Part I of a three-part series by doctors Tutian and Castell. In Part I, the authors state that multi-channel impedance (MII) can be used to augment either esophageal manometry or pH monitoring, and gives the principles involved in MII testing. Parts II and III, which will appear in February and March, will cover MII combined with esophageal manometry and MII combined with pH monitoring, respectively.



NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Introduction to a New Series

Carol Rees Parrish

Ms. Parrish gives an overview of the series to come.



NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Series #1 Nutritional Support in Pancreatitis: Beyond Parenteral Nutrition

Andrea Yoder

Andrea Yoder, RD, writes that nutritional support for patients with pancreatitis have evolved in recent years. This article discusses the evolution from parenteral to enteral nutrition for patients with pancreatitis.



FELLOWS' CORNER

A Case Presentation

Sudha Nahar and Irina Rosewater

This is the first case in our new section, section2, "Fellows' Corner"-open to Trainees and Residents only. Cases should be sent to: C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D. Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, St. Peter's University Hospital, 254 Easton Avenue, Box 591, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.



PEARLS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

"Spiderman" Unveiled: A Tribute

Herbert L. Fred

Doctor Fred writes a moving tribute to a fellow physician.



Department Review