October 2003 Vol Issue

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NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #10

Navigating Home Care: Enteral Feeding-Part One

Gisela Barnadas

Ms. Barnadas gives guidelines for the selection of patients who will benefit from enteral feeding, where to obtain help in paying for it and most importantly, training the patient and/or caregiver(s) in the proper feeding and methods for maintaining the equipment.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Pancreatic Insufficiency in Children

John F. Pohl, David J. Easley

Exocrine-pancreatic insufficiency should be considered in the work-up of any pediatric patient with features of malabsorption, according to Doctors Pohl and Easley. In their paper the doctors discuss the causes and treatment of exocrine-pancreatic insufficiency in children as well as current testing techniques.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Colonic Ulceration and Diclofenac/Misoprostol: A Case Report

Kristen D. Hicks, Ronald E. Mason

Doctors Hicks and Mason present a case of colonic ulceration secondary to daily ingestion of diclofenac/misoprostol for chronic pain.



FELLOWS' CORNER

What Is Your Diagnosis?

Sauyu Lin, Michael A. Shetzline

Presented is a case of a 11-year-old girl with a five-year history of iron deficiency anemia and occult bleeding. A case for you to diagnose.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Intestinal Performance of Two Mesalamine Formulations in Patients with Active Colitis and Assessed by Gamma Scintigraphy

Atul Sinha, Denise J. Ball, Ian R. Wilding, Alyson L. Conner, Jeremy Nightingale

Using gamma scintigraphy, the authors visualize the transit of mesalamine in patients with active coliits.



Department Review