March 2003 Vol Issue

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Research Priorities for Fecal Incontinence

Nancy J. Norton

Ms. Norton writes that "incontinence is a symptom of something gone wrong-disease, injury or neglect." She then details the research priorities needed to address this life-altering problem.



TREATMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, SERIES #5

Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Serotonin (5-HT) Modulators

Joel A. Sach and Lin Chang

In their article Doctors Sach and Chang provide information on the clinical significance of serotonin receptor modulation in the treatment of IBS.



PEARLS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

"Dyssebacia"-A Fifth D of Pellagra

Herbert L. Fred

Doctor Fred presents a "look back" at a disease that most doctors will never see. Included are incomparable photographs.



NUTRITIONAL ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #3

Nutrition Intervention in the Patient with Gastroparesis

Carol Rees Parrish

This article by Ms. Parrish provides guidelines for assessing the nutritional status of patients with gastroparesis and provides strategies for treating nutritional issues that arise in this patient population.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Infarcted Giant Liver Hemangioma Presenting with Signs of Acute Inflammation

Sherif Saadeh, Kevin D. Mullen, William Carey, David Barnes, Mark Baker, Terry Gramlich, and David Vogt

The authors describe a patient with infarcted giant liver hemangioma in whom the biochemical and chemical manifestations disappeared after surgical resection.



FELLOWS' CORNER

Squamous Papillomatosis of the Esophagus

K. Shiva Kumar and Joseph A. Murray

A case of squamous papilloma of the esophagus is presented and discussed by Doctors Kumar and Murray.



USE OF MII IN EVALUATING PATIENTS WITH ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES, SERIES #3

Combined MII and pH (MII-pH)

Radu Tutuian and Donald O. Castell



Department Review