June 2003 Vol Issue

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A SPECIAL ARTICLE

MELD Score: The Implementation of Evidence-Based Selection Criteria for Allocation of Donor Livers

Rahul Verma, Emmet B. Keeffe and Aijaz Ahmed

This article by doctors Verma, Keeffe and Ahmed was written to update physicians with the changes in policies for liver transplantation. The content was prepared based on commonly asked questions from referring primary care physicians.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #6

Nutrition for Patients with Hepatic Failure

Joseph Krenitsky

Factors that contribute to malnutrition in patients with hepatic failure include altered metabolic rate, fat malabsorption, early satiety and impaired gastric emptying. This article by Mr. Krenitsky, addresses strategies for the clinician to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent nutrition delivery in this population.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Endoscopic Stenting: An Overview of Potential Complications

Sandeep Patel, Rashmi Patwardhan and John Levey

Doctors Patel, Patwardhan and Levey write that endoscopic stenting has become a widely used treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary strictures. Their article is a review of endoscopic stenting and its complications.



FELLOWS' CORNER

Rectal Dieulafoy's Lesion Presenting as Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Rajesh Nambiar and Dhiraj Yadav

Dieulafoy's lesion may be found in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach. Doctors Nambiar and Yadav present a case of the lesion on the rectum, a rarity with less than 10 cases reported.



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