September 2003 Vol Issue

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Fiber Therapy in IBS and Other GI Disorders

James W. Anderson

Based on his observation and experience in nutrition research, Doctor Anderson shares some suggestions for improving bowel function and decreasing symptom severity in patients with IBS.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Nocturnal Acid Breakthrough: Its Physiological Significance and Clinical Relevance

William Orr

Nocturnal acid breakthrough (NAB), is not synonymous with nocturnal heartburn which can be of concern because it may be associated with acidic reflux. Doctor Orr gives the pathophysiology of NAB and nocturnal heartburn and the management and treatment.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #9

Enteral Feeding: Dispelling Myths

Carol Rees Parrish and Stacey McCray

Ms. Parrish and Ms. McCray write that total enteral feeding (TEN) is indicated for patients who have a functional GI tract but are unable to nourish themselves by mouth. Their article focuses on the most common \"intolerances\" facing clinicians.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Epithelial Inclusion Cyst of the Cecum

Cesar V. Reyes, Gladell V. Paner and Mary Ahn



FELLOWS' CORNER

An Interesting Case of Whipple's Disease

Anastasia C. Waechter and Darren C. Schwartz

Doctors Waechter and Schwartz write of a case of a 67-year-old patient who presented with a series of symptoms for your diagnosis.



A CASE STUDY

Angle Acuity Between the Ileum and Ascending Colon: A Sign of Infiltrative Disease

Jay P. Babich, Jesse Lachter and Hillel N. Isseroff

The terminal ileum is the most common site in the small bowel to be affected by pathological processes. The aim of the authors' study is to draw attention to the significance of the angle imaged at the ileo-cecal/ ascending colon junction.



A Guide for Patients

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME



Department Review