June 2004 Vol Issue

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GERD IN THE 21ST CENTURY, SERIES #6

Pathophysiology of GERD: Ineffective Esophageal Motility

Radu Tutuian and Donald O. Castell

Impaired esophageal motility is a common finding in patients with GERD. This article by Doctors Tutuian and Castell addresses the role of esophageal motility in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.



GERIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES # 12

Nutrition in Older Adults

Ajit J. Kokkat, T.S. Dharmarajan and C.S. Pitchumoni

The authors write that appropriate food choices in older adults could improve longevity and quality of life. Their article provides guidelines for nutritional counseling.



COLORECTAL CANCER, SERIES #3

Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) vs. Office-Based Guaiac Fecal Occult Test (FOBT)

Graeme P. Young

Doctor Young gives a detailed analysis of the different fecal blood tests available to identify people who are more likely to have neoplasias and so direct them to colonoscopy.



FOODBORNE ILLNESS, SERIES #4

Seafood Intoxication

Cody B. Barnett and Jack A. DiPalma

Physicians are more likely to see seafood poisoning in this age of increasing economy and travel, write doctors Barnett and DiPalma. Their article covers the diagnosis and treatment and cautions that prevention is the best way to avoid toxin-induced illness.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #18

Post-Gastrectomy: Managing the Nutrition Fallout

Amy E. Radigan

Ms. Radigan writes that although gastric resections are performed less frequently today, clinicians are still faced with treating these patients. Her article describes the various gastric resections and provides guidelines for the management of both acute and long-term nutrition related side effects.



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