September 2004 Vol Issue

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NFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Introduction to a New Series

Seymour Katz



NFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Adherence Issues in the Patient with InflammatoryBowel Disease, Series #1

Sunanda V. Kane

In this first article for the series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(IBD), Dr. Kane addresses the problem of patients who do not
take their medication as prescribed.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Obstructive Jaundice Secondary to Metastatic Cancer:A Review

S. Patel, N. Kheterpal, R. Patwardhan and J. Levey

The authors review the characteristics of the common primary tumors causing metastatic biliary obstruction.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #20

Nutrition in Renal Failure: Myths and Management

Joe Krenitsky

"The course of malnutrition in renal failure is multifactorial, but gastrointestinal symptoms frequently contribute to decrease food intake," writes Mr. Krenitsky. Dietary management is essential for patients with chronic kidney disease and he anticipates increased interaction of gastroenterologists and patients who have kidney disease-treating underlying GI issues.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

T.S. Dharmarajan and V. Polavarapu

Dysphagia may result from a variety of structural and functional
abnormalities. Presented is a case with two etiologies.



FELLOWS' CORNER

A case for you to solve.

Mehul Lalani and Brian Berk

A case for you to solve.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Update on Current Standards of Care in the Diagnosis andManagement of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): DiagnosisPart I

Perry Hookman and Jamie S. Barkin

Doctors Hookman and Barkin write that NAFLD may be the most
prevalent form of hepatic disease in the United States. Part I of
their paper deals with the histology, epidemiology and obese-related
spectrum of NAFLD/NASH. Part II will cover the medical therapy
and will appear in the October issue of Practical Gastroenterology.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Changes in Information toAcute Liver Failure: Early Referral is the Key

Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group Sites by State



Department Review