COLORECTAL CANCER: AN UPDATE FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTIONIntroduction to a New Series
COLORECTAL CANCER: AN UPDATE, SERIES #1Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Which Tests for Which Patients in 2007?
Dr. Bond writes that the two objectives of screening for colorectal cancer are to detect curable cancers and to prevent cancer by resecting premalignant adenomatous polyps. He gives guidelines for screening and the advantages and limitations for methods of screening.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, SERIES #30Is There a Map (Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis)For Treating Crohn's Disease?
Much basic and clinical research has been conducted to evaluate an association between Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease. Antibiotic therapies have provided prolonged response rates that are comparable to or better than the present use of biological agents in patients with active Crohn's disease.
GI MOTILITY: A SERIES FROM THE AMS, SERIES #8Contribution of Gut Microbes to Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Increasing evidence confirms that the biology of gut bacteria and the human host including the motility of our gastrointestinal tract are inseparable. These findings argue for the need of new diagnostic and treatment approaches directed at small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #49Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia in the Enterally Fed Critically Ill Ventilated Patient:Keeping the Head Up Takes a Village
One of the most serious complications in the critically ill patient is aspiration resulting in healthcare associated pneumonia. This paper discusses intervention methods and suggests how the healthcare team might work together to effect positive outcomes in this vulnerable patient population.
THE CELIAC DIET, SERIES #8The Gluten-free Diet: Can Your Patient Afford It?
One of the most significant challenges celiac patients face is the much higher cost of gluten-free foods. This article will help patients manage the cost of GF diets and focus on the naturally gluten-free foods that they CAN eat.
A SPECIAL ARTICLEThe Evolution of Feeding-decompression: Automatic Monitoring and Control of Inflow
Dr. Moss' article reviews the latest advance in a practical, automatic regimen to provide optimum nutrition within minutes of surgery without discarding enteric fluids.
A CASE TO REMEMBERPrimary Hepatic Actinomycosis: Case Report and Literature Review
Actinomycosis is a rare cause of liver abscess and most commonly occurs as a consequence of prior infection or abdominal surgery. This case illustrated the rarity and the challenges in establishing an accurate diagnosis in order to provide appropriate medical or surgical treatment.
FELLOWS' CORNERCase Report
A case for you to solve.
Challenges in Colorectal Cancer, 2nd Edition
Scholefield JH, Abcarian H, Grothey A and Maughan T, Editors Blackwell Publishing, 2006 ISBN 0-632-05116-7; $139.95 This book is well written by international experts in the field of colorectal cancer. The book covers several aspects of CRC management from screening and prevention to surgery and chemotherapy.
Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
Most Gastroenterology training programs devote minimal time to nutrition course work, yet nutritional therapy is relevant to every facet of digestive disease. This comprehensive text, the effort of seventy experts in nutrition, is very appropriate for the trainee, as well as for all health care professionals seeking an update in clinical nutrition.
Murray H. Cohen, D.O., editor of "From the Literature" reviews papers in gastroenterology that readers may have missed.
Topics in this section:
Adalimumab Maintenance in Crohn's Disease
MMX Mesalamine in UC
Life Style Factors and Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms in Twins
Missed Colorectal Cancers After Colonoscopy, Risk Factors
Diverticular Disease-Associated Segmental Colitis