COLORECTAL CANCER, SERIES #3The Role of Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Screening for Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Allison discusses the various FOBTs available for screening for colorectal cancer and makes the argument that FOBT screening is still relevant and important in population screening efforts.
VIRAL HEPATITIS, SERIES #2Hepatitis B and C Co-infection with Co-morbid Psychiatric Illness
Psychiatric Illness may dispose patients to HBV and HCV and psychiatric illness may emerge as medication-related side effects from antiviral treatment for HCV. As such, physicians treating these patients need to be aware of the co-morbid and psychiatric illnesses in these patients and to offer care in an integrated model of care delivery.
GI MOTILITY: A SERIES FROM THE AMS, SERIES #10Pharmacological Management of Chronic Gastroparesis
This article will provide the practicing gastroenterologist, trainees, internists and primary care physicians with a broad-based review of pharmacological therapy available for the medical management of patients with chronic gastroparesis.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #51The BRAT Diet for Acute Diarrhea in Children: Should It Be Used?
The authors review data addressing the safety and efficacy in diets for treating diarrhea in children and found them lacking in energy, fat and several micronutrients. Their advice?prompt feeding and age appropriate food should continue during acute diarrhea.
THE CELIAC DIET, SERIES #10Management of Dialysis Patients with Celiac Disease
Although rare, celiac and kidney disease have been reported in the same individual. This article reviews the renal dietary guidelines and provides suggestions on how to combine these guidelines with managing celiac disease.
A CASE TO REMEMBERA Case of Gallbladder Cancer with Extensive Lymphadenopathy Mimicking Klatskin Tumor
The authors write "there appears to be a relationship between gallstones and the development of gallbladder cancer." There certainly was in this case.
Stretta For Long-Term Results
The aim of this study was to assess symptom and medication changes after the Stretta procedure during a four-year follow-up period.
EUS Versus CT and PET in Esophageal Carcinoma Staging
To determine the value and role of EUS when used in conjunction with CT and PET imaging in staging cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction, a retrospective single-center clinical trial was carried out in an academic tertiary care center. Data were examined for 56 patients who concomitantly underwent examination with EUS, CT, and PVT in a multimodality staging program.
News items of interest to the nation's gastroenterologists
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Nationwide Awards Recognize Nurses, Associates and Nursing Teams that Specialize in Gastroenterology
Center For Advanced GI in Maitland, Florida Adds Smartpill GI Monitoring System to Practice Resources
Revolutionary Surgical Procedure Results in No Scars, Minimal Pain
Avantis Medical Systems Announces FDA 510(K) Approval For The Third Eye Retroscope
Colonography Over Colonoscopy in Patients on Blood Thinners