VIRAL HEPATITIS, SERIES #3Hepatitis C?Advances in Therapy
This article summarizes current treatment recommendations and discusses alternative approaches to therapy in patients with hepatitis C.
COLORECTAL CANCER, SERIES #5New Post-Polypectomy Surveillance Guidelines
Dr. Winawer writes that "it must be emphasized that for surveillance to be effective certain criteria needs to be met." His article details the criteria.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, SERIES # 32The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Periano-Rectal Crohn?s Disease
Traditional options for diagnosing suspected perianal fistula or abscess have included fistulography, computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging and examination under anesthesia. Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is emerging as an accurate diagnostic modality for periano-rectal disease in patients with Crohn's disease.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #53Clinical Ramifications of Malabsorption of Fructose and Other Short-chain Carbohydrates
Pain, bloating, wind, constipation and/or diarrhea are commonly present in various gastrointestinal disorders. Fructose is receiving increasing attention as a factor in the diet that, when malabsorbed may cause these symptoms. This article covers the relationship of fructose and other carbohydrates to gastrointestinal disorders.
A CASE REPORTAn Uncommon Cause of Recurrent Painless Gastrointestinal Bleeding in an Adult Male
This case highlights the importance of a Technetium 99m pertechnate scan in the evaluation of painless recurrent GI bleeding.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK
Novel Treatments May Help Alleviate Constipation, IBS in Women
Three new therapy options, including two novel medications, showed promise in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to research.
Studies Assess Effectiveness of Serotonin and Nerve Stimulants on Irritable Bowel Syndromes
Studies have shown that gastrointestinal (GI) tract function is often influenced by specific stimulants or reactors, which sometimes cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or constipation. Two studies take a closer look at GI stimulation, including one examining the role of serotonin and reactions to certain types of foods and another looking at the potential therapeutic value of nerve stimulation for constipation.