NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #77Diagnosis, Treatment and Nutritional Management of Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is a rare, chronic disorder of the luminal gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms and signs suggest a mechanical bowel obstruction, although in the evaluation of patients with CIP, both routine and specialized tests fail to identify evidence of mechanical obstruction. This review will focus on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of patients with CIP
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, SERIES #54Is Anti-TNF Therapy Always Prohibited in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Previous Malignancy?
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is an action to necrose tumor cells. Treatment to inhibit with TNF raises all sorts of alarm bells if a patient has a previous history of malignancy. It implies that anti-TNF simply shouldnÃ¢ÂÂt be given to such a patient. Is this a no-brainer for clinicians?
CELIAC DISEASE: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND UPDATE, SERIES #4Medications: A Hidden Source of Gluten
Gluten is the storage protein in wheat, rye and barley. Food is generally thought to be the primary source of gluten intake. However, medications can be a hidden source of gluten with potentially long-term intestinal damage and exacerbate celiac symptoms.
Pocket Handbook of GI Pharmacotherapeutics
This soft cover, small pocket handbook provides instant access for the practicing gastroenterologist to therapeutic regimens for various gastrointestinal disorders. The book is small and thus could easily be placed in a physicians jacket. Major gastrointestinal disorders are represented in this book and include peptic disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, general gastrointestinal motility disorders, specific gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastrointestinal infections. In addition, there are several chapters in the category of liver disease including hepatitis, cholestasis, hepatic encephalopathy, pruritus, nutrition, and enzyme deficiency.