EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS, #5Dissecting the Epidemiology of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Here we discuss the epidememiology of Pancreatic cancer (PCa), the eighth leading cause of death from cancer in men and the ninth leading cause of death from cancer in women throughout the world. Delay in diagnosis, surgically inaccessible location of the pancreas, absence of classic symptoms of the disease and poverty of molecular biomarkers result in a diagnostic challenge.
GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY AND FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS, SERIES #5Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria and Insights into Long Term Treatment Outcomes
The alternating pattern of disease and disease-free periods distinguishes cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) from other disorders of nausea and vomiting. This entity has been increasingly recognized in adults and has resulted in significant morbidity and poor quality of life. Recent referral patterns suggest prevalence of up to 0.2% in the adult population and an explanation for nausea and vomiting in 12% of a referral population to a teaching academic center. In this article we discuss diagnostic criteria and insights into long term treatment outcomes.
HEPATITIS C: A NEW ERA OF TREATMENT, SERIES #7Knowledge Gaps About Hepatitis C Prognosis and Treatment Among Non-Gastroenterologists and Medical Students
Given the availability of new Hepatitis C (HCV) therapeutics and increased potential for cure, it is necessary to assess knowledge about treatments among current and future physicians in the United States. Here, the authors aim to quantify the awareness of HCV curability and treatment among gastroenterologists, primary care physicians and medical students.
FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES # 15Bile Duct Injuries: Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Treatment
Here we discuss bile duct injuries, which can have substantial medical and psychological impact on patients and can require significant healthcare resources for diagnosis and management. They are most commonly treated using endoscopic techniques, but may require a multi-disciplinary approach with percutaneous and surgical approaches as well. The topic of bile duct injuries pertains to several medical specialties including general and transplant surgery, gastroenterology, interventional radiology, and general medicine services which may work as a multidisciplinary team to formulate an individualized plan for each patient.