October 2016 Vol XL Issue 10

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LIVER DISORDERS, SERIES #6

A Review of the Pathogenesis, Management and Complications of Portal Hypertension and Ascites

Courtney Reynolds, Emily Law, Duminda Suraweera, Gaurav Singhvi

Portal hypertension is an important cause of mortality globally and a frequent consequence of end stage liver disease in the United States. If untreated, portal hypertension results in the associated conditions of ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatorenal syndrome and cardiopulmonary disease. Here, we will review portal hypertension focusing upon the etiology of cirrhosis.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #156

Sterile Water and Enteral Feeding: Fear Over Logic

Todd W. Rice

Many practitioners believe they must utilize sterile water for administration into enteral feeding tubes, yet the data supporting this practice are very limited. This manuscript will expose the flaws in the rationale behind the practice and outline why other forms of potable water are not only acceptable, but preferred as the type of water to administer to patients with enteral feeding tubes.



FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES #30

Use of a Lumen Apposing Metal Stent to Treat a Refractory Benign Esophageal Stricture

Sheeva Parbhu, Douglas G. Adler

Esophageal strictures are a common cause of dysphagia, the abnormal passage of solids or liquids through the esophagus. For some patients with benign esophageal strictures, fully covered metal stents can be used to dilate the stricture, alleviate dysphagia and allow for the passage of liquid and solid food. In this case report, we describe a novel, off label use of an existing fully covered self-expanding metal stent (AXIOS, Boston Scientific, Natick MA) for the treatment of a patient who presented with a refractory benign esophageal stricture.



A CASE REPORT

Pneumoperitoneum Due to a Transmural Anal Fissure

Glen Huang, Hussam Bitar



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Medical Bulletin Board

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JOIN US FOR GUILD 2017
Gastroenterologoy Updates in IBD and Liver Disease

MAUI, HAWAII - Wailea Marriott, February 19-22, 2017. We are pleased to introduce The GUILD Conference, a new annual 4-day CME medical conference endorsed by the AGA Institute.



Meetings Calendar

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting - October 14-19, 2016
December 8-10, 2016 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Clinical & Research Conference
February 19-22, 2017 - The GUILD Conference