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Feeding Tube Response in Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in young children can be associated with poor feeding as well as associated failure to thrive/failure to gain weight. Thus, use of nasogastric (NG) tube feeds as […]

Nutritional Considerations for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

While the hallmarks of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are pain, joint instability, and injuries to soft tissues, most patients with hEDS and HSD have a […]

The Basics of Liver Transplantation for the Primary Care Provider and the General Gastroenterologist 

Liver transplant remains a well-established treatment that can drastically improve the survival and quality of life for patients with end-stage liver disease and certain hepatic malignancies. It is crucial for […]

Endoscopic Therapy for Refractory Benign Esophageal Strictures

The management of refractory benign esophageal strictures (RBES) presents a formidable clinical challenge, necessitating frequent interventions to ameliorate symptoms and enhance the quality of life for affected individuals. Among the […]

CONSITPATION

Kiwifruit in the Clinic: Nutritional Insights and Evidence-based Applications for Constipation

Chronic constipation is a common presenting concern in primary care and gastroenterology clinics. Multiple factors can contribute to constipation, including dietary habits, physical activity, dehydration, medication side effects, systemic diseases, […]

Pancreatic Duct Leaks

Pancreatic Duct Leaks

INTRODUCTION Pancreatic duct (PD) leaks can occur in the setting of acute or chronic pancreatitis, trauma, or pancreatic resection. Their clinical manifestations vary widely depending on the underlying etiology and […]

Nutrition Reviews in Gastroenterology, SERIES #11

The Use of Curcumin in Ulcerative Colitis: Current Evidence and Practical Applications

Although pharmacologic agents (mesalamine, immunomodulators, biologics, and small molecule inhibitors) have been established as safe and effective treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), patients with IBD report using nutraceutical supplements […]

Dispatches from the GUILD Conference, Series #57

Cardiovascular Risk in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Another Reason to Control Disease Activity

“Major adverse cardiovascular events” (MACE) are an important endpoint for clinical trials of agents used in chronic inflammatory conditions. The risk of MACE and venous thromboembolism are elevated among patients […]

From the Pediatric Literature

Zonulin and Pediatric Celiac Disease

Permeability of the intestinal tract is thought to play a role in the development of celiac disease (CD), and markers for intestinal permeability would be helpful in discovering the pathogenesis […]

FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES #89

Disposable Endoscopes: Current Status and Future Directions

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that allows visualization and therapeutic maneuvers to be performed in the bile and pancreatic ducts. ERCP has traditionally been performed […]

NUTRITION REVIEWS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #10

Nitrogen Balance: Revisiting Clinical Applications in Contemporary Practice

Proteins play vital roles in metabolic reactions in both healthy and critically ill adults. Nitrogen balance (NB) studies serve as a key metric for protein metabolism. Despite its introduction in […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE GUILD CONFERENCE, SERIES #56

A Review on the Management of Postoperative Crohn’s Disease

Postoperative Crohn’s disease recurrence often precedes the emergence of clinical symptomatology and requires detection and management strategies for early objective recurrence. A multidisciplinary approach to optimize patients for surgery via […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE GUILD CONFERENCE, SERIES #55

Liver Masses: Work up and When to Worry

Liver lesions are common. A nodule found on ultrasound could be benign without the need for follow-up or malignant requiring urgent attention. This review examines the differential diagnosis, epidemiology, and […]

GUILD Conference

INTRODUCTION: DISPATCHES FROM THE GUILD CONFERENCE

Introduction: Dispatches from the GUILD Conference 2024

Welcome to the eighth annual Dispatches from GUILD Conference series. The Gastrointestinal Updates-Bowel-Liver Inflammatory Disease (GUILD) Conference is an annual CME conference held in Maui, Hawaii every February (GUILD 2024: […]

FROM THE PEDIATRIC LITERATURE

Use of Pictograms to Help Diagnose Functional Abdominal Pain

Functional abdominal pain (FAP) is a common presentation in both general pediatric and pediatric gastroenterology clinics, and there is no specific test to diagnose this disorder. A clinical history helps in determining […]

FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES #88

Radiofrequency Ablation for Indications Beyond Barrett’s Esophagus

INTRODUCTION  Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was first approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and for gastric hemostatic applications.1 RFA uses […]

Nutrition Care for Patients with Upper GI Malignancies: Part 2 – Gastric Cancer

NUTRITION REVIEWS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Nutrition Care for Patients with Upper GI Malignancies: Part 2 – Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer and cancer related deaths worldwide. While accounting for only 1.5% of cancers in the United States, gastric cancer has one of the […]

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