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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 […]

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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 […]

A CASE REPORT

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Fixation of Intrathoracic Gastric Volvulus and Giant Paraesophageal Hernia

by Karmen Gill, David Wozny, Satinder Gill Displacement of the stomach into the chest occurs secondary to a weakening of gastric anchoring ligaments and an enlargement of the esophageal hiatus.1 When […]

FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES #87

The Role of ERCP in Patients with Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Trauma

INTRODUCTION Abdominal trauma affects a wide range of demographics and is considered a significant cause of patient mortality. Abdominal trauma can be difficult to diagnose due to the broad presentation […]

LIVER DISORDERS

An Enhancing Review of Focal Liver Lesions

Liver lesions are commonly encountered in our current practice of medicine. Focal liver lesionsencompass the cystic and solid lesions that providers may encounter. Lesions vary greatly.Most encountered lesions are benign. […]

NUTRITION REVIEWS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Nutrition Care for Patients with Upper GI Malignancies: Part 1 – Head and Neck Cancer

Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) often present to their first oncology appointment with malnutrition. The various HNC treatments frequently exacerbate their malnutrition; if patients are not malnourished initially, […]

NUTRITION REVIEWS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Micronutrient Considerations for Celiac Disease

While the benefit of a gluten-free diet to promote healing in individuals with celiac disease is clear, it is critical for providers to consider the micronutrient fluctuations that are associated […]

FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY

EUS-Guided Choledochoduodenostomy: Current Role and Status

 There are a variety of conditions which may lead to biliary obstruction, usually as a result of malignancy. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is usually highly successful in relieving biliary obstruction […]

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