A SPECIAL ARTICLEMELD Score: The Implementation of Evidence-Based Selection Criteria for Allocation of Donor Livers
This article by doctors Verma, Keeffe and Ahmed was written to update physicians with the changes in policies for liver transplantation. The content was prepared based on commonly asked questions from referring primary care physicians.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #6Nutrition for Patients with Hepatic Failure
Factors that contribute to malnutrition in patients with hepatic failure include altered metabolic rate, fat malabsorption, early satiety and impaired gastric emptying. This article by Mr. Krenitsky, addresses strategies for the clinician to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent nutrition delivery in this population.
A SPECIAL ARTICLEEndoscopic Stenting: An Overview of Potential Complications
Doctors Patel, Patwardhan and Levey write that endoscopic stenting has become a widely used treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary strictures. Their article is a review of endoscopic stenting and its complications.
FELLOWS' CORNERRectal Dieulafoy's Lesion Presenting as Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Dieulafoy's lesion may be found in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach. Doctors Nambiar and Yadav present a case of the lesion on the rectum, a rarity with less than 10 cases reported.