A SPECIAL ARTICLEDiagnosis and Contemporary Management of Hemorrhoids
The authors write that hemorrhoidal disease can be distinguished from other anorectal problems by obtaining a careful history and a physical examination. They give the anatomy and pathophysiology, history and treatment-both medical and surgical.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #8Nutritional Assessment: Current Concepts and Guidelines for the Busy Physician
"Nutritional screening and assessment are best performed by a mutlidisciplenary team," writes Dr. Seres. The basics of nutrition assessment for the practicing physician and the pathophysiology of the different states of malnutrition are reviewed.
A CASE TO REMEMBERRetractile Mesenteritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Retractile mesenteritis is a rare idiopathic disorder of the mesentery and involves the intestine secondarily. The authors present a case of a 48-year-old patient with retractile mesenteritis successfully treated by surgery.
FELLOWS' CORNERRecurrent Candida Esophagitis in an Immunocompetent 32-year-old Male
Doctors Shirodkar and Baig present a case of a patient presenting with chest pain that radiated to the neck and left upper extremity. They give the tests performed and ask for your diagnosis.