COLORECTAL CANCER: AN UPDATE, SERIES #7Pharmacological Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
Chemoprevention for colorectal cancer involves the long-term use of nutritional or pharmacological agents that can delay, prevent or even reverse this process. The authors detail some of the available pharmacological agents that have been studied in the chemoprevention setting.
VIRAL HEPATITIS, SERIES #5Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is one of the most common causes of viral hepatitis in the U.S. Vaccination has decreased the incidence but severe HVA can occur in healthy individuals. The authors advise any person who is at risk for contacting HAV to be vaccinated.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, SERIES #34Management of Low-grade Dysplasia in Ulcerative Colitis
Should patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) be managed conservatively with intensive surveillance, endoscopic polypectomy or mucosal resection, or should all patients have an early colectomy? Dr. Robinson's article explores some of the arguments regarding this question.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #55Parenteral Nutrition in Pancreatitis is Pass?: But Are We Ready for Gastric Feeding? A Practical Guide to Jejunal Feeding: Revenge of the Cyst?Part II
Nutrition support is required to prevent or reverse malnutrition in 15 to 20 percent of patients that develop severe complicated pancreatitis who are unable to resume oral intake in seven to ten days. The best data available shows that jejunal EN improves outcomes compared to PN.
A SPECIAL ARTICLELonger Term Clinical Outcomes After Radiofrequency Therapy for Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
The data in this article was collected before Curon Medical, Inc. temporarily halted the distribution of the Stretta system due to financial problems. The authors of this paper conclude that lessons learned from initial devices can be applied to the next generaton of devices.
A CASE REPORTExploring The Link Between Eosinophilic Esophagitis And Esophageal Foreign Bodies In The Pediatric Population
A report of 61 consecutive patients with acute dysphasia and endoscopic evaluation for a suspected esophageal foreign body.
News items of interest to the nation's gastroenterologists.
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COX-2 Inhibitors Delay Pancreatic Cancer Precursors in Mice
Phase II Study of Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Efficacy in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Marijuana Component Opens the Door for Virus That Causes Kaposi’s Sarcoma
Increase in House Calls
New Minimally Invasive Sampling Technique Allows for Earlier Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
World’s Largest Diet-Cancer Study Confirms Current Advice on Alcohol
The EPIC Study
Behind the Alcohol—Cancer Link
Murray H. Cohen, D.O., editor of "From the Literature" reviews papers in gastroenterology that readers may have missed.
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Findings Suggesting Crohn's Disease in Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis
Terminal Ileum Biopsies—Diagnostic Value
MRI and Acute Pancreatitis
Double-Balloon Enteroscopy in Refractory Sprue