February 2007 Vol 0 Issue 2

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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, SERIES #28

The Pregnant IBD Patient: What Every Gastroenterologist Should Conider

Nimisha Parekh and Sunanda Kane

Several questions such as inheritance, fertility and effects of IBD on pregnancy arise is the case of women with IBD who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant. This article addresses these questions.



GI MOTILITY: A SERIES FROM THE AMS, SERIES #6

Gastrointestinal Functional and Motility Disorders: The Patient Perspective

Nancy J. Norton

Successful management of functional and motility disorders depends on both the physician and patient working together. Physicians need to understand the patient?s symptoms within the context of their daily living experiences and patients need to better communicate their symptoms to their physician.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #47

38 Diverticular Diseases: Evidence for Dietary Intervention

Diklar Makola

The author suggests that it is reasonable to recommend a high-fiber diet until large scale, well controlled studies demonstrate either benefit or failure.



THE CELIAC DIET, SERIES #6

Kids and the Gluten-Free Diet

Mary K. Sharrett and Pam Cureton

The gluten-free diet presents a unique challenge for children with celiac disease and their families. Frequent follow-up and monitoring, educational resources and support groups can aid families in maintaining a gluten-free diet.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Fistulizing Crohn's Disease: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Aparna K. Mukherjee, Patrick J. McDevitt and Tri H. Le

Presented here is a case of factitious disorder suspected to be Crohn's Disease which highlights the importance of early diagnosis of a frequently missed disorder.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

The Antibiotic Rifaximin Improves Hepatic Encephalopathy Symptoms in Patients with Cirrhosis Due to Hepatitis C

Melissa Palmer

Dr. Palmer gives a review of 37 patients in a private outpatient setting who were treated with rifaximin for hepatic encephalopathy (HE).



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From the Literature

Fulminant HAV Infection in the U.S.

To identify readily available laboratory and clinical features associated with a poor prognosis among acute liver failure patients (ALF) with HAV infection (hepatitis A virus infection), a study was carried out.



Entecavir Resistance in Nave Patients With HBV

Comprehensive monitoring of genotypic and phenotypic antiviral resistance was performed on 673 Entecavir-treated nucleoside HBV patients.



Book Reviews

Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, 2nd ed

Sharma P. and Sampliner R.
Blackwell Publishing, Malden MA, 2006
ISBN: 1405127864; $149.95

In 2001, Prateek Sharma and Richard Sampliner assembled a superb textbook (First Edition) on Barrett's
esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Once again, outstanding authors were selected to write the individual chapters for the Second Edition.