VIRAL HEPATITISIntroduction to a New Series
VIRAL HEPATITIS, SERIES #1Increasing Adherence to Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C After Liver Transplantation by Starting at Lower Drug Doses and Adding Growth Factors
Report of a study to determine if the use of escalating doses of interferon and ribavirin along with growth factors increases the adherence to therapy in patients with recurrent hepatitis C.
COLORECTAL CANCER, SERIES #2Influence of Screening on the Incidence and Mortality of CRC
Doctor Lambert's paper gives the definition, evaluation and strategies of screening for colorectal cancer. He concludes "the development of primary screening with endoscopy will increase the impact of screening on the incidence, and specific mortality from colorectal cancer."
GI MOTILITY: A SERIES FROM THE AMS, SERIES #9The GI Surgeon and Gastroparesis
The complexity of gastroparesis makes it a challenge to define the role of surgical intervention. This article provides an overview of current surgical treatment modalities.
A SPECIAL ARTICLEUpdate on Treatment of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using Gastrointestinal Serotonergic Agonists and Antagonists
Serotonin is a key factor in GI functions, including motility, visceral sensitivity and intestinal secretion. Insight into the critical role serotonin plays in the GI tract function has led to the development of GI tract-specific serontonin agonists and antagonists. Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that several of these agents provide relief in patients with IBS and that they reduce the severity of individual symptoms in these patients.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #50Bottled Water Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction
This article examines the basic differences between tap water and bottled water, the safety of reusing plastic water bottles, and the safety of popular refillable sports bottles.
THE CELIAC DIET, SERIES #9The Gluten-Free Vegetarian
While challenging, an gluten-free vegetarian diet can be nutritionally adequate, satisfying and healthful. This article provides ideas, recipes and sample meals for vegetarians and vegans who must maintain a gluten-free diet.
A CASE TO REMEMBERDiffuse Hepatic Melanoma Mimicking Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis
A report of a case of acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) diagnosed clinically and was found to be diffuse hepatitic melanoma
Gastroenterology Quick Glance
McGraw Hill, 2006
ISBN: 0071421904; $49.95
This pocket-sized handbook packs plenty of information to satisfy the training GI fellow and is more than enough for medical residents and students.
The Clinician's Guide to Acid Peptic Disorders and Motility Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Parkman HP and Robert S Fisher RS.
SLACK Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 2006
ISBN-10: 1-55642-716-6; $62.95
This is an excellent update and comprehensive review of clinical motility in today's practice.
Murray H. Cohen, D.O., editor of "From the Literature" reviews papers in gastroenterology that readers may have missed.
Topics in this section:
Reducing Dose in Retreatment of Patients with Hepatitis C
Portal Venous Thrombosis — Natural History and Therapy
Once Versus Twice MMX Mesalamine in UC
Ribavirin Dose Reduction in HCV Therapy
Treatment of Lamivudine-Resistant HBV
Octreotide in Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia
Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Pancreatitis
Anticoagulation After Treatment for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Endoscopic Pancreatic Function Testing
Drug-Induced Microscopic Colitis
Tegaserod in Chronic Constipation in Men
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obesity
Technique to Improve Visibility During Colonoscopy
Multi-Channel Intraluminal Impedance Combined with or Separate from pH Studies in GERD
FROM THE PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY LITERATURE
Topics in this section:
Does Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Heterozygote Status Worsen Chronic Liver Disease in Children?
Nitric Oxide and Necrotizing Enterocolitis