COLORECTAL CANCER, SERIES #4Post-polypectomy Surveillance?Who and How
Dr. Young writes that several factors determine whether surveillance is appropriate and how it may be conducted. His paper covers the history and nature of a polyp, treatment and follow-up surveillance.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH, SERIES # 31Thromboembolic Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are some three times more likely than the general population to have a thromboembolic event. This article addresses the issue of the increased risk and the reasons for it and what can be done to minimize the risk.
TREATMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, SERIES #9Recto-sigmoid Colon Perforation During Retroflexion: Is There a Relationship to Rectal Prolapse?
The authors write that rectal prolapse may increase the risk of perforation during retroflexion and that endocopists should use caution when performing this examination in the presence of rectal prolapse.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #52Intravenous Fluids: It's More than Just "Fill 'Er Up!"
This paper highlights several important considerations in the management of intravenous fluids, specifically sodium and water. The sodium content of various salt-containing fluids and supplements are given and the general principles of sodium and water administration are described.
GERD IN THE 21st CENTURY, SERIES #22Immediate-release Omeprazole Powder: An Effective Alternative Approach to Refractory GERD
A report of a study of patients with refractory GERD.
A CASE REPORTEndoscpopic Treatment of a Cervical Esophageal Dissection Using a Polyflex Self-expanding Plastic Stent
A case report illustrating the use of a polyflex stent in the upper distal hypopharynx that would not have been feasible with the traditional metal stent.
A case for you to solve.
A CASE REPORTAcute Liver Failure Secondary to Clarithromycin. A Case Report and a Literature Review
A case of acute liver failure after the use of clarithromycin in a patient with alcoholic liver disease who was being treated for pneumonia.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK
Topics in this section:
New Techniques Redefine Assessment of Liver Disease
Spotlight on Liver Disease: Improving Today's Treatments
The Hepatitis C Link: Diagnose, Treat, Transplant
Could Statins Be a New Option for Hepatitis C Patients?
New Prevention, Treatment Methods For Patients With Painful Bowel Inflammation
Murray H. Cohen, D.O., editor of "From the Literature" reviews papers in gastroenterology that readers may have missed.
Topics in this section:
Capsule Endoscopy In Intestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Post-ERCP Pancreatitis and Extent of Ductal Opacification
Case Reports Esophageal Trauma from Ingested Food
Lactulose in PSE
Sertraline Treatment for Cholestatic Pruritus
Low-Grade Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus
Hepatitis E Vaccine
Noncardiac Chest Pain and Theophylline