March 2010 Vol XXXIV Issue 3

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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, SERIES #58

E. coli Nissle 1917 in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Michael Schultz, Grant Butt

This article critically reviews the clinical uses of E. coli Nissle 1917 in the treatment of IBD and also highlights some of the mechanisms that may be responsible for the observed probiotic effects.



A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis

John Pohl

This article discusses the importance of nutrition therapy and screening for malnutrition in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, and a multi-disciplinary approach to CF-associated gastrointestinal disease.



DISEASES OF THE BILIARY TRACT, SERIES #2

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Abhijit Kulkarni

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction diagnosis and therapy require ahigh-level of understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of the area. This review discusses the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of SOD.



A CASE REPORT

Sump SyndromeóA Case of Endoscopic Biliary "Rendez-Vous" Procedure

Richard C. Feldstein, Lourdes G. Bahamonde, Maria E. Pena, David E. Bernstein

This case is an example of a biliary endoscopic "rendez-vous" procedure that successfully acquired transpapillary access to the biliary tree.



Departments Section


Book Reviews

Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource

This board review book was written by Dr. Brennan Siegel who is assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA as well as chief of education and training in the UCLA GI fellowship program. He has contributed to over 60 peerreviewed papers and publications; he is also a peer reviewer for numerous medical journals. The information in the text is formulated from his experience teaching board review courses at UCLA.



Curbside Consultation in GERD: 49 Clinical Questions

Curbside Consultation in GERD is part of a new series of books on pertinent topics in gastroenterology. Published in 2008, this title is a concise, well-written, easy-to-follow, and relevant publication written by an established authority in the field of reflux and esophagology, Philip Katz.