DISEASES OF THE PANCREASIntroduction to a New Series
The pancreas is a vital organ that performs many complex exocrine and endocrine functions through various secretions. This important new series will address various aspects of pancreatic disorders including etiology, pathogenesis, complications, diagnosis and treatment.
DISEASES OF THE PANCREAS, SERIES #1Surgical Management of Incidentally Identified Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
Pancreatic cystic lesions are being identified more frequently due to the widespread use of state of the art imaging. Management of such lesions poses a conundrum due to the uncertainty of the behavior of these pancreatic cysts, which range from benign to malignant. Here we review the surgical approach to pancreatic cystic neoplasms.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #99Gastroparesis and Nutrition: The Art
This article will review the anatomy and physiology of gastroparesis, discuss some of the treatment options available and outline recommendations for nutritional monitoring and therapy for patients with gastroparesis.
HEPATITIS C: A NEW ERA OF TREATMENT, SERIES #2The Impact of Exercise and Nutrition on the Outcome of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C
This article summarizes the published literature on lifestyle interventions that can optimize the health of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
A CASE TO REMEMBERA Rare Cause of Hematemesis in an Infant
This case illustrates the need to consider early endoscopy in young infants who present with hematemesis in order to determine an accurate diagnosis.
A CASE REPORTDiagnosis of Multifocal Small Bowel Carcinoid with Double Balloon Enteroscopy
This case illustrates the need for the clinician to be wary of the diagnosis in order to find the disease at its earliest stages.
Lialda® (Mesalamine) Now Approved in U.S. for Maintenance of Remission of Ulcerative Colitis
Lialda has been indicated for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and is now also approved for the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis
Dr. Oz Highlights the Importance of Following Bowel Preparation Instructions Before Colonoscopy
One of the most important steps in colonoscopy is patient bowel preparation to ensure that the colon is thoroughly cleaned before the exam so that the doctor can clearly see the entire colon to look for abnormalities. This week, Dr. Mehmet Oz explains in a TIME magazine article how his poor bowel preparation prior to his colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer required him to undergo an early repeat exam after a polyp was found and how he then put off that repeat exam despite the recommendations of his doctor.