NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #175When a Registered Dietitian Becomes the Patient - Translating the Science of the Low FODMAP Diet to Daily Living
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can severely affect quality of life due to abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. Symptoms can be improved by following a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs), but implementation of this restrictive diet can be challenging. This article provides guidance for all 3 phases of the low FODMAP diet from an IBS patient, who utilized her knowledge as a registered dietitian nutritionist to successfully resolve symptoms, discontinue IBS-related medications, and maintain a nutritionally complete diet.
FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES #43Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
Removal of large colon polyps can put patients at risk for procedure complications and inadequate resection of the lesion. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a well-described technique that is safe and predominantly used for removal of larger lesions (> 1cm) of the gastrointestinal tract, which are limited to the superficial layers such as the mucosa and submucosa. In this article, we discuss several EMR techniques, each with their own indications,risks, and benefits.
DISPATCHES FROM THE GUILD CONFERENCE, SERIES #12Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Older Patient
Older patients with IBD require special attention due to comorbidity, polypharmacy, functional status, and increased risk of infection and malignancy compared to younger IBD patients. Medication interactions, prevention of infection and management of comorbidities may require closer monitoring to determine therapeutic response and to ensure adequate safety of medical therapy for IBD. In this article, we discuss the importance of developing a treatment strategy for older patients with IBD focused on restoration of normal bowel function and improved quality of life, avoidance of hospitalization and unnecessary surgery and minimizing long-term risk of therapies.
A CASE REPORTEsophageal Dieulafoy Lesion - A Rare Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
FUJIFILM DEBUTS INNOVATIVE SURGICAL VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY IN U.S. MARKET
Valhalla, N.Y. - FUJIFILM New Development, U.S.A., Inc., introduced new surgical visualization systems, marking its entry to the growing minimally invasive surgery market in the US. The company plans to expand the current realm of minimally invasive tools, leading the way in developing the next generation of products designed to handle more sophisticated surgeries.
MULTICENTER PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MORE THAN 4,000 PATIENTS SHOWS WATS3D INCREASES DETECTION OF PRE-CANCEROUS CHANGES IN THE ESOPHAGUS BY OVER 80%
SUFFERN, N.Y., - CDx Diagnostics, developer of WATS3D, or Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling with 3D Tissue Analysis for the detection and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus, today announced results from a recent multicenter prospective trial of more than 4,000 patients, demonstrating that adjunctive use of WATS3D increases the detection of both Barrett's esophagus and esophageal dysplasia by over 80%. The study results were published in the latest issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal and featured in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)'s Scope Tech Talk video series.
NOVEL ROLE OF AN ULCERATIVE COLITIS RISK GENE IN INTESTINAL BARRIER FUNCTION: NEW DISCOVERIES COULD LEAD TO NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS
New York, NY - A break-through discovery being reported in the February online issue of Science Magazine advances our understanding of the genetic causes of ulcerative colitis. The research, funded by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation), and conducted by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute, reveals a genetic variant associated with ulcerative colitis (a form of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that controls the intestinal barrier. The finding could lead to new therapeutics that would restore patients' normal intestinal functioning to relieve symptoms and put their disease into remission.
ASPEN RELEASES NOVEL VIDEOS ON BEST PRACTICES FOR PLACEMENT AND VERIFICATION OF NG TUBES IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
SILVER SPRING, MD - ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, has released the NOVEL Project videos highlighting best practices for inserting and verifying the placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes in pediatric patients with the use of pH measurement for placement verification.
May 19 - 23, 2018 The 2018 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Scientific Meeting
June 2-5, 2018 Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
July 13, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET The American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Webinar
July 21, 2018 Mastering Clinical Challenges and Emerging Therapies in IBD