December 2006 Vol Issue

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Remission in Trials of Ulcerative Colitis: What Does It Mean?

Doctors Travis and Dinesen write that there is no generally accepted definition of remission in ulcerative colitis (UC). The natural history of UC has both relapses and remissions and the definition of remission needs to be validated if the results of clinical trials are to be compared.

Liver Dysfunction Associated with Parenteral Nutrition: What are the Options?

Patients who cannot support their nutritional needs via the enteral route due to intestinal failure often require parenteral nutrition (PN) Prolonged PN support has shown an association between PN and an array of hepatobiliary complications. The purpose of this review is to aid in the development of a treatment plan for PN-associated liver disfunction in adult patients.

Intramucosal Esophageal Perforation with Nasogastric Tube: A Case Report and Discussion

Perforation of the hypopharnyx, esophagus and stomach can be complications of gastrointestinal intubation. The authors present such a case.

by Captain Roselle M. Hoffmaster, Captain Edward C. Bergen and Major Stephen A. Harrison

A case for you to solve.

Motility and Functional Disorders of the Stomach: Diagnosis and Management of Functional Dyspepsia and Gastroparesis

Functional Dyspepsia and gastroparesis are the most common functional and motility disorders of the stomach. This article will provide an update on the underlying mechanisms, clinical features, diagnostic evaluation and treatment for functional dyspepsia and gastroparesis.

Heart Health and Celiac Disease

The authors write that a person with Celiac Disease (CD) may feel entitled to eat anything gluten-free. Unfortunately, being gluten-free does not guarantee nutrition principles recommended to protect the heart. Patients with CD are advised to apply heart-healthy diet principles to their GF diet.