November 2009 Vol XXXIII Issue 11

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Recommendations for C. difficile Infection (CDI) Treatment and Control

Perry Hookman, Jamie S. Barkin

There have been dramatic increases in the frequency, severity and refractoriness of C. difficile in multiple outbreaks of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD), attributed to this hypervirulent strain, NAP1/BI/027 not only in North America, but around the world. Careful adherence to infection control policies is critical to the control of C. difficile.


The Role of Endoscopy in the Treatment of Obesity: Current and Future Concepts

Justin T. Kupec, Stephan U. Goebel, Ehab Akkary

This article provides a review of the current and emerging state of endoscopic management of obesity as it pertains to bariatric surgery. We discuss the pre-operative evaluation, management of complications from bariatric surgery and procedures that may be performed in lieu of primary bariatric surgery.

Daniel L. Cohen

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Medical Bulletin Board

New Program Strips Stigma from Crohn's Disease and Unites Community

Crohn'sAdvocateTM Program Connects, Educates and Empowers those Living with Crohn's Disease

Parents Relieved as Young Patients Gain Access to Leading Small Bowel Evaluation Technology

Given Imaging's PillCam® SB and AgileTM Patency System Cleared for Use in Young Children

Ethicon Endo-Surgery announced the company won a Gold 2009 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for the research and design process used in the development of the Harmonic FocusTM Curved Shear.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Wins Prestigious International Design Award for Innovative Development of Harmonic FocusTM

Three models of stenting system now available for palliative treatment of malignant common bile duct strictures.

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Clearance and U.S. and European Availability of Wallflex® Biliary RX Covered Stents