A SPECIAL ARTICLEDiabetic Gastroparesis: A Review of Medical Treatments
Treatment of diabetic gastroparesis is based on symptom severity. A new oral disintegrating tablet formulation of metoclopramide is being developed that is expected to be valuable therapy for patients with gastroparesis.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #75Wernicke's Encephalopathy: Role of Thiamine
Wernicke's encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric disorder which arises from thiamine deficiency. This article provides recommendations for the prophylactic treatment as well as treatment for suspected cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy.
A CASE TO REMEMBERAbdominal Wall Metastasis After PEG Placement in Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancer
A case of a patient with stage 4 squamous cell cancer at the base of his tongue who developed a metastatic lesion at the gastronomy site ten months after PEG placement.
Perforated Diverticular Disease
To determine the incidence and mortality associated with diverticular perforation and the incidence of comorbidity, a population-based cohort study was carried out using patients with that disorder and population controls identified from 1990 to 2005 in the general practice research database. Incidence and mortality rates were models using Poisson and Cox regression. Comorbidity was quantified using the Charlson Index.
Gastrointestinal Transit Dysfunction in Cirrhosis
Liver cirrhosis is associated with increased prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms, insulin resistance and altered gut transit. To assess the prevalence of gut transit abnormalities in patients with cirrhosis, compared with healthy controls and to evaluate the relation of gut transit with gastrointestinal symptoms and postprandial glucose and hormone profiles, gastric emptying, small bowel residence and colonic filling times were measured with a validated radiologic procedure in 42 patients with cirrhosis.