October 2011 Vol XXXV Issue 10

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Series #73

Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Special Emphasis on Intravenous Iron

Axel U. Dignass, J?rgen Stein

Anaemia represents the most frequent systemic manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease. On the basis of new experimental and clinical findings on the regulation of iron homeostasis, this article discusses improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, with special emphasis onnew intravenous iron preparations.

Diseases of the Pancreas, Series #2

Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Medical Management

Ekaterina Sikorskaya, Scott Tenner

Clinicians often have difficulty managing patients with acute pancreatitis as the disease is complicated by an obscure pathogenesis, few effective remedies, and an often unpredictable outcome. The purpose of this review is to update clinicians on the important decisions and interventions needed in the management of patients with acute pancreatitis

A Case Report

Interferon-Induced Hypercalcemia

Iliana Doycheva, Anthony Michaels, Cynthia Levy

Here we offer a review of the literature and a discussion on proposed pathogenesis and clinical course of interferon-induced sarcoidosis.

Departments Section

Book Reviews

Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Targeted Therapy and Multidisciplinary Care

In "Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Targeted Therapy and Multidisciplinary Care" (415pp, B&W and color illustrations) Drs. McMasters and Vauthney present the readers with an up-to-date and detailed assessment of the current state of the art of the diagnosis and management of patients with known and suspected hepatocellular cancer.

Pocket Guide to IBD, Second Edition

This pocket guide has an "all star" cast of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experts on its authorship list. The books stated purpose is "a user-friendly" resource to address common IBD clinical scenarios that practitioners and trainees encounter in daily clinic practice. I believe it succeeds in this stated goal. To say that this is a succinct guide would be an understatement. The book is only 200 pages with little prose, filled with bullet points and tables. I commend all of the authors for providing so much information in such a short space.

Radcases - Gastrointestinal Imaging

This book is an addition to the many radcases review books that were published in the different subspecialty areas of radiology. The stated intent of the book is to "provide a concise, point by point presentation of essential facts in gastrointestinal radiology to residents preparing for the American Board of Radiology examination".

Medical Bulletin Board

REMICADE® Receives FDA Approval as First Biologic Treatment for Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

HORSHAM, Pa., Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved REMICADE® (infliximab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) in pediatric patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.

Thomas Jefferson University Professor Awarded More Than $1 Million Grant by National Institutes of Health

Dr. Satish Rattan, an internationally renowned researcher and educator, and professor of medicine in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University, was recently awarded a grant for more than $1 million by National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his research on rectoanal motility disorders.