July 2011 Vol XXXV Issue 7

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Cyclic Parenteral Nutrition Infusion: Considerations for the Clinician

Stephen Marc Stout, M. Petrea Cober

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is typically administered as a 24 hour infusion in acutely ill patients and those requiring only short term PN. Stable patients who require long term or home PN, however, may benefit from a cyclic infusion regimen. Here we review metabolic consequences of cyclic PN infusion.


Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gottfried Novacek

Venous thromboembolic events are a relevant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among IBD patients is 2- to 4-fold increased compared to non-IBD subjects. Here we discuss the acquired risk factors such as active disease, fistulas, and abscesses that appear to playthe most relevant role.


Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy of Biliary Diseases

Yamini Subbiah, Shyam Thakkar, Elie Aoun

This paper reviews the advances and different diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic approaches to common biliary diseases including choledocholithiasis, benign and malignant biliary strictures and bile leaks.


Air Under the Diaphragm After Upper Endoscopy and Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement: Iatrogenic Chilaiditiís Syndrome

Matthew Walvick

Here we present a case report of Chilaiditiís syndrome after endoscopy and laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement.

Departments Section

Book Reviews

Pediatric Practice Gastroenterology (1st Edition, September 2010)

My first impression of Pediatric Practice Gastroenterology was how lightweight and colorful it was. In fact, the best part of this book is the layout and formatting. The chapters are compact (average chapter ranges between 15Ė20 pages) and easy-to-read. There are plenty of boxed charts with lists, flow diagrams, color illustrations, and images.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound edited by Dr s. Vanessa Shami and Michel Kahaleh from the University of Virginia is a hard-cover book that aims to offer a comprehensive, updated review of the instrumentation, technique, and future of endoscopic ultrasound.

Medical Bulletin Board

Nebraska Cultures Launches Four Dr. Shahaniís® Legacy Blends

Nebraska Cultures Inc., the creator and exclusive supplier of Dr. Shahaniís® L. acidophilus, announced today the launch Dr. Shahaniís® Legacy Blends; four new probiotics blends called Pro-Traveler™, Healthy-Defense™, Kid-Kare™ and Digestion-Plus™.

Boston Scientific Begins U.S. and International Launch of Expect™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle

Innovative Fine Needle Aspiration technology expands diagnostic capabilities in pancreas and gastrointestinal tract