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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Approach, Series #76

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Lymphoma: A Comprehensive Review for the General Gastroenterologist

Keith Sultan, Iuliana Shapira

The general consensus is that inflammatory bowel disease itself is not associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, but treatment with the thiopurines 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) or azathioprine (AZA), and possibly biologic therapies, may be. Here we present a brief reviewof the more recent evidence on this important topic.

Practical Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, Series #6

International Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs: Population Contact Strategies, Testing Methods and Screening Rates

Heidi Swan, Ali A. Siddiqui, Ronald E. Myers

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is responsible for a substantial proportion of new malignancies and is associated with an increasing number of deaths worldwide. Numerous international CRC screening programs have been initiated in response to this growing public health concern. This report reviews 20 established CRC screening programs in terms of population screening contact strategies, screening modalities, and screening participation rates

Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology, Series #108

Post-Whipple: A Practical Approach to Nutrition Management

Nora Decher, Amy Berryl

The pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) procedure has many variations and can alter many normal digestive and metabolic processes. Here we discuss the importance of identifying and monitoring abnormalities, allowing the clinician to optimize nutritional status and help prevent potentially devastating complications.


Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Bradley W. Mathers, Charles E. Dye, Matthew T. Moyer