October 2013 Vol XXXVII Issue 10

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Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology, Series #122

Gluten Content of Selected Labeled Gluten-Free Foods Sold in the US

Tricia Thompson, Thomas Grace

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the long awaited rule on the labeling of food as gluten-free. Labeled gluten-free food regulated by the FDA and sold in the United States must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. The objective of this evaluation is to assess the actual gluten content of labeled gluten-free foods sold in the United States, as there is very little publicly available data.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Approach, Series #84

Human Papillomavirus In Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Disease, Prevention And Future Challenges

Farra Wilson, Richard Bloomfeld

IBD patients are commonly treated with immunosuppressive therapies to maintain remission and increase quality of life. This immune suppression can make IBD patients more susceptible to acquiring infections, many of which are preventable through vaccination. Rates of the HPV vaccine uptake are low in the general population and possibly even lower among immunocompromised patients. Here we discuss the potential barriers cited for this discrepancy and guidelines that have been developed for vaccination of IBD patients.

Frontiers in Endoscopy, Series #6

Nonsurgical Management of Boerhaave’s Syndrome with a Fully Covered Self-Expanding Stent

Donya Mohebali, Douglas G. Adler

This article presents a noteworthy case of a patient treated with successful non-surgical management in the setting of a combined Boerhaave syndrome with esophageal perforation and a simultaneous food impaction within the first 12 hours of patient presentation. Here we illustrate that non-operative management of Boerhaave’s syndrome can now be performed in selected patients.

A Case Report

Cystic Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas: A Rare Type of Pancreatic Cystic Lesion Accurately Diagnosed and Staged by EUS-FNA

Amy Welch, Thomas McGarrity, Haresh Mani, Matthew Moyer

Departments Section

Book Reviews

Pediatric Neurogastroenterology: Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders in Children

Fueled by significant advancement in basic science, technology, clinical science and unmet patient needs, the field of neurogastroenterology has rapidly evolved from obscurity to a firmly established and growing major subspecialty devoted to the study and care of patients with gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders. This is the first comprehensive textbook of pediatric neurogastroenterology and motility.

From the Pediatric Literature

Quality of Life in Patients with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is stereotypic pattern of abdominal pain, nausea, and intractable vomiting that is classified as a functional disorder. Although CVS can be a migraine variant, it also can be a symptom secondary to anatomical or metabolic disorders. The authors of this study looked at the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with CVS in comparison to children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), organic gastrointestinal disease (such as inflammatory bowel disease), as well as healthy pediatric patients.

Medical Bulletin Board


Company showcases latest hand hygiene and room decontamination solutions.

MEDIVATORS Launches Endoscope Tracking System to Bolster Patient Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MEDIVATORS Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy product and technology development, announces the debut of the ENDORA™ Endoscope Tracking System, an electronic documentation system that tracks endoscopes through each step of the reprocessing cycle to ensure they undergo high-level disinfection before being used on patients.