May 2013 Vol XXXVII Issue 5

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Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology, Series #117

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Home Enteral Nutrition: A Case-Based Approach

Alyce Newton, Gisela Barnadas

Understanding Medicare requirements is one of the challenges in preparing the patient for home enteral nutrition (HEN). Here we discuss the documentation required to meet criteria for Medicare coverage and provide resources for alternative and less costly sources of formula and supplies for those patients who do not meet Medicare HEN guidelines

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Approach, Series #82

Gi Tract Sarcoidosis: A Review

Archana Patel, Johnathan H. Sun, Ilsoo Kim, David Jones, Seth Richter, Jesse Green, Marc A. Judson

The diagnosis of GI tract sarcoidosis is problematic as it needs to be distinguished from other granulomatous diseases of the GI tract. Treatment is usually indicated for symptomatic disease, which is rare. In this review, we discuss the diagnostic approach, clinical manifestations, and treatment approach to GI tract sarcoidosis

A Case Report

Fully Covered Esophageal Stents: Role in Benign Disease

Devi Patel, Ali A. Siddiqui

Fully covered stents, with their potential for removability, have revived interest in using minimally invasive techniques to treat benign esophageal conditions that would otherwise require surgery. This review discusses the types of fully covered esophageal stents and the data behind their use in a variety of benign esophageal conditions.

Atypical Case Presentation of Zieve?s Syndrome

Bois, JP, Blechacz, BR, Arora, AS, Hanson, CA

Departments Section

Medical Bulletin Board

FDA Grants Mauna Kea Technologies 510(k) Clearance to Market AQ-Flex™ 19 Miniprobe for Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

After Receiving the CE Mark Approval to Market This Cellvizio Miniprobe in Europe, Mauna Kea Technologies Obtains FDA Clearance for the U.S. Market, the Sixth Such Clearance to Date; The AQ-Flex? 19 Miniprobe Is the First-Ever Needle-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy Solution Extending Optical Biopsies Into Previously Unreachable Areas Where There Is a Major Unmet Medical Need for More Efficient and Accurate Diagnoses