FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES # 23Image-Enhanced Endoscopy for Neoplasia Surveillance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The risk of colon cancer is increased in patients with both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s colitis and therefore surveillance colonoscopy is recommended in patients with elevated risk factors for neoplasia. Here we discuss image-enhanced endoscopy, particularly chromoendoscopy, which has demonstrated an increased diagnostic yield for dysplasia while essentially eliminating the need for random biopsies.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, #147Transition to Ready to Hang Enteral Feeding System: One Institution’s Experience
Nursing time and supply costs to administer enteral feeding are substantial. One major academic medical center recently converted from an open system (OS) to a closed, or "ready to hang" (RTH) system for enteral feeding. This article reviews that transition from an OS to RTH and documents the costs, nursing perceptions, and lessons learned in the process.
GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY AND FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS, SERIES #13Utilization of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
In the field of gastroenterology, there is scant evidence-based-medicine available for review in regards to alternative therapeutic options to treat or manage gastrointestinal disorders. The intent of this article is to first bring awareness to fellow gastroenterologists that numerous complementary therapies and alternative modalities to treat gastrointestinal disorders do exist and then to emphasize that utilizing such treatments may be of some benefit to our patients, specifically in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
A CASE REPORTInsulinoma Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound – Two Cases
A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTConference Digest December 2015
Practical Gastroenterology is excited to bring you this special supplement featuring abstract highlights and author insights from the American College of Gastroenterology’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. The abstracts highlights and author insights below first appeared on the ACG Blog and were selected by the ACG Educational Affairs and PR Committees as newsworthy.
LARGE MULTI-CENTER STUDY DEMONSTRATES SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN DETECTION OF ESOPHAGEAL PRE-CANCER WITH USE OF WATS3D BIOPSY
Adding WATS3D Improved the Detection of Barrett's Esophagus by 153% and Dysplasia by 242% in Community-Based Settings
RONWOOD AND ALLERGAN INITIATE PHASE IIB CLINICAL TRIAL OF LINACLOTIDE COLONIC RELEASE IN ADULTS WITH IBS WITH CONSTIPATION
CAMBRIDGE, MA & DUBLIN - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced the initiation of a Phase IIb clinical trial evaluating two orally-administered colonic release formulations of linaclotide in adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C).