FRONTIERS IN ENDOSCOPY, SERIES # 24Extension of a Prior Biliary or Pancreatic Sphincterotomy: Efficacy, Outcomes, and Adverse Events
Endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) is a complex procedure performed under direct endoscopic observation. ES is performed for a variety of both biliary and pancreatic disorders, including the treatment of biliary and pancreatic leaks, to facilitate the placement of biliary or pancreatic stents, as a precursor to cholangioscopy and/or pancreatoscopy, and to treat suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. The need for repeat sphincterotomy can arise in clinical practice and interventionalists should be prepared to perform this when it is needed. In this article we discuss the efficacy, outcomes, and adverse events associated with these procedures.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, #148Nutritional Implications of GI-Related Scleroderma
Scleroderma (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of skin and various internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys, and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Effective collaboration with gastroenterologists in the evaluation and management of SSc in a multispecialty partnership model has the potential to produce better outcomes. This article discusses the nutritional implications and current evidence-based management recommendations for the wide range of GI manifestations in SSc.
LIVER DISORDERS, SERIES #4Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic, cholestatic, inflammatory liver disease characterized by destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts resulting in progressive liver damage. The etiology of PBC is still not fully understood but likely involves both environmental and genetic factors. Here we provide a review of the etiology, pathogenesis, natural history, diagnosis and management of primary biliary cholangitis.
A CASE REPORTAn Unusual Presentation of Myopathy in Celiac Disease
OLYMPUS TO DISTRIBUTE TERUMO GLIDEWIRE® ENDOSCOPIC HYDROPHILIC COATED GUIDEWIRE FOR GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Olympus Extends Its EndoTherapy Guidewire Line-Up to Provide the Proven, Preferred GLIDEWIRE Endoscopic Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire
IMEDEX AND CCFA'S ANNUAL AIBD CONFERENCE REPORTS RECORD ATTENDANCE IN 2015
Imedex Announces 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Clinical & Research Conference Larger than Ever in 2015