Gastroenterology

Case Highlights Links Between Colonoscopy Prep and Esophageal Rupture

March 25, 2016

Esophageal rupture can occur in association with colonoscopy preparation, according to a letter to the editor published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Is IV Magnesium the Best Approach to Managing EGFRI-Induced Hypomagnesemia?

By March 14, 2016

The first systematic review of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor induced hypomagnesemia has concluded no optimal magnesium supplement strategy currently exists to reverse the depletion effects.

Ranson's Score Calculator

February 03, 2016

A calculator that estimates mortality of patients with pancreatitis, based on initial and 48-hour lab values

Is Acute Pancreatitis More Common in Statin Users?

By December 07, 2015

Small gallstones could be the cause of idiopathic pancreatitis in up to 10-20% of cases, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has found

Highest, Lowest U.S. Organ Donation Rates Ranked by Region

May 29, 2015

In the United States, organ donor rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York state, according to a report published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

More Vegetables Could Reduce Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

November 04, 2014

Increased intake of vegetables, but not fruit, is associated with a reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Healthy Habits Before CRC Surgery May Speed Recovery

October 28, 2014

Exercising, eating a healthy diet, and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appear to speed a patient's recovery.

For GI Cancer Patients,Unplanned Hospitalizations Common

October 21, 2014

Unplanned hospitalizations among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer are common, with top reasons including electrolyte disorders, intestinal obstruction, and pneumonia.

Simulation-Based Training Improves Endoscopy Execution

October 17, 2014

Simulation-based training (SBT) improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice.

Tailored Intervention Does Not Up CRC Screening Rates

May 16, 2014

An interactive multimedia computer program tailored to expanded health belief model sociopsychological factors is no more effective for encouraging colorectal cancer screening than a control nontailored informational program.