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Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616404/intensive-care-management-of-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Jody C Olson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cirrhosis is a major worldwide health problem which results in a high level of morbidity and mortality. Patients with cirrhosis who require intensive care support have high mortality rates of near 50%. The goal of this review is to address the management of common complications of cirrhosis in the ICU. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent epidemiological studies have shown an increase in hospitalizations due to advanced liver disease with an associated increase in intensive care utilization...
April 4, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589278/frailty-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Beverley Kok, Puneeta Tandon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review gives an overview of the evolving concept of physical frailty in patients with cirrhosis. As well as summarizing the available metrics that have been used to diagnose it, this review also examines the major recent trials that have investigated frailty in patients with cirrhosis. The complex relationship between sarcopenia and frailty is explored, and strategies to optimize frailty, such as including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, are discussed...
March 27, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572618/the-use-of-statins-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-cirrhosis
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Carlos Moctezuma-Velázquez, Juan G Abraldes, Aldo J Montano-Loza
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Statins are drugs developed to treat hypercholesterolemia. Its use in patients with liver disease has been limited because one of its potential and most feared side effects is hepatotoxicity. However, there is robust evidence that supports the safety of statins in this population in the absence of severe liver dysfunction. In this review, we will summarize the efficacy and safety of statins in cirrhosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Statins are effective in the treatment of dyslipidemia in patients with liver disease, because of their pleiotropic properties...
March 23, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569093/interaction-between-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-hepatitis-c-eradication-with-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy
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Venkata Rajesh Konjeti, Binu V John
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The approval of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy has revolutionized hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. However, the publication of a study from Barcelona in 2016 raised concern for an increased risk of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after potentially curative therapy in patients receiving DAAs. This article reviews the current literature on the interaction between HCC and hepatitis C eradication with DAAs. RECENT FINDINGS: Following publication of the initial observation in 2016, a number of studies have looked at the impact of active HCC on the success of antiviral therapy, as well as that of treatment with DAAs on both the occurrence and recurrence of HCC...
March 22, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557070/esophageal-stenting-in-clinical-practice-an-overview
#5
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Bram D Vermeulen, Peter D Siersema
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Esophageal stents are used in clinical practice for endoscopic treatment of a wide variety of esophageal diseases and conditions. This review provides key principles and a literature update on the utility and limitations of esophageal stenting in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Indications for esophageal stenting can be subdivided into two groups. The first group consists of patients with malignant or benign dysphagia, in which an esophageal stent restores luminal patency...
March 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492747/biosimilars-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-supporting-evidence-in-2017
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Frank I Scott, Gary R Lichtenstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Monoclonal antibodies targeting tumor necrosis factor-alpha, integrin molecules, and interleukin-12/23 have become backbone therapies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. While clinically effective, these biologic therapies come with significant expense, contributing to overall healthcare spending in the USA. Biosimilars have the potential to significantly reduce expenditures secondary to the use of biologic medications such as infliximab and adalimumab, though their complicated manufacturing process results in inherent differences in structure when compared to the originator compounds...
March 1, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479656/updates-on-women-s-health-issues-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#7
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Nirupama Bonthala, Sunanda Kane
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory bowel disease affects approximately 800,000 women in the USA with the peak incidence between ages 15 to 40. Thus for many females, IBD can impact nearly every stage of their life from menarche to pregnancy, menopause, and beyond. This paper will review the most recent updates on the topics of sexual health, cervical cancer screening, menstruation, fertility, contraception, and menopause. RECENT FINDINGS: Menarche can be delayed in females especially those who are underweight, malnourished, or with active inflammatory bowel disease...
February 26, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445907/management-of-serrated-polyps-of-the-colon
#8
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Claire Fan, Adam Younis, Christine E Bookhout, Seth D Crockett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the management of serrated colorectal polyps (SPs), with a particular focus on the most common premalignant SP, sessile serrated adenoma or polyp (SSA/P). These lesions present a challenge for endoscopists with respect to detection and resection, and are also susceptible to pathologic misdiagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with SSA/Ps are at an increased risk of future colorectal neoplasia, including advanced polyps and cancer...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435819/expanding-role-of-third-space-endoscopy-in-the-management-of-esophageal-diseases
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Dennis Yang, Peter V Draganov
OPINION STATEMENT: "Third space" endoscopy, also commonly referred as submucosal endoscopy, is founded on the principle that the deeper layers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can be accessed by tunneling in the submucosal space without compromising the integrity of the overlying mucosa. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) are innovative techniques within the field of third space endoscopy in the management of esophageal disorders...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411220/novel-therapies-and-treatment-strategies-for-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Marjolijn Duijvestein, Robert Battat, Niels Vande Casteele, Geert R D'Haens, William J Sandborn, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath, Brian G Feagan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews current treatment options and strategies and provides an update on the status of drug development programs of new therapeutic agents for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). RECENT FINDINGS: In the past two decades, tumor necrosis factor antagonist therapy has given clinicians better treatment options. However, not all patients respond to induction therapy with these agents, and of those initially responding, up to 40% ultimately lose response due to suboptimal drug exposure (e...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404921/update-on-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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Cristina C Rutherford, Audrey H Calderwood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Colonoscopy is the gold standard for visualization and diagnosis of conditions involving the colon and terminal ileum. It also facilitates screening and prevention of colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in the USA. Adequate cleansing is essential for thorough visualization of the colon with successful detection of colon polyps. RECENT FINDINGS: While the original large-volume polyethylene glycol preparations are still commonly used, several lower volume regimens are widely available and selected based on provider and patient preferences...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404920/management-of-anemia-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd
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Dhruvan Patel, Chinmay Trivedi, Nabeel Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Anemia is the most common complication as well as an extra intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is associated with a significant impact on patient's quality of life (QoL); as well it represents a common cause of frequent hospitalization, delay of hospital inpatient discharge and overall increased healthcare burden. In spite of all these, anemia is still often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Our aim in this review is to provide a pathway for physicians to help them achieve early diagnosis as well as timely and appropriate treatment of anemia which in turn would hopefully reduce the prevalence and subsequent complications of this condition among IBD patients...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359275/the-natural-history-of-ibd-lessons-learned
#13
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Petra Weimers, Pia Munkholm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic, relapsing diseases with unknown etiologies. The purpose of this review is to present the natural disease course evidenced in the latest epidemiology data. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of IBD is rapidly increasing, affecting five million patients worldwide with the highest incidence observed in Northern Europe and Northern America...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357016/new-developments-in-the-diagnosis-therapy-and-monitoring-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Ronak Vashi Patel, Ikuo Hirano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has transformed over the past two decades from a little-known entity to a significant cause of morbidity in the adult and pediatric population. We reviewed the most recent advancements in the diagnosis, therapy, and long-term monitoring of EoE. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on clinical, endoscopic, histologic, immunologic, and genetic similarities, there is growing consensus to move away from distinguishing proton pump inhibitor responsive esophageal eosinophilia as an entity distinct from EoE...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350340/poem-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-disorders
#15
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Nasim Parsa, Mouen A Khashab
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel minimally invasive technique that has emerged as the preferred option for the treatment of achalasia and spastic esophageal disorders (SED) at many centers around the world. In this article, we review and summarize the recent literature on POEM in patients with achalasia and SED. The current article is largely focused on the new developments and findings, extended applications, and long-term outcomes of POEM in patients with achalasia and SED...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350339/emerging-insights-into-the-esophageal-microbiome
#16
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Michael May, Julian A Abrams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Analysis of the esophageal microbiome remains a relatively new field of research, and most studies to date have focused on characterizing the esophageal microbiome in states of health and disease. Microbiome alterations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and neoplastic conditions in the colon and elsewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The epidemiology of various esophageal conditions including Barrett's esophagus (BE), esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) point to the microbiome as a potential co-factor in disease pathogenesis, and the possibility exists that these microbiome alterations could contribute directly to the inflammatory environments necessary for the carcinogenesis or atopy involved in these conditions...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330747/recent-advances-in-screening-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#17
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Sarmed S Sami, Prasad G Iyer
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a pressing need for effective strategies to halt the increase in both the incidence and mortality of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Screening for Barrett's esophagus, which is the only known precursor of EAC, remains a ripe area for research, particularly with regard to identifying the target population, screening tools, and management of screen-detected populations. This review aims to explore in depth the rationale for screening for Barrett's esophagus, recent biotechnological advances which may have the potential of making screening feasible, and also highlight the challenges which will have to be overcome in order make screening for BE a realistic prospect...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340935/endoscopic-treatments-of-gerd
#18
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Carol Rouphael, Ruthvik Padival, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Prashanthi N Thota
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are minimally invasive techniques which fill the gap between the medical therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and surgical fundoplication. The main endoscopic therapies currently available in the USA are transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using EsophyX device or less commonly, Medigus Ultrasonic Surgical Endostapler, and radiofrequency energy delivery to lower esophageal sphincter using Stretta device...
January 16, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127551/endoscopic-evaluation-management-of-bariatric-surgery-complications
#19
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Allison R Schulman, Christopher C Thompson
Purpose of Review Bariatric surgery has become increasingly common given the increasing prevalence of obesity and its associated co-morbidities. As a result, patients who have surgically altered anatomy will be seen with increasing frequency by gastroenterologists. Recent Findings Complications that arise in this patient population are unique and require specific knowledge for appropriate treatment. Summary A basic understanding of surgical anatomy, possible complications, and endoscopic techniques for management is crucial...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103188/management-of-inflammatory-fluid-collections-and-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis
#20
REVIEW
Apeksha Shah, Richard Denicola, Cynthia Edirisuriya, Ali A Siddiqui
Pancreatic fluid collections are a frequent complication of acute pancreatitis. The revised Atlanta criterion classifies chronic fluid collections into pseudocysts and walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WON). Symptomatic PFCs require drainage options that include surgical, percutaneous, or endoscopic approaches. With the advent of newer and more advanced endoscopic tools and expertise, minimally invasive endoscopic drainage has now become the preferred approach. An endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided approach for pancreatic fluid collection drainage is now the preferred endoscopic approach...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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