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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429202/small-bowel-motility
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Carolina Malagelada, Juan R Malagelada
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Small bowel motility disorders constitute a relatively small but important segment of clinical gastroenterology. Presenting features encompass a broad range of symptom manifestations and severity: from chronic functional-type complaints to life-threatening nutritional impairment. Diagnostic assessment of patients with suspected intestinal motility disorders is often hampered by the complexity of measuring intestinal contractile activity in humans. In this review, we describe and critically comment the main current and forthcoming methodologies...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429201/how-to-approach-lymphocytic-esophagitis
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Anh D Nguyen, Kerry B Dunbar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is an unusual esophageal condition defined by an increased number of lymphocytes in the esophageal epithelium. With few published studies of LE available, it is unclear whether LE is a truly distinct clinical entity or a histological manifestation of other known gastrointestinal disorders. This review summarizes recent studies of lymphocytic esophagitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested that LE may be related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429200/achalasia-it-is-not-all-black-and-white
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Santosh Sanagapalli, Rami Sweis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to shed light on subtleties of achalasia diagnosis, including potential pitfalls that may lead to errors. Optimal methods for assessment of disease severity and the relationship between achalasia and other motility disorders will also be reviewed with an emphasis on recent findings from the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Adjunctive testing with viscous substances or larger water volumes should be used routinely as it improves the accuracy of achalasia diagnosis...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429199/gastric-bypass-and-influence-on-improvement-of-nafld
#4
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Vamsi Alli, Ann M Rogers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity is recognized as a chronic and recurring disease, often accompanied by other weight-related comorbid conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This chapter will seek to focus on the effect of weight loss surgery (WLS), in particular Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), on NAFLD. RECENT FINDINGS: Among several modalities available to treat NAFLD, the one most likely to achieve rapid, significant, and sustained improvement of liver disease is WLS...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421381/lactase-non-persistence-and-lactose-intolerance
#5
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Theodore M Bayless, Elizabeth Brown, David M Paige
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the clinical and nutritional significance of genetically determined lactase non-persistence and potential lactose and milk intolerance in 65-70% of the world's adult population. RECENT FINDINGS: Milk consumption is decreasing in the USA and is the lowest in countries with a high prevalence of lactase non-persistence. The dairy industry and Minnesota investigators have made efforts to minimize the influence of lactose intolerance on milk consumption...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397133/the-role-of-diet-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#6
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Raina Shivashankar, James D Lewis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diet may play both a causal and therapeutic role for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Physicians caring for patients with IBD are often asked to make dietary recommendations. However, there are no well-established guidelines on the use of diet as a treatment of IBD. In this review, we describe the evidence supporting diet as a potential cause for IBD, patient-perceived symptoms based on diet, current research on various diets as a treatment for IBD, and areas of future research...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397132/modifiable-environmental-factors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#7
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Kristin E Burke, Christine Boumitri, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Environmental factors may influence predisposition to develop inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) or alter its natural history by modification of both the host immune response and intestinal microbial composition. The purpose of this review is to translate such evidence into clinical practice by a focus on interventional studies that have modified such environmental influences to improve disease outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Several environmental influences have been identified in the recent literature including tobacco use, diet, antibiotics, vitamin D deficiency, stress, appendectomy, and oral contraceptive use...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397131/making-a-medical-home-for-ibd-patients
#8
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Lawrence R Kosinski, Joel Brill, Miguel Regueiro
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The transformation from fee for service to fee for value requires structural changes to the way gastroenterologists manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A team-based approach using technology to engage patients is necessary for success. The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) represents a unique model that brings together these essential features. This paper describes how the PCMH model has been successfully applied to the management of patients with IBD...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397130/antidiarrheal-drug-therapy
#9
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Lawrence R Schiller
INTRODUCTION: Acute diarrhea often runs a self-limited course and little by way of treatment is needed except for oral rehydration therapy. Chronic diarrhea poses a longer-term problem. If not treatable with specific therapy aimed at the underlying pathophysiology, chronic diarrhea often needs long-term symptomatic therapy. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper aims to examine the options for symptomatic, nonspecific treatment of diarrhea. RECENT FINDINGS: The most frequently used therapies are opiate antidiarrheal drugs...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397129/the-evolving-evidence-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-monoclonal-antibodies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
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Christopher Sheasgreen, Geoffrey C Nguyen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biological medications are effective in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but adverse events, cost, and loss of response make their use challenging. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) allows clinicians to more safely, effectively, and efficiently use medications. The purpose of this article is to review and summarize the most recent literature pertaining to TDM in IBD. RECENT FINDINGS: Measurement of biological drug trough levels predicts ongoing patient response and can be used to titrate the medication to be more effective and efficient...
May 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374310/what-does-lesion-blood-flow-tell-us-about-risk-stratification-and-successful-management-of-non-variceal-ugi-bleeding
#11
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Kevin A Ghassemi, Dennis M Jensen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a decline in mortality associated with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage as the use of urgent endoscopy has increased. This review will examine endoscopic risk stratification of non-variceal UGI bleeding (e.g., ulcers, Dieulafoy lesions, and Mallory-Weiss tears), including the use of the Doppler endoscopic probe (DEP). RECENT FINDINGS: Prospective studies evaluating the use of DEP in non-variceal UGI hemorrhage showed that lesions with high-risk stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH) have a higher rate of a positive DEP signal compared to those with intermediate-risk SRH...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374309/early-and-peri-operative-prognostic-indicators-in-infants-undergoing-hepatic-portoenterostomy-for-biliary-atresia-a-review
#12
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Robert N Lopez, Chee Y Ooi, Usha Krishnan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biliary atresia is the most common indication for liver transplantation among children. In recent years, prospective, multi-centre collaboration has been underway with the aim of providing high-quality data on the natural history of the condition, prior to and following hepatic portoenterostomy. RECENT FINDINGS: There is increasing evidence that specific histological findings, and age, at the time of portoenterostomy have relevance as prognostic indicators...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374308/update-on-rome-iv-criteria-for-colorectal-disorders-implications-for-clinical-practice
#13
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Magnus Simren, Olafur S Palsson, William E Whitehead
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review was to provide an update of the Rome IV criteria for colorectal disorders with implications for clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: The Rome diagnostic criteria are expert consensus criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The current version, Rome IV, was released in May of 2016 after Rome III had been in effect for a decade. It is the collective product of committees that included more than 100 leading functional GI experts...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374307/medical-child-abuse-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy-multidisciplinary-approach-from-a-pediatric-gastroenterology-perspective
#14
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Andrea Z Ali-Panzarella, Tamika J Bryant, Hannah Marcovitch, Jeffery D Lewis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We highlight the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of medical child abuse, also known as factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA) or Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP), and review our experience focusing on the variety of symptoms that often present to the pediatric gastroenterologist many months before the diagnosis is made. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature on medical child abuse, mostly case reports, is markedly limited, highlighting a need for increased research on this topic...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365899/characterization-of-esophageal-motility-disorders-in-children-presenting-with-dysphagia-using-high-resolution-manometry
#15
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Francis Edeani, Adeel Malik, Ajay Kaul
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Chicago classification was based on metrics derived from studies in asymptomatic adult subjects. Our objectives were to characterize esophageal motility disorders in children and to determine whether the spectrum of manometric findings is similar between the pediatric and adult populations. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested that the metrics utilized in manometric diagnosis depend on age, size, and manometric assembly. This would imply that a different set of metrics should be used for the pediatric population...
March 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337726/opioid-related-constipation-in-patients-with-non-cancer-pain-syndromes-a-review-of-evidence-based-therapies-and-justification-for-a-change-in-nomenclature
#16
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Darren M Brenner, Emily Stern, Brooks D Cash
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Opioids are a mainstay in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain syndromes, but their analgesic benefits come at a cost as opioid-related constipation occurs in 40-80% of individuals taking chronic opioids. Furthermore, as 10-20% of the population suffers from constipation at baseline, it should be expected that while a proportion of individuals will develop constipation as a direct consequence of opioids (OIC), others will experience it as an exacerbation of their baseline constipation (OEC)...
March 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289859/diagnosis-of-swallowing-disorders-how-we-interpret-pharyngeal-manometry
#17
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Charles Cock, Taher Omari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide an overview of the clinical application of novel pharyngeal high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) with pressure flow analysis (PFA) in our hands with example cases. RECENT FINDINGS: In our Centre, we base our interpretation of HRIM recordings upon a qualitative assessment of pressure-impedance waveforms during individual swallows, as well as a quantitative assessment of averaged PFA swallow function variables. We provide a description of two global swallowing efficacy measures, the swallow risk index (SRI), reflecting global swallowing dysfunction (higher SRI = greater aspiration risk) and the post-swallow impedance ratio (PSIR) detecting significant post-swallow bolus residue...
March 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289858/donor-considerations-in-fecal-microbiota-transplantation
#18
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Danielle Barnes, K T Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tremendous acceleration has been made in understanding the gut microbiota in the past decade and, with it, further understanding of the pathologic role of dysbiosis and the use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as therapy. FMT has been studied in many disease states including the most common indication of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), though many questions regarding stool donor selection remain. RECENT FINDINGS: Though traditionally, one donor has provided stool for one patient, research is underway to explore many donor selection considerations from the use of pooled donor stool to selection of a high diversity donor...
March 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281203/recent-advances-in-non-invasive-esophageal-tissue-sampling
#19
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David A Katzka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The costs to society and accuracy of screening for esophageal cancer and other esophageal diseases with standard endoscopy are formidable. As a result, the applicability of endoscopy as a general screening tool has been challenged. RECENT FINDINGS: To maintain accuracy but reduce the price of endoscopy on society, multiple adjunct or replacement technologies are being developed that are less expensive and more easily applied. These devices include image-enhancing techniques that more reliably identify dysplasia and cancer reducing the need for extensive biopsy sampling during standard endoscopy...
March 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265892/current-approach-to-the-evaluation-and-management-of-microscopic-colitis
#20
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Thomas G Cotter, Darrell S Pardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, particularly in the elderly. The accompanying symptoms, which include abdominal pain and fatigue, can markedly impair patients' quality of life. Diagnosis is based upon characteristic histologic findings of the colonic mucosa. This review focuses on the current approach to evaluation and management of patients with microscopic colitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the incidence of microscopic colitis has been increasing over time, recent epidemiological studies show stabilization at 21...
February 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
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