GI Pearls – March 2018 – Episode 19

Show Notes for March 2018 – Episode 18

On this epsiode I interview Jay Luther, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital on his Editorial on liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis.

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GI Pearls – March 2018 – Episode 18

Show Notes for March 2018 – Episode 18
  1. Effect of Hot Tea Consumption and Its  Interactions With Alcohol and Tobacco Use on the Risk for Esophageal  Cancer – Ann Int Med
  2. IDSA guidelines for C.diff – IDSA
  3. Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on  12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults – JAMA
  4. Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria – Science
  5. Accumulation of Heavy Metals in People on a Gluten-Free Diet – CGH
  6. Fructans, rather than gluten, indluces symptoms in patients with Non-celiac Gluten sensitivity. – Gastro
  7. Predictors of post-colonoscopy emergency department use – GIE
  8. Vedolizumab Concentrations in the Breastmilk of nursing Mothers with IBD – Gastro
  9. Low Rates of GI and Non-GI complications for Screening and Surveillance Colonoscopies -Gastro
  10. Hepatitis B virus reactivation during direct-acting antiviral therapy for Hep C – The Lancet Gastro
  11. Disagreement among gastroenterologists using the Mayo and Rutgeerts Endoscopic scores. – IBD Journal
  12. Noninvasive imaging biomarker assessment of  liver fibrosis by elastography in NAFLD – Nat Rev GI&Hep
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GI Pearls – February 2018 – Episode 17

Show Notes for February 2018 – Episode 17
  1. Cap cuff-assisted colonoscopy versus standard colonoscopy for adenoma detection: a randomized back-to-back study – GIE
  2. Risk of Clostridium difficile infection in Patients with Celiac Disease – Am J Gastro
  3. Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome – Lancet Gastro
  4. “Weekend Effect” in patients with UGI Hemorrahge: Systematic Review – Am J Gastro
  5. Sleeve Gastrrectomy vs Rough-en-Y – JAMA
  6. Bariatric surgery vs obesity with long-term medical complications and obesity related comorbidites. – JAMA
  7. Reassessing the Safety Concerns of Utilizing Blood Donations from Patients with Hemochromatosis – Hepatology
  8. PPIs associated with increased mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess – AP&T
  9. Optimal Histologic Cutpoints for Tretment response in Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis – CGH
  10. Pedunculated Laryngeal Hemangioma in a Patient With Suspected Atypical Symptoms of GERD – CGH
  11. AGA – Acute Pancreatitis Guidelines – Gastro
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GI Pearls – January 2018 – Episode 16

Show Notes for January 2018 – Episode 16
  1. Does rectal diclofenac reduce post-ERCP pancreatitis? A district generalhospital experience – Frontline Gastro
  2. 2017 IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Management of Infectious Diarrhea – Clinical Infect Dis
  3. Association of Clinician Denial of Patient Requests With Patient Satisfaction – JAMA Int Med
  4. No association between PPI use and Risk of Alzheimer’s disease – Am J Gastro
  5. Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Non-Alcohlolic Fatty Liver Disease: Effect on Insulin Resistance. – Am J Gatro
  6. Peripheral eosinophilia in patients with IBD defines aggressive disease phenotype – Am J Gastro
  7. Metal versus plastic stents for anastomotic biliary strictures after liver transplantation: a randomized controlled trial. – GIE
  8. Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle is Associated with a Lower risk of Diverticulitis among Men – Am J Gastro
  9. Abnormal Responses to Local Esophageal Food Allergen Injections in adult patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Gastro
  10. Cholear vaccine use is associated with a Reduced risk of Death in patients with Colorectal Cancer – Gastro
  11. Toronto HCC risk index:  A validated scoring system to predict 10-year risk of HCC in patients with cirrhosis – J of Hepatology
  12. Type A viral Hepatitis: Summary & Update on the molecular virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention. – J of Hepatology
  13. Association between early ERCP and mortality in patients with acute cholangitis – GIE
  14. The EPISOD study: long-term outcomes – GIE

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GI Pearls – January 2018 – Episode 15

Show Notes for January 2018 – Episode 15
  1. Colonoscopy Surveillance After Colorectal Cancer Resection – JAMA
  2. Glucocorticosteroids for people with alcoholic hepatitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017
  3. Effects of liraglutide on weight, satiation, and gastric functions in obesity: a randomised, placebo-controlled pilot trial – Lancet Gastro
  4. Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults – JAMA
  5. Platelet Count Does Not Predict Bleding in Cirrhotic Patients: Results from the PRO-LIVER Study – Am J Gastro
  6. Number of ROM on a colonic transit study does not correlate w/ symptom severity or QOL in chronic constipation – Neurogastro & Motility
  7. Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev
  8. Going from A to Z – Clinical Problem Solving – NEJM
  9. Gavage of fecal sampels from patients with CRC promotes intestinal carcinogenesis in Germ-Free and Conventional Mice – Gastro
  10. A rare cause of Diarrhea and Polyposis – Gastro
  11. Effectiveness of endoscopic treatments for colonic diverticular bleeding – GIE
  12. Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile – Nature

GI Pearls – December 2017 – Episode 14

Show Notes for December 2017 – Episode 14
  1. Efficacy of a 4-Food Elimination Diet for Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis  -CGH
  2. How to obtain and use chromoendoscopy dyes for surveillance colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: a technical guide – GIE
  3. Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: advances in dysplasia detection and management – GIE
  4. Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: advances in disease management – GIE
  5. Randomized sham-controlled trials in endoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of adverse events – GIE
  6. Cause, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis  – NEJM
  7. Balloon enteroscopy versus spiral enteroscopy for small-bowel disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis – GIE
  8. Association between an increase in blood urea nitrogen at 24 hours and worse outcomes in acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding – GIE
  9. Role of capsule endoscopy and fecal biomarkers in small bowel Crohn’s disease to assess remission and predict relapse. GIE
  10. The Evolution of Procedural Competency in Internal Medicine Training – Jama Int Med
  11. Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients Taking Non-Vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants – CGH
  12. Major Bleeding Risk During Anticoagulation with Warfarin, Dabigatran, Apixaban, or Rivaroxaban in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. – J of Managed Care & Spec Pharm
  13. Effects of the 2009 Medical Cannabinoid Legalization Policy on Hospital Use for Cannabinoid Dependency and Persistent Vomiting – CGH

GI Pearls – November-December 2017 – Episode 13

Show Notes for November-December 2017 – Episode 13
  1. Long-term proton pump inhibitors and risk of gastric cancer development after treatment for Helicobacter pylori: a population-based study – GUT
  2. Association Between Use of Thiopurines or Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists Alone or in Combination and Risk of Lymphoma in Patients With IBD – JAMA
  3. Complications of Bariatric Surgery: What You Can Expect to See in Your GI Practice – Am Journal Gastro
  4. Oversuse of Repeat Upper Endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration: A Retrospective Analysis – Am Journal Gastro
  5. Estrogen replacement reduces risk and increases survival time in of women with HCC – CGH
  6. Hepatitis C virus testing for case identification in persons born during 1945–1965: Results from three randomized controlled trials. –  Hepatology
  7. Population based paternity rate and partner birth outcomes among Utah men with IBD – Am J Gastro
  8. Agreement between home-based Measurement of stool calprotectin and ELISA Results for Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel Disease Activity – CGH
  9. Prevalence of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis and Colitis in a Population-based Study – CGH
  10. Tongxie Formula Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – CGH
  11. Chromoendoscopy for Surveillance in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials – CGH
  12. Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Cyclosporine in a Cohort of Steroid-Refractory Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis Patients from the ENEIDA Registry (1989–2013): A Nationwide Multicenter Study – Am J Gastro