2021 · Podcast

Episode 50 – May 2021 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

  1. Histologic Changes caused by Injection of a novel submucosal lifting agent for endoscopic resection in GI lesions. – GIE
  2. Prevalence of Barrett’s Esophagus and performance of societal screening guidelines in an unreferred Primary care Population of US veterans.  – GIE
  3. The usefulness of olive oil enema in children with severe chronic constipation – J Ped Surg
  4. Rates of Postoperative Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease and Effects of Immunosuppresive and Biologic Therapies – CGH
  5. Histopathologic features and fragmentation of polyps with cold snare defect protrusions. – GIE
  6. AGA Clinical Practice Update on Diagnosis and Management of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis – Gastro
  7. Management and outcomes of bleeding within 30 days of colonic polypectomy in a Large, Real-Life, Multicenter Cohort study. – CGH
  8. Hypothermic Machine Perfusion in Liver Transplantation – NEJM
  9. EUS-guided gallbladder drainage vs laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a propensity score analysis with 1-year follow up data.  – GIE
  10. The prevalence of small-bowel polyps on video capsule endoscopy in patients with sporadic duodenal or ampullary adenomas. – GIE
  11. Adverse events and residual lesions rate after cold endoscopic mucosal resection of serrated lesions >10mm.
  12. Colorectal EMR outcomes in octogenarians versus younger patients referred for removal of large (>20mm) non-pedunculated polyps. – GIE
2021 · Podcast

Episode 49 – April 2021 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode 49 for April 2021

  1. Effectiveness of Oral Vancomycin for Prevention of Healtchare Facility-onset C.diff infection in Targeted Patients during Systemic antibiotic Exposure – Clinical ID
  2. The Detrimental Effects of oral Vancomycin – Letter to Editor – Clinical ID
  3. Linked color imaging focused on Neoplasm detection in the Upper GI tract – randomised trial  – Annals of Internal Medicine
  4. AGA clinical Practice Update on Medical Management of Colonic Diverticulitis: Expert Review
  5. Comparative effectiveness and harms of antibiotics for outpatient diverticulitis: Two nationwide cohort studies. Ann Intern Med
  6. Effects of Tenofovir vs Entecavir on Risk of HCC in patients with chronic HBV infection: A SRMA – CGH
  7. Factors that affect adequacy of Colon cleansing for colonoscopy in Hospitalized Patients – CGH
  8. https://app.calculoid.com/#/calculator/69490
  9. ACG Clinical Guidelines: Colorectal Cancer Screening 2021
2021 · Podcast

Episode 48 – March 2021 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode  48 March 2021

  1. Younger physicians and longer withdwaral times are associated with detection of advanced neoplasia in a large community practice. – CGH
  2. It’s All The RAVE: Time to Give up on “Chronic Radiation Proctitis” Misnomer – Gastroenterology
  3. Local immune response to food antigens drives meal-induced abdominal pain – Nature
  4. Prevalence of  a First-Degree Relative with Colorectal Cancer and Uptake of screening among persons 40-54 years old. – CGH
  5. Prevalence of IBS-type symptoms in patients with IBD in remission: SRMA – Lancet:Gastro and Hep
  6. Impact of 9-Minute Withdrawal Time on the Adenoma  Detection Rate: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial –  CGH
  7. Use of proton pump inhibitors to treat persistent throat symptoms: multicentre, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial – BMJ
  8. Effects of Colesevelam on Bowel Symptoms, Biomarkers, and Colonic Mucosal gene Expression in Patients with Bile Acid Diarrhea in a Randomized Trial. – CGH
  9. Possible tumour cell reimplantation during curative endoscopic therapy of superficial Barrett’s carcinoma – GUT
  10. Pneumatic dilation for persistent dysphagia after antireflux surgery, a multicentre single-blind randomized sham-controlled clinical trial. – GUT 
  11. Efficacy of Therapy for EOE in Real-World Practice – CGH
  12. ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – ACG

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2021 · Podcast

Episode 47 – January 2021 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode  47, January 2021

  1. Endoscopic Recognition and management strategies for Malignant Colorectal Polyps: Recommendation of the US Multi-Society Task force on Colorectal Cancer – GIE
  2. Polyp morphology: an interobserver evaluation for the Paris classification among international experts – AmJ Gastro
  3. Outcomes in lower GI bleeding comparing weekend with weekday admission. – GIE
  4. Efficacy and Safety of Ornithine Phenylacetate for Treating Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy in a Randomized Trial  – CGH
  5. A Trial of Ornithine Phenylacetate and the Arc of Ammonia’s History for Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy – CGH
  6. Are Gastrointestinal Symptoms Specific for Coronavirus 2019 Infection? A Prospective Case-Control Study from the United States – Gastro
  7. A randomized trial comparing antibiotics with appendectomy for appendicitis. – NEJM
  8. FIT test after negative colonoscopy may reduce the risk of incident colorectal cancer in a population-based screening programme – GUT
  9. The efficacy and safety of Vitamin C for Iron Supplementation in Adult Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia – Jama Open
  10. Randomised comparison of postpolypectomy surveillance intervals following a two-round baseline colonoscopy.  – GUT 
  11. Disease Progression and Outcomes of Pregnancies in Women With Eosinophilic Esophagitis – CGH
  12. Comparing Laparoscopic Elective Sigmoid Resection with Conservative Treatment in improving QoL of Patients with Diverticulitis. – JAMA Surgery

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2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – December 2020 – Episode 46 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode 46 for December 2020

  1. Sequential endoscopist-driven phone calls improve capture rate of adverse events after ERCP: a prospective study – GIE 
  2. Regular use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective cohort studies – GUT 
  3. Long-Term Consequences of Undiagnosed Celiac seropositivity –  Am J Gastro
  4. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is effective in the treatment of inflammatory and fistulizing pouch complications. – CGH
  5. Evaluating the optimum number of biopsies to  assess histological inflammation in ulcerative colitis: a  retrospective cohort study – Alimentary Pharmacology&Ther
  6. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and risk of neoplastic progression  in patients with Barrett’s esophagus  – Endoscopy
  7. Empirical Treatment With Carbapenem vs  Third-generation Cephalosporin for Treatment of  Spontaneous  Bacterial Peritonitis
  8. Combination Therapy of Adalimumab With an Immunomodulator Is Not More Effective Than Adalimumab Monotherapy in Children With Crohn’s Disease: A Post Hoc Analysis of the PAILOT Randomized Controlled Trial – IBD journal
  9. Treatment of Gut Fermentation Syndrome with FMT – Annals of IM
  10. A Prospective evaluation of POCUS diagnosis of diverticulitis in the emergency Department – Ann Emerg Med 2020 
  11. The long-term outcomes and natural disease course of serrated polyposis syndrome: over 10 years of prospective follow-up in a specialized center – GIE

2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – November 2020 – Episode 45 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode 45 for November 2020

  1.  Evaluation of Acute Mountain Sickness by Unsedated Transnasal Esophagogastroduodenoscopy at High Altitude – CGH
  2. Early Colonoscopy Does Not Improve Outcomes of  Patients With Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: SRM – CGH 
  3. Adverse Events After Inpatient Colonoscopy in Octogenarians – J of Clinical Gastro
  4. Comparative Efficacy of Drugs for the Treatment of Chronic Constipation – J of Clinical Gastro
  5. Two vs one forward view examination of right colon on adenoma detection: an international multicenter randomized trial – CGH
  6. Effects of Time-Restricted Eating on Weight Loss and Other  Metabolic Parameters in Women and Men With Overweight and Obesity – Jama Internal Medicine
  7. Anti–Siglec-8 Antibody for Eosinophilic Gastritis and Duodenitis – NEJM
  8. Coexistent faecal incontinence and constipation: A cross-sectional study of 4027 adults undergoing specialist assessment – EClinical Medicine
  9. Meta-analysis of Virtual-based Chromoendoscopy  Compared With Dye-spraying Chromoendoscopy Standard  and  High-definition White Light Endoscopy in Patients  With Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Increased Risk of  Colon Cancer – IBD journal

2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – October 2020 – Episode 44 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show Notes for October 2020 – Episode 44

  1. A Quarter of Participants With Advanced Neoplasia  Have Discordant Results From 2-Sample Fecal  Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening – CGH
  2. Assessment of Clinical Conditions Associated with Splenic Infarction in Adult Patients – JAMA Internal Medicine
  3. Unsedated colonoscopy – impact on quality indicators – Dig Dis Sci
  4. The effect of green kiwifruit on gas transit and tolerance in healthy humans – Neurogastroenterology & Motility
  5. Second international Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of HHT – Annals of IM
  6. AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on the  Gastrointestinal  Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia – GASTRO
  7. AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Role of  Probiotics in the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders – Gastro 
  8.  Interview with Jonathan Tsoni Peled, MD/PhD from Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC.  Twitter: @tsonipeled 

2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – September 2020 – Episode 43 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episodes 43 – September 2020

  1. Levels of Vitamin D are low after Crohn’s disease is established but not before –  CGH
  2. Rapid recurrence of EOE activity after successful treatment in the observational phase of a randomised trial. – CGH
  3. Clinical outcomes of adults with eosinophilic esophagitis with severe stricture. – GIE
  4. Quality of Colonoscopy: A Comparison  Between  Gastroenterologists and  Nongastroenterologists – Dis of colon & Rectum.
  5. A Novel Score to Predict Esophageal Varices in Patients  with Compensated Advanced Chronic Liver Disease – DDS
  6. https://cookcountyscore.shinyapps.io/cookcountyscore/ 
  7. Outcomes of Gallbladder Polyps and Their Association With Gallbladder Cancer in a 20-Year Cohort   – JAMA Network
  8. Discordance Between Patient-Reported Outcomes  and Mucosal Inflammation in Patients With Mild to  Moderate Ulcerative Colitis – CGH
  9. Rifabutin-Based triple therapy for Hpylori Eradication – Annals of IM
  10. Does Gastric Bypass Improve Glycemic Control Beyond the Effect of Weight Loss? – NEJM
  11. Regression of Fibrosis Stage With Treatment  Reduces Long-Term Risk of Liver Cancer in Patients w/ Hemochromatosis Caused by Mutation in HFE  – CGH
2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – July 2020 – Episode 42 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episodes 42 – July/August 2020

  1. Use of total underwater colonoscopy to navigate endoscopic challenges – CGH
  2. Performance of radiographic imaging after incomplete colonoscopy for non-malignant causes in clinical practice. – GIE
  3. Cognitive Deficit and white matter changes in persons with celiac disease: a population based study. -Gastroenterology
  4. Endoscopic gastric body plication for the treatment of obesity – GIE
  5. Cold snare piecemeal EMR of large sessile colnic polylps >20mm –  GIE
  6. AGA clinical Practice Update on Functional Heartburn: Expert Review – Gastro
  7. Imipramine for Treatment of Esophageal Hypersensitivity and Functional Heartburn – Am J Gastro
  8. Superiority of Higher‑Volume Fresh Feces Compared to  Lower‑Volume Frozen Feces in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for  Recurrent Cdiff – Dig Dis & Sciences
  9. Practical Tips on TIPS: When and When NOT to request it.
  10. TIPS to the rescue: Preoperative Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) placement in a patient with caput medusae and colon cancer – Radiology  Case Reports 
  11. Real-World practice patterns in the Era of Rectal Indomethacin for prophylaxis against Post-ERCP Pancreatitis in a high risk cohort – AmJ Gastro
  12. Delays in colonoscopy start time are associated with reductions in adenoma detection rates – Digest Liver Dis
2020 · Podcast

GI Pearls – June 2020 – Episode 41 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episodes 41 – June 2020

  1. Discrepancy between self-reported and actual colonoscopy polypectomy practices for the removal of small polyps – GIE
  2. AGA Guidelines on the management of Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis – Gastro 
  3. Resistance training increases muscle strength and muscle size in patients with liver cirrhosis. – CGH
  4. Reduced incidence of Hepatic encephalopathy and higher odds of resolutions associated with eradication of HCV – CGH
  5. Ammonia Levels do not guide clinical management of patients with hepatic encephalopathy caused by cirrhosis. – Am J Gastro
  6. Low-Value Levels: Ammonia Testing Does not Improve the Outcomes of HE. – Am J Gastro
  7. Young adults and metachronous neoplasia: risks for future advanced adenomas and large serrated polyps compared with older adults – GIE
  8. Changing patters in the epidemiology and outcomes of IBD in the UK – 2000-2018 – AP&T 
  9. Use of Fecal Occult Blood Testing as a Diagnostic Tool for Clinical Indications: SRMA – Am J Gastro
  10. Low incidence of aerodigestive cancers in patients with negative results from colonoscopies, regardless of findings from stool DNA tests. – CGH 
  11. Endoscopic retrieval of magnetic foreign body ingestions with  a nasal bridle: description of a novel technique – GIE
  12. Underwater versus conventinal endoscopic resection of nondiminutive nonpedunculated colorectal lesions: RCT – GIE
  13. Cancer Prevention With Aspirin in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer (Lynch Syndrome), 10-year Follow-Up – Lancet
  14. AGA and Allergy Immunology Guidelines for EOE – Gastro