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
2018 · Podcast

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
2018 · Podcast

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 – 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
2017 · CGH · Podcast

GI Pearls – September 15-30 2017 – Episode 10

Show Notes for September 15-30, 2017  Episode 010
  1. Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – Lancet
  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Phlebotomy Need in HFE Hemochromatosis: Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial – Gastro
  3. Influence of Age and Eosinophilic Esophagits on Esophageal Distensibility in a Pediatric cohort – Am J Gastro
  4. Long-Term CRC Incidence After Negative Colonoscopy in the State of Utah: Teh effect of Family History. – Am J Gastro
  5. Fecal Incontinence Is associated with Mortality Among Older Adults with Complex Needs – Am J Gastro
  6. Screening for Occult Cancer in Patients with Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism – Annals of IM
  7. The Durability of Antireflux Surgery – JAMA
  8. Association of prophylactic endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients with upper GI bleeds and cardiopulmonary unplanned events – GIE
  9. Age of red cells for transfusion and outcomes in critically ill adults. – NEJM
  10. The Natural History of Sever Acute Liver Injury – Am J Gastro
  11. Esophageal Dilation with either bougie or balloon technique as a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – GIE
2017 · Podcast

GI Pearls – September 1-15 2017 – Episode 9

Show Notes for September 1-15 2017  Episode 009
  1. Asthma Is Associated With Subsequent Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Population-based Case–Control Study  – CGH
  2. Laboratory predictors of bleeding and the effect of platelet and RBC transfusions on bleeding outcomes in the PLADO trial – Blood
  3. Therapeutic endoscopy-related GI bleeding and thromboembolic events in patients using warfarin or direct oral anticoagulants: results from a large nationwide database analysis – Gut
  4. Major Bleeding Risk During Anticoagulation with Warfarin, Dabigatran, Apixaban, or Rivaroxaban in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. – J of Managed Care & Spec Pharm
  5. Oral administration of conditioned medium obtained from mesenchymal stem cell culture prevents subsequent stricture formation after esophageal submucosal dissection in pigs. – GIE
  6. High Dietary Intake of Specific Fatty Acids Increases Risk of Flares in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis in Remission During Treatment With Aminosalicylates – CGH
  7. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Inherited Polyposis Syndromes – Dis of Col and Rectum.
  8. Measurement Bias of Polyp Size at Colonoscopy – Dis of Col and Rectum.
  9. Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Am J Gastro.
  10. Rural and Urban Residence During Early Life is Associated with Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – AmJGastro
  11. What’s new in Rome IV – Neurogastro & Motility
  12. Fecal Calprotectin Levels Predict Histological Healing in Ulcerative Colitis – IBD Journal
  13. Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass – NEJM