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 – 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
2017 · Podcast

April 2017 GI Literature Review – Episode 1

Show notes for 2017 April 001

List of articles cited

  1. Patients With Barrett’s Esophagus and Persistent Low-grade Dysplasia Have an Increased Risk for High-grade Dysplasia and Cancer.”  GIE
  2. Gastrointestinal Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Large Population-Based Study” – Gastroenterology
  3. Western Dietary Pattern Increases, and Prudent Dietary Pattern Decreases, Risk of Incident Diverticulitis in a Prospective Cohort Study” – Gastroenterology
  4. Asymptomatic Carriers Contribute to Nosocomial Clostridium difficile Infection: A Cohort Study of 4508 Patients” – Gastroenterology
  5. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome After Infectious Enteritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” – Gastroenterology
  6. Ultrasound-Mediated Delivery of RNA to Colonic Mucosa of Live Mice” – Gastroenterology
  7. Recommendations on Fecal Immunochemical Testing to Screen for Colorectal Neoplasia: A Consensus Statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer” – Gastroenterology