2022 · Podcast

Episode 55 – June 2022 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episode 55 – June 2022

  1. Pooled Rates of Adenoma Detection by Colonoscopy in Asymptomatic Average Risk Individuals with Positive Fecal Immunochemical Test: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – GIE
  2. Long-Term Follow-up of the Italian Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Trial – Annals of IM
  3. Recurrence of Colorectal neoplastic polyps after incomplete resection  – annals of internal Medicine
  4. A randomised controlled study shows supplementation of overweight and obese adults with lactobacilli and bifidobacteria reduces bodyweight and improves well-being – Scientific Reports
  5. Associations between autoimmune conditions and gastric cancer risk among elderly adults in the united states – Am J Gastro
  6. Patient satisfaction of Propofol versus Midazolam and Fentanyl Sedation during colonoscopy in IBD – CGH
  7. Comorbidities Drive the Majority of Overall Mortality in Low-risk Mucinous Pancreatic Cysts Under Surveillance – CGH
  8. Implications of stable or increasing adenoma detection rate on the need for continuous measurement. – GIE
  9. Margin marking before colorectal endoscopic mucosal resection and its impact on neoplasia recurrence. – GIE
  10. Percutaneous Tibial nerve Stimulation vs Sham Stimulation For Fecal incontinence in Women: Neuromodulation for accidental bowel leakage Randomized Clinical Trial – ACG
  11. ACG-CAG Clinical Practice Guideline :Management of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets during acute GI bleed – ACG Guidelines
2022 · Podcast

Episode 54 – May 2022 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes Episode 54 – May 2022

  1. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cold Snare Polypectomy Technique: Technique Matters More Than Snare Wire Diameter – Am J Gastro
  2. Outcomes for upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Toronto area – J Gastro and Hep 
  3. Endoscopic Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus – using old principles and new technology to improve Care. – Am J Gastro
  4. Three signs of pneumoperitoneum on a Supine Radio-graph – CGH
  5. Comparison of a Hemostatic Powder and Standard Treatment in the Control of Active Bleeding From Upper Nonvariceal Lesions – Annals of Int Medicine
  6. Associations Between Sleep Position and Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux: A Study Using Concurrent Monitoring of Sleep Position and Esophageal pH and Impedance – ACG
  7. Artificial intelligence for the assessment of bowel preparation – GIE
  8. Diagnostic Yeild of colonoscopy in Patients with Symptoms Compatible with Rome IV Functional Bowel Disorders . – CGH
2022 · Podcast

Episode 53 – February 2022 – Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show Notes for Episode 53

  1. Lyophilised oral fecal microbiota transplantation for ulcerative colitis (LOTUS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. – Lancet Gastro
  2. Effect of prophylactic endoscopic clip placement on clinically significant post-endoscopic mucosal resection bleeding in the right colon: a single centre, randomized controlled trial – Lancet Gastro
  3. Feasibility and diagnostic yield of small-bowel capsule endoscopy in patients with surgically altered gastric anatomy: the SAGA study – GIE
  4. Utility of Serum Biomarker Indices for staging of Hepatic Fibrosis before and after venesection in patients with Hemochromatosis caused by Variants in HFE – CGH
  5. Barrett’s esophagus with low-grade dysplasia: high rate of upstaging at Barrett’s esophagus referral units suggests progression rates may be overestimated.  – GIE
  6. ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of GERD – Am J Gastro
  7. Diagnosis and Management of Acute Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians – ACP – Annals of IM
2021 · Podcast

Episode 51 – September 2021 – Gastroenterology Literature Review


Show notes for Episode 51

  1. Role of routine second-look endoscopy in patients with acute peptic ulcer bleeding: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials-  GIE
  2. A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults with Crohn’s Disease – Gastroenterology
  3. Comparative effectiveness and harms of antibiotics for outpatient diverticulitis. – Annals of IM
  4. Colonoscopy Versus Fecal Immunochemical Test for Reducing Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Population-Based Case–Control Study   – CTG
  5. Combination therapy does not improve rate of clinical or endoscpic remission in patients with IBD treated with vedolizumab or ustekinumab. – CGH
  6. World Gastroenterology Organisation Global Guidelines –  Helicobacter Pylori May 2021
  7. Gene-Specific Variation in Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Strategies for Lynch Syndrome
  8. Association between time to colonoscopy after positive fecal testing and colorectal cancer outcomes: Review – CGH
  9. Intestinal Failure: What all gastroenterolgists should know-  CGH
  10. ACG Clinical Guidelines: Prevention, Diagnosis and TReatment of Clostridioides difficile Infections – Am J Gastro
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 – 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 – January 2020 – Episode 38 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show notes for Episodes 38 – January 2020

  1. ASGE review of adverse events in colonoscopy – GIE 
  2. Endoscopic or Surgical Myotomy in Patients with Idiopathic Achalasia – NEJM
  3. Relationship Between Recreational Marijuana  Use and Bowel Function in a Nationwide Cohort Study – Am J gastro
  4. Circulating tumor DNA methylation profiles enable early diagnosis, prognosis prediction, and  screening for colorectal cancer – Science TM
  5. Lactulose Breath Testing as a Predictor of  Response to Rifaximin in Patients With Irritable bowel  Syndrome With Diarrhea – AmJ Gastro
  6. Postinfectious IBS after Campylobacter infection – Am J Gastro
  7. Oral Curcumin no more effective than placebo in preventing recurrence of Crohn’s disease after surgery in RTC – CGH
  8.  Hpylori – when treat when not to treat – Am J Gastro
  9. Long-Duration Oral Vancomycin to treat Cdiff in patients iwth IBD is associated with low rate of recurrence – Am J Gastro
  10. Masked bolus gluten challenge low in FODMAPs implicates nausea and vomiting as key shymptoms of exposure to celiac – AP&T
  11. Clinical and molecular features of post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers – CGH
  12. Simethicone use during gastrointestinal endoscopy: Position statement of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia – Journal of Gastro&Hep
2019 · Podcast

GI Pearls – June 2019 – Episode 33 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show Notes for June 2019 – Episode 33

  1. Epidemiology and implications of concurrent diagnosis of EOE and IBD – Gut
  2. Risk of Cdiff Infection with Systemic  Antimicrobial Therapy Following Successful FMT –   Dig Dis Sci
  3. Safety of Endoscopy in cancer patients with thrombocytopenia and neutropenia – GIE
  4. Same-Day vs Different-Day Elective Upper and Lower Endoscopic Procedures by Setting – JAMA Internal Medicine
  5. Cuff-assisted versus cap-assisted colonoscopy for adenoma  detection: results of a randomized study – Endoscopy
  6. Promotion of Testing for Celiac Disese and the Gluten-Free diet among complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. – Am J Gastro
  7. Numbers and feature of Patient with a diagnosis of Celiac disease w/o Duodenal biopsy, based on a national survey – CGH
  8. Early colonoscopy for diverticular bleeding does not reduce risk of post-discharge recurrent bleeding :Propensity score matching analysis  – CGH
  9. AGA Clinical Practice Update on Interaction Between Oral DAAs for Chronic HepC Infection and HCC – Gastro
  10. Randomized placebo-controlled trial of droperidol and ondansetron for adult emergency department patients with nausea – Acad Emerg Med 
  11. Endoscopy-related musculoskeletal injuries in gastroenterology fellows – Endoscopy International
  12. Efficacy of MaziRenWan, a chinese Herbal medicine, in Patients with functional constipation – RTC – CGH
  13. Superiority of Gastrojejunostomy over Endoscopic Stenting for Palliation of Malignant gastric outlet obstruction – CGH

Podcast

GI Pearls – March 2019 – Episode 30 Gastroenterology Literature Review

Show Notes for March 2019 – Episode 30

Sorry, but I was sick, so episode is shorter, and … late.

  1. Evaluation of adenomas per colonoscopy and adenomas per positive participant as new quality parameters in screening colonoscopy – GIE
  2. Adherence to Recommended Inpatient Hepatic Encephalopathy  Workup – J Hosp Med
  3. Clinical ipact and Safety of Anticoagulants for portal vein thrombosis – Am J Gastro
  4. Fracture risk in Patients with IBD: Nationwided population cohort study – Am J Gastro
  5. Comparing adenoma and polyp miss rates for total underwater colonoscopy versus standard CO2 – randomized trial using tandem colonoscopy approach.–  GIE
  6. Increasing adenoma detection rate in the right side of the colon comparing retroflexion with a second forward view: review – GIE
  7. Effects of bowel preparation on the human gut microbiome and metabolome– Scientific Reports