Evaluating Risk Factors for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseJanuary 19th 2014
There are several known risk factors and "red flags" that should prompt clinicians to suspect nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and conduct appropriate testing.
Effective Management of Fecal Incontinence Requires Thorough Physical Exam, HistoryJanuary 19th 2014
Clinicians should be familiar with all current testing options and assessment tools and be prepared to offer support and guidance to patients who may be embarrassed or unwilling to discuss this aspect of their health.
Endoscopy Training Is More Important Than Technology in Reducing Interval Colorectal CancerJanuary 19th 2014
Despite many technological advances, better training and education are the most important factors to boost the detection of adenomas in the colon and reduce interval colorectal cancer.
In the Future, IBD Treatment Will Focus on More Cost-Effective, Quality CareJanuary 18th 2014
With renewed attention on maximizing return on every dollar spent on health care, gastroenterologists need to take a thoughtful approach that takes cost and the overall patient experience into account when they make testing and treatment decisions with patients who have inflammatory bowel disease.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Difficult C. difficile Infection CasesJanuary 17th 2014
With fecal microbiota transplantation, patients with recurrent C. difficile infection can avoid prolonged, repeated courses of antibiotics. The procedure can also help to re-establish normal intestinal microbiome diversity, assisting patients in restoring colonization resistance.