Gastroenterology

Reports of high-impact gastroenterology studies by medical professionals

Novel Mid-East coronavirus (MERS-CoV): First detailed report

Image: PD 1. Two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in France were identified in this report. 2. Incubation time of the virus was...

Liver transplant prolongs life in metastatic colorectal cancer

Image: PD/Colon cancer mortality rates.  1. Patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) have similar rates of survival post-liver transplant to patients undergoing repeat...

High serum bilirubin can be used as a prognostic marker for cardiovascular disease in...

Image: CC Key study points: High levels of serum bilirubin decrease the rates of cardiovascular events in both men and women who are about to start...

New pediatric GERD management guidelines released

Image: CC/S.Fruitsmaak 1. Distinguishing between physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and pathologic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is key to managing regurgitation symptoms in children.  2. Lifestyle modifications...

Longer duration of obesity increases risk of coronary heart disease

Image: PD  1. Longer duration of overall obesity and abdominal obesity were associated with higher degree of coronary artery calcification.  2. Delaying the onset of obesity...

Deep Brain Stimulation appears safe and may be effective for refractory anorexia nervosa [Physician...

Image: PD 1. According to a pilot phase 1 trial, subcallosal cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) appears to be generally safe for the treatment of...

[Physician Comment] The extent of C. difficile infections may not differ in light of...

Image: PD Study author Dr. David B. Stewart, M.D. talks to 2 Minute Medicine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center "It is not uncommon for patients...

Sequential vs. triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection: a new treatment regimen guided by...

Image: T.Tsutsumi Key study points: 1. Sequential treatment is more efficacious than triple therapy as the first-line treatment for H. pylori. 2. Local prevalence of H....

Differential response to panitumumab seen in colorectal cancer based on genotypes

Image: PD  1. Addition of panitumumab to the first-line FOLFOX4 regimen prolonged survival in patients without RAS mutations.  2. Panitumumab was associated with shortened survival in...

Local excision inferior to major resection in T1-2 colon cancer and T2 rectal cancer

Image: PD 1. There was no significant difference in cancer-specific survival between local tumor excision and major resection of rectal and colon carcinoma in situ,...
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