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For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

8:00 PM EST. Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say By Steven Reinberg
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JOURNAL UPDATE

Educational Methods Have Improved Bowel Prep Compliance

1:00 PM EST. Many methods have been developed, including educational booklets, videos, phone apps

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

December 2016 Briefing - Gastroenterology

January 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarUse of Balloon and Balloon-like devices in Medicine

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

I recently came across a very interesting article listing the many extended uses of the Foley’s catheter in plastic surgery [1]. This article prompted me to attempt to compile information on the various ways in which Balloon catheters and other devices based on the balloon principle have been used…

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarThe right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will confine myself to the example of the ‘right hypochondrium’.…

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarSoft drink consumption may increase risk of pancreatic cancer

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D..

Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly two-fold compared with individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Dysphagia

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Dysphagia is the nonpainful difficulty in swallowing. It is most probably experienced at the same level as the lesion or above it.

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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