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Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

9:00 AM EST. People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study… Read article

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Survival Feasible Post Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Amiodarone

12:00 PM EST. Case report describes survival of 79-year-old woman treated with IV amiodarone for atrial flutter

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

June 2017 Briefing - Gastroenterology

July 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

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

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

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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Acute diarrhea

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Diarrhea is defined as either the passage of stools that are loose in consistency, the passage of 3 or more stools per day or the passage of at least…

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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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