Gastroenterology

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

Ulcerative Colitis Treatments: Comparing Mortality | Feature

A study has found that elective colectomy appears to be a better strategy than medical therapy to improve survival for patients with advanced ulcerative colitis, especially among patients aged 50 and older.

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

Conference Highlights: DDW 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at DDW 2016, the annual Digestive Disease Week conference, from May 22 to 24 in San Diego.

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

Interventions for Gallbladder Disease | Feature

A clinical review looks at the pros and cons of different interventional approaches to gallbladder disease. The review also examines the recent technological advances in endoscopic treatments for symptomatic disease.

Conference Highlights: ACS 2015 | Feature

New research was presented at ACS 2015, the American College of Surgeons’ annual clinical congress, from October 4 to 8 in Chicago. The features below highlight some

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Medical Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require

BMI Predicts Colorectal Procedure Length | News Brief

A retrospective analysis of more than 45,000 patients indicates that BMI appears to predict operative times across elective colorectal procedures. Patients with morbid obesity, based on BMI,

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | News Brief

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k),

CME: An Update on Managing IBS & Chronic Idiopathic Constipation | News Brief

The American College of Gastroenterology has released an updated monograph on the management of IBS and chronic idiopathic constipation. The monograph also uses recent scientific evidence to shed light on traditional interventions.

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

An Update on Managing IBS & CIC | Feature

The American College of Gastroenterology has released an updated monograph on the management of IBS and chronic idiopathic constipation. The monograph also uses recent scientific evidence to shed light on traditional interventions.

Non-Specific Abdominal Pain: Analyzing Repeat ED Use | Feature

Repeat ED use among patients with non-specific abdominal pain appears to be associated with moderate to severe depressive disorder. ED physicians should consider a diagnosis of depression for these patients and perhaps screen those with multiple visits for mental health disorders.

Pediatric GERD Procedures | Opinion Article

Clinicians often have difficulty diagnosing GERD and discriminating it from physiologic regurgitation, especially in the pediatric population. “Childhood GERD is diagnosed commonly by clinical evaluation and often

Crash Diet | Opinion Article

“You need to re-think the crash diet.”

More Docs Denying Sales Rep Access | Medical Blog

A new report from the global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates indicates that—despite signs of leveling off—pharmaceutical sales rep access to physicians continues to steadily decline. Data

Relieving Pain in Colorectal Surgery | Opinion Article

Adding a TAP block to ERP protocols may allow patients to bypass or reduce narcotics use after colorectal surgery.

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