Gastroenterology

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

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

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.

The Evolution of Medicine | Medical Blog

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living

ACC.14: Celiac Disease Increases CAD Risk | Medical Blog

The Particulars: Data have linked inflammatory states such as lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease with coronary artery disease (CAD). Patients with celiac disease have

H. Pylori Testing & Uninvestigated Dyspepsia | Opinion Article

Gastritis, dyspepsia, and peptic ulcer disease are common causes of abdominal pain that may be caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. When people with peptic ulcers have H.

A Warning System for Colorectal Surgery Patients | Opinion Article

About 16% of all colorectal surgical patients on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. These readmissions last more than 1 week, on average, and

Managing Pain in Patients With IBD | Feature

Abdominal pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex to manage, but taking a step-wise approach may enhance outcomes. Furthermore, researchers are learning more about potential causes of pain in patients with IBD. The hope is to identify novel and effective treatments.

Managing Metastatic CRC: Coming to a Consensus | Feature

An international panel of experts has developed a consensus statement on the management of patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC). Recommendations address the key issues faced by the CRC hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team.

Video Capsule Endoscopy in the ED | Feature

Esophagoduodenoscopy is the current gold standard for stratifying risk in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, a potentially life-threatening emergency. However, this procedure is performed almost exclusively by

ACS 2013: A Laparoscopic Approach to Colon Resection | Feature

The Particulars: Among the elderly, research suggests that elective colon resection is associated with poor perioperative outcomes. Using a laparoscopic approach to colon resection in the elderly

Colon Polyps in Elderly Patients Are More Likely to Develop in Areas Seen Only with Colonoscopy | Feature

WASHINGTON, DC—People over 60 years old are more likely to have precancerous or cancerous polyps develop in a part of the colon that goes unseen by flexible

Reducing SSIs in Colorectal Surgery | Feature

A project directed by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has been shown to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Findings suggest that avoiding these SSIs can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.

Anti-PD-L1 Drug Shows Promising Anti-Cancer Effects | Feature

A phase I expansion study of the investigational drug MPDL3280A — an engineered PD-L1 targeted antibody — shows impressive tumor shrinkage rates in patients with several different

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