Endoscopic Necrosectomy as Treatment for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis

Endoscopic Necrosectomy as Treatment for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis

December 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM 0 comments

Dr. Christian Jürgensen Head of Endoscopy CCM, Department of Gastroenterology, Charité University, Berlin, Germany Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 07.08.13 Accepted: 02.12.03 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:102-105. Abstract Necrotising pancreatitis can be life-threatening, but the introduction of endoscopic necrosectomy has led to a tremendous reduction of lethality. This reviewRead More

The Versatile Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Gastrointestinal Tract

The Versatile Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Gastrointestinal Tract

November 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM 0 comments

Nathalie Stakenborg, Martina Di Giovangiulio, Guy E. Boeckxstaens, Gianluca Matteoli Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID), University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Support: Supported by grants from Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); Odysseus and Hercules program to G.E.B.,Read More

Understanding the Pathophysiology of IBS

Understanding the Pathophysiology of IBS

November 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM 0 comments

Giovanni Barbara, Marco Dolci, Cesare Cremon, Maria Raffaella Barbaro, Lara Bellacosa, Anita Fucili, Vincenzo Stanghellini Department of Clinical Medicine and Center for Applied Biomedical Research (CRBA), University of Bologna, Italy Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 13.11.13 Accepted: 27.11.13 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:40-46. Abstract While irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)Read More

A Review of Crohn’s Disease

A Review of Crohn’s Disease

November 22, 2013 at 12:58 AM 0 comments

Philip Hendy,1 Ailsa Hart2 1. Gastroenterology SPR, St Mark’s Hospital, Middlesex, UK 2. Gastroenterology Consultant, St Mark’s Hospital, Middlesex, UK Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 17.09.13 Accepted: 22.11.13 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:116-123. Abstract Crohn’s disease is a chronic relapsing inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of theRead More

Effects of Antibiotic Use on the Microbiota of the Gut and Associated Alterations of Immunity and Metabolism

Effects of Antibiotic Use on the Microbiota of the Gut and Associated Alterations of Immunity and Metabolism

November 20, 2013 at 12:31 AM 0 comments

M. Pilar Francino,1,2 Andrés Moya1,3 1. Senior Scientist, Joint Research Unit for Genomics and Health, Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in Valencia (FISABIO-Public Health), Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2. Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences, University of CaliforniaRead More

Endoscopic Optical Enhancement Technologies in IBD

Endoscopic Optical Enhancement Technologies in IBD

November 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM 0 comments

Gian Eugenio Tontini,1,2 Maurizio Vecchi,2,3 Markus F. Neurath,1 Helmut Neumann1 1. Department of Medicine I, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 2. Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy 3. Department of Biomedical Science for Health, University of Milan, Italy Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received:Read More

Managing Ulcerative Colitis – The Guidelines and Beyond

Managing Ulcerative Colitis – The Guidelines and Beyond

November 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM 0 comments

Mitchell RKL Lie, C Janneke van der Woude Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 17.09.13 Accepted: 19.11.13 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:82-91. Abstract Management guidelines offer clinicians clear, evidence-based and often succinct treatment advice. For ulcerative colitis these guidelines describe theRead More

Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy – Targeting the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis

Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy – Targeting the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis

October 16, 2013 at 12:07 AM 0 comments

Summary of Presentations from the Norgine Sponsored Satellite Symposium, UEG Week, Berlin, Germany, 12th–16th October 2013 Chairpersons: Rajiv Jalan1 Speakers: Agustin Albillos,2 Flemming Bendtsen,3 1. UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK 2. Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Universidad de Alcalá, CIBERehd, Madrid, Spain 3.Read More

State-of-the-Art Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Recent Advances and Emerging Therapeutic Alternatives

State-of-the-Art Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Recent Advances and Emerging Therapeutic Alternatives

September 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM 0 comments

Magnus Simrén Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden Support: Writing assistance provided by Katrina Mountfort. Received: 14.11.13 Accepted: 09.12.13 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:30-38. Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent functional disorder characterised by chronic and recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. Numerous pharmacologicalRead More

The Role of Environmental Factors in Digestive Cancer

The Role of Environmental Factors in Digestive Cancer

December 29, 2012 at 1:36 AM 0 comments

Rene Lambert Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2012:1:53-62. Abstract The risk of digestive cancer in each country is analyzed in cancer registries for Incidence and Mortality. Survival is estimated from registries with a correct follow-up. Estimated values of Incidence and Mortality, expressed as an age standardized rate (ASR) for 100 000 persons,Read More