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

Endoscopic Assessment of Early Neoplasia in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Endoscopic Assessment of Early Neoplasia in the Gastrointestinal Tract

December 29, 2012 at 1:36 AM 0 comments

P. Didden, A.D. Koch Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2012:1:45-52. Abstract Endoscopic detection and evaluation of early neoplasia in the gastrointestinal tract should be carried out by systematic assessment of a standard set of lesional characteristics. First of all, attention should be given to the microvasculature and pit pattern of the mucosalRead More

Acute Pancreatitis – Beyond Gallstones and Alcohol

Acute Pancreatitis – Beyond Gallstones and Alcohol

December 29, 2012 at 1:32 AM 0 comments

Omid Sadr-Azodi Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2012:1:35-38. Abstract Acute pancreatitis is the most common disorder of the pancreas. The incidence of the disease has increased markedly during the past decades. Whilst alcohol abuse and gallstone disease might explain a large proportion of the disease etiology, in one quarter of the patients,Read More

Treatment of Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Treatment of Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma: Current Status and Future Perspectives

December 29, 2012 at 1:10 AM 0 comments

Jan B. Kuhlmann Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2012:1:63-67. Abstract Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is a tumour with a poor prognosis. The treatment of CC is challenging as the tumour is usually diagnosed late and the treatments are not very effective except when complete surgical resection is possible. However in the majority of cases,Read More

Challenging Propofol Sedation in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: High Risk Patients and High Risk Procedures

Challenging Propofol Sedation in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: High Risk Patients and High Risk Procedures

December 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM 0 comments

Eduardo Redondo-Cerezo Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2012:1:39-44. Abstract Sedation is increasingly becoming a must for most endoscopic procedures. Non-anesthesiologist administration of propofol is the standard of practice in many European countries. Nevertheless, despite anesthesiology societies concerns about sedation guided by endoscopist, practitioners find some limits to propofol administration, related to highRead More