Johnson on Gastroenterology

 
 
  • PPI and Clopidogrel: The Latest Data   With several articles being published recently on proton-pump inhibitors and clopidogrel, David A. Johnson, MD, cuts through the noise and offers video commentary on the latest data.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis: What's New and What To Do?   Four recent articles report on the latest treatment strategies for eosinophilic esophagitis, an increasingly recognized disorder in both children and adults. Dr. David Johnson offers video commentary.
  • Colon Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy vs Sigmoidoscopy   Is colonoscopy being challenged as the gold standard for colon cancer screening? David A. Johnson, MD, explores the controversy, commenting on recent data and offering screening recommendations.
  • Is Clopidogrel Cessation Before Colonoscopy Unnecessary?   A report suggests routinely stopping clopidogrel before colonoscopy/polypectomy is not needed. David A. Johnson, MD, offers perspective on these data and provides key take-home points for clinicians.
  • Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Risk for Fractures: Breaking Through the Confusion   On the heels of the FDA mandating a label change for PPIs to warn of potential risk for fractures, Dr. David Johnson explores the most recent data and offers his perspective in this video commentary.
  • What's Your Adenoma Detection Rate?   According to a new study, adenoma detection rates may predict interval colorectal cancer. Dr. David Johnson shares his perspective on the data and clinical impact in this video commentary.
  • Does Antireflux Surgery Prevent the Development of Esophageal Cancer?   David A. Johnson, MD, explores the question of a possible preventive effect of antireflux surgery on esophageal cancer development in his latest video commentary. Is it a fact or a myth busted?
  • Clopidogrel and Proton-Pump Inhibitors: News on the Noise   The debate continues about whether the concurrent use of clopidogrel and PPIs is helpful or harmful. David A. Johnson, MD, discusses a provocative new study on the issue in his video commentary.
  • Guidelines on Esophageal Stents in Benign and Malignant Diseases   In this video commentary, David A. Johnson, MD, presents the latest practice guidelines on the role of esophageal stents in the management of benign and malignant diseases in adults.
  • Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Drug Management Before Surgery: New Guidance and Implications   Be aware: The rules are changing in regard to the management of antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents before both elective and emergent surgery. David A. Johnson, MD, explains in this video blog.
  • Aspirin Use and GI Ulcer Bleeding: Harming or Helping Patients?   In this video blog, David A. Johnson, MD, discusses a recent study that compared the effects of aspirin continuance vs withdrawal on patients with acute upper GI ulcer bleeding.
  • Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Bone Fractures?   Proton-pump inhibitor use has been thought to be associated with osteoporosis. Is it? David A. Johnson, MD, discusses the latest evidence and provides his perspective in this video blog.
  • Trouble Catching Z's: GERD and Its Effects on Sleep   What is the prevalence of GERD-related sleep disorders? What are the implications of sleep aids on GERD? In this video blog, David A. Johnson, MD, explores 2 new studies that focus on these issues.
  • Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Clopidogrel -- Friends or Foes?   Is the interaction between proton-pump inhibitors and clopidogrel fact or fiction? David A. Johnson, MD, shares the latest evidence in this video blog.
  • Postoperative Prevention of Crohn's Disease   In his latest video blog, David A. Johnson, MD, explores the use of the purine analogs AZA and 6MP in the prevention of postoperative recurrence in Crohn’s disease. Are they safe and effective?
  • Colon Cancer Screening: Is It Only a Swallow Away?   Will colon capsule endoscopy replace colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening? David A. Johnson, MD, discusses the pros and cons of this emerging technology in his latest video blog.
  • The Ongoing Challenges of PPI Use   Is the use of proton-pump inhibitors in cirrhotic patients with ascites associated with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? David A. Johnson, MD, discusses the latest evidence in this video blog.
  • Barrett's Esophagus: Ablation or Surveillance? In this video blog, David A. Johnson, MD, discusses Barrett’s esophagus and the dilemma of ablation versus surveillance. Just because we can ablate, should we?
  • Role of PPIs in Suspected Silent GERD A common concern focuses on the potential complications of silent GERD. What does the research say about the treatment of patients? David A. Johnson, MD, discusses the evidence in this video blog.
  • Highlights of 2009 Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines In this video blog, David A. Johnson, MD, FACG, FASGE, FACP presents an overview of the new guidelines issued by the American College of Gastroenterology for colorectal cancer screening.
 
 
 
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