Johnson on Gastroenterology

 
 
  • Fractured Sleep Exacts a Heavy Toll   There is increasing awareness of the adverse health implications of sleep deprivation/fragmentation. Could it play a role in cancer development and progression? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary.
  • Safety of Capsule Endoscopy With Implantable Cardiac Devices Capsule endoscopy is contraindicated in patients with implantable cardiac devices per the current recommendations. Is that still valid? Maybe not. Dr. David Johnson explores the latest evidence.
  • Top 10 Highlights From ACG 2013 Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 key scientific presentations from this year's American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Diego.
  • Probiotics for Diarrhea: Are 'Bug-Drugs' the Answer?   Can probiotics prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea or C difficile diarrhea? Do they play a role in the prevention of other GI diseases? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary and clinical guidance.
  • Lymphocytic Esophagitis: Don’t Miss This   First eosinophilic esophagitis and now lymphocytic esophagitis -- Dr. David Johnson discusses how to recognize its characteristics and differentiate it from other esophageal diseases.
  • What Can We Do to Prevent Medical Malpractice?   Dr. David Johnson highlights advice from a world-renowned colonoscopist and skilled expert witness on how to avoid and defend against malpractice suits for postcolonoscopy cancer.
  • C difficile: Guidelines to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent   Dr. David Johnson highlights the new guidelines on diagnosing, treating, and preventing Clostridium difficile infection, and provides guidance for the clinician toward application to daily practice.
  • Top 10 GERD Guidelines   Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 out of the new guidelines for diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from the American College of Gastroenterology.
  • Going Gluten-Free: Value Beyond Celiac Disease?   Increasing numbers of individuals without celiac disease report relief of GI symptoms with a gluten-free diet. What's the evidence behind it? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary and clinical guidance.
  • A ‘Killer’ of a Reason to Treat Hepatitis C   Dr. David Johnson stresses the importance of treating patients with hepatitis C and advanced hepatic fibrosis, given that those with sustained treatment response have a lower all-cause mortality rate.
  • Endoscopy Screening for GERD: Best Practices   Dr. David Johnson discusses new guidelines from the American College of Physicians for upper endoscopy for GERD. What’s the clinical evidence behind them, and how will they affect practice?
  • What Happens in Vegas: Highlights From ACG 2012   Dr. David Johnson shares some of the key data from this year’s American College of Gastroenterology meeting that really shouldn't stay in Vegas
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis: What Is Appropriate Therapy?   Results from 2 recent studies on corticosteroids for eosinophilic esophagitis raise questions about the appropriate initial therapy for patients. Dr. David Johnson offers his perspective.
  • Could We Be Missing Skin Cancer in IBD Patients? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary on the evolving data regarding the risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and how medication may play a role.
  • Endoscopy in Pregnancy: Risks and Safety   New guidelines aim to minimize the risk to the unborn child when endoscopy can't be postponed until after birth.
  • Diagnosis and Management of NAFLD: New Guidelines   Dr. David Johnson discusses the newly published guidelines for diagnosing and managing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. What’s the clinical evidence behind them, and how will they affect practice?
  • Fecal Transplantation for C difficile: An Evolving 'Art'   Dr. David Johnson discusses the therapeutic option of fecal transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. How is it done, and is it effective?
  • Asking the Right Questions, Choosing the Right Tests   As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Gastroenterological Association created a list: "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question." Dr. David Johnson offers commentary.
  • Fluoroquinolones and Retinal Detachment: See No Evil?   A recent study suggests that retinal detachment might be a rare but reported risk associated with fluoroquinolones. What are the implications for your practice? Dr. David Johnson offers commentary.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: Guidelines for Best Practice   The American College of Physicians recently issued new colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Dr. David Johnson offers his perspective on the key recommendations and the impact on clinical practice.