Gallbladder and Biliary Disease Perspective

 
 
  • ECG Challenge: A Counterclockwise Rotation A woman is admitted with a bowel obstruction. What does her admission ECG show?
  • PBC: The Latest Data on an Evolving Disorder Dr Rowen Zetterman on diagnosing, managing, and treating this recently renamed autoimmune disorder.
  • New Studies on Pediatric Liver Diseases Dr William Balistreri shares new data from this year's Liver Meeting on fatty liver disease and biliary atresia in children and young adults.
  • The Year's Top 10 Gastroenterology Articles Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations and clinical studies that are reshaping how we treat some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders.
  • A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 49-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. What's the most appropriate next step in his management?
  • Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting Dr William Balistreri reports on the most important viral hepatitis news from this year's Liver Meeting.
  • Gallstones Overview Video   This video discusses the pathophysiology and known mechanisms of formation for each type of gallstone in the gallbladder, as well as some of the more common causes and risk factors.
  • Mediterranean Diet's Benefits May Extend to Multiple Diseases Dr William F. Balistreri on the latest evidence showing how we can eat our way toward improved health.
  • 5 Services Pediatricians Forget to Bill For Pediatricians often focus on proper coding and on-time collections. But they also need to ensure they are capturing all charges for the services provided.
  • Why Aren't We Prescribing Pills for Obesity? Dr Caroline Apovian says obesity is a chronic condition that may require pharmacotherapy or even bariatric surgery. So why aren't they included in the 2018 USPSTF recommendation statement?
  • New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018   From novel biopsy methods to data showing gluten-free foods aren't what they appear to be, this year's meeting had practice-changing implications. Dr David Johnson highlights some key studies.
  • Sarcopenia in Liver Disease Patients with end-stage liver disease are at an increased risk of developing sarcopenia; however, early recognition and management prior to liver transplantation may improve post-transplant outcomes.
  • Intermittent Fasting: The Risks and Rewards Reports that intermittent fasting could help with the biggest health concerns have inspired millions to take it up. What are the benefits and what are the harms?
  • Which Technique Is Best for Gallstones/Biliary Duct Calculi? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the efficacy and safety of four techniques for removing stones in the bile duct and gallbladder.
  • New Crohn Disease Management Guidelines: Top Five Takeaways   Recently published guidelines by the American College of Gastroenterology provide recommendations on the management of Crohn disease. Dr David Johnson shares his perspective on some of the highlights.
  • Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018   Dr David Johnson shares new results impacting colon cancer screening, diabetes, anti-TNF agents, and other key areas.
  • Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
  • Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection?   Rising rates of liver cancer mortality parallel another health issue in the US--obesity.
  • Malpractice: When Small Oversights Lead to Major Errors In large medical groups, where several physicians may treat the same patient, doctors and other healthcare workers need to make sure that small oversights don't turn into serious patient problems.
  • Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up   CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.