Gallbladder and Biliary Disease Perspective

 
 
  • 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.
  • Jaundice Overview Video   Jaundice is a condition where the skin and eyes take on a yellowish color due to increased levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream. Find out more in this video.
  • Drug Safety Warnings and Updates: January-March 2018 Don't miss these important summaries of safety labeling changes and boxed warnings by the FDA for the first quarter of 2018.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Teen Surgery and Persistent Opioid Use Should we be more cautious about prescribing perioperative opioids to teens and young adults?
  • Empagliflozin Trims Liver Fat in Patients With T2D and NAFLD   Dr Kuchay discusses his findings from the E-LIFT study.
  • Why Is Obesity so Challenging? Is it genetic? Is it a simple matter of too much food and not enough exercise? Get to the bottom of this common condition that so many clinicians find extremely vexing.
  • Imaging Found a Focal Liver Lesion--Now What?   Dr David Johnson on how to follow up initial discovery to determine whether what you're dealing with is benign, life-threatening, or something in between.
  • New Guidelines for HCC: The Big Questions Tackled   Dr David Johnson provides clinicians with an overview of the new guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) on hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing complication rates in patients having gallstones removed before and after undergoing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.
  • New Guidelines Provide Path Forward for Abnormal Liver Tests Liver chemistry tests can be highly variable. Dr William Balistreri shares the latest data to get you from confusion to the correct diagnosis.
  • Cirrhosis Overview Video   This video discusses the pathophysiology of a cirrhotic liver as well as major complications and clinical signs and symptoms of cirrhosis.
  • Combating Frailty's Fatal Impact in Liver Disease Dr Rowen Zetterman on the various ways in which frailty imperils outcomes in liver disease, and the most useful strategies for addressing them.