GI Common Concerns

 
 
  • Modifiable Risk Factors for Colon Cancer   Although there are no national guidelines for colon cancer prevention, a reasonable amount of evidence is available. Dr David Johnson provides key highlights of the current evidence.
  • 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.
  • Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know   This year's World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured several studies whose findings affect primary care. Dr David Johnson highlights the results.
  • 10 Tips for Improved Scientific Lectures   Dr David Johnson shares lessons learned from his years as a top lecturer at meetings.
  • A Hot Shower Helps? Diagnosing Cannabinoid Hyperemesis   With the 'meteoric' rise of medicinal and recreational cannabinoid use, clinicians should be aware of this idiosyncratic gastrointestinal consequence of cannabinoids.
  • 10 Key Primary Care Takeaways: DDW 2017   The 'really hot stuff' from this year's Digestive Disease Week that will interest primary care providers, according to Dr David Johnson.
  • Drug-Induced Diarrhea's Likeliest Causes   A possible side effect in over 700 prescriptions, drug-induced diarrhea is exceedingly common and potentially dangerous. Dr David Johnson identifies some possible culprits.
  • Monitoring Post-Bariatric Surgery Nutritional Deficiency   In the years after surgery, micro- and macronutrient impairments present a significant risk. Dr David Johnson tells you how to identify signs of trouble.
  • Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders Through Improved Sleep   An increasing body of evidence shows that restless nights can have a substantial impact on outcomes. Dr Johnson explains how to incorporate these findings into our patient management.
  • Breathe Easy: Rumination Syndrome Can Have a Simple Fix   Diaphragmatic breathing can be quickly taught to patients with regurgitation problems. Dr David Johnson describes his simple technique that has yielded considerable results.
  • Abdominal Pains: A Simple Exam Can Save Unnecessary Costs   Advanced imaging is often used to evaluate a common complaint that may be better served by a 90-year-old physical examination. Dr David Johnson shares the valuable, back-to-basics technique.
  • 8 Key Primary Care Takeaways: Digestive Disease Week 2016   Dr David Johnson discusses some of the highlights from key data presented at this year's Digestive Disease Week and how they may affect primary care practice.
  • Continue Aspirin in Endoscopy Patients? A Resounding 'Yes'   Some physicians still advise their patients to discontinue aspirin before undergoing endoscopy. Dr David Johnson shows why the data overwhelmingly support the opposite approach.
  • Navigating Tough Decisions in Gastric Polyp Management   Determining whether to observe or remove gastric polyps is always challenging. Dr David Johnson looks at what the guidelines say and if the evidence backs up their recommendations.
  • The Wide-Ranging Role of the Microbiome   What goes in your stomach can influence countless disorders, from cancer to asthma. Dr David Johnson surveys the latest data underlining the ever-increasing importance of a low-fat, high-fiber diet.
  • GI Practice Updates for Primary Care Providers   Dr David Johnson makes a plea for primary care providers to team up with gastroenterologists in the prevention and management of common GI disorders.
  • Could It Be... E?   Elevated liver enzymes and a hepatitis A-like prodrome -- is it time to consider hepatitis E? Dr David Johnson reviews what we know.
  • When Chronic Hoarseness Isn't Reflux Disease   Chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, and other vocal behaviors don't always signal reflux disease. Think habituation, says Dr David Johnson, and help the patient learn to break the harmful cycle.
  • Acute Pancreatitis: Feed Now or Wait? Dr David Johnson explains how we have come full circle in the philosophy toward restarting oral feedings in patients with pancreatitis.
  • Constipation: What Works, What Doesn't   Dr David Johnson reviews the supportive evidence and recommendations for all of the available treatments for chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.