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  • Sleep Impairment: A Trigger for Relapse in IBD? New evidence suggests that even if they seem to be in remission, patients with sleep problems are more likely to suffer disease flares.
  • Belching, Air Swallowing, and Hiccups   Although common in many people, when these symptoms are chronic, persistent, and intractable, they can be difficult to manage.
  • Celiac Disease: New Guidelines   Dr. David Johnson shares the top 10 take-home messages from the new American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on celiac disease.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis: New Guidelines   From diagnosis to management, these new guidelines are the first from the American College of Gastroenterology to summarize the evidence-based recommendations for eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Gastroparesis: New Guidelines   New guidelines outline the diagnosis and management of the common problem of gastroparesis.
  • Fecal Transplantation for C difficile: A How-To Guide   Dr. David Johnson comes clean with the dirty data on the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation in treating Clostridium difficile infection, plus the practicalities of how to perform it.
  • Premalignant Conditions of the Esophagus: When to Follow Up?   New guidelines delineate which patients do, and which do not, require follow-up after index examinations.
  • The Dreaded Diagnosis of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease   Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease is explored, with practical tips offered for its diagnosis and management.
  • FODMAPs: Profound Help for Symptoms of IBS   A new 'exclusion' diet offers hope for those with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Breaking Bad Colonoscopy Preps   How can we make a dent in the 20%-25% rate of inadequate bowel preps for colonoscopy?
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Latest News   Dr. David Johnson reviews the up-to-the-minute news, research, and alerts related to proton pump inhibitors, distinguishing what is sound from what is just noise.
  • Lynch Syndrome: Don't Miss It   Dr. David Johnson describes the "clues" of Lynch syndrome and reviews the criteria for considering testing a patient for this not-so-rare syndromic cancer.
  • Monitoring the Post-op Bariatric Surgery Patient   After the wound has healed, you could be the only healthcare provider monitoring for critical nutritional deficiencies. Dr. David Johnson reviews what and when to test.
  • The Patient With Cirrhosis: Don't Miss This   Dr. David Johnson reviews the most common omissions in the clinical care of patients with cirrhosis.
  • Gearing Up for the Future: The Efficient Medical Practice   Are you ready for RAC audits? Could you streamline your practice efficiency? Dr. David Johnson shares some of the ways he is getting his practice ready for the future.
  • The Alphabet Soup of Healthcare Reform   If you aren't crystal clear on whether you should join an ACO or why you should be concerned about VBP, it's time to get up to speed.
  • Screening for Barrett's Esophagus   Dr. David Johnson highlights new guidelines for screening patients for Barrett's esophagus -- who should be screened, and who should not. Check this against your current practice.
  • CT Radiation and Cancer Risk   With increasing use of CT scans, radiation exposure is going up. Is it time for a paradigm shift?
  • Immunizing Patients With Gastrointestinal Diseases   Patients who need immunizations are falling through the cracks. Are you hesitant to immunize your IBD patients?
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Latest Guidelines   Dr. Johnson explains how family history influences risk and screening recommendations.