GI Common Concerns -- Computer Consult

 
 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Belching, Bloating, and Flatus: Helping the Patient Who Has Intestinal Gas   It's normal, it's common, and everyone has it. How can you help the patient who has intestinal gas?
  • Celiac Disease: Don't Miss This Diagnosis   With a prevalence as high as 1 in 100, chances are you are seeing patients with undiagnosed celiac disease in your practice. Dr. David Johnson explains the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  • A Tough Problem to Swallow: Dysphagia   In this installment of GI Common Concerns -- Computer Consult, David A. Johnson, MD, explores the common problem of dysphagia, offering practical tips in its diagnosis and management.
  • Common Myths About GERD   In this installment of the series GI Common Concerns -- Computer Consult, David A. Johnson, MD, discusses some of the myths surrounding GERD and determines if they are supported or busted.
  • Complications of Proton-Pump Inhibitors: Cause for Concern?   In this installment of the series GI Common Concerns -- Computer Consult, David A. Johnson, MD, discusses evidence-based information clinicians may use to reassure patients concerned about PPI use.
  • C difficile-Related Diarrhea: Practical Pointers for Diagnosis and Treatment   In this new series, GI Common Concerns -- Computer Consult, David A. Johnson, MD, FACG, FASGE, FACP, provides clinicians with practical advice for diagnosing and treating C difficile-related diarrhea.