Top 10 for 2011: Most-Read Gastroenterology Articles

Lauri R. Graham


December 08, 2011

What did gastroenterologists read on Medscape during 2011? We looked back to find out and compiled a list of the most popular articles for this year.

Gastroenterologists were interested in a range of topics, particularly new treatment options and updated screening guidelines that impact patient care. Making the list this year were the usual suspects of colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and the bacterial infections Helicobacter pylori and Clostridium difficile, along with a popular newcomer, eosinophilic esophagitis. Hepatitis C and Barrett esophagus were also notable topics. And of course it comes as no surprise that the topic of potential interactions between proton pump inhibitors and antiplatelet agents continues to resonate with readers.

The most popular articles, as determined by how many of our members chose to read them, are provided below. If you missed these important articles, please take a minute to review them and see what your colleagues are reading.

10. A Promising New Treatment Option for IBS

9. Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Current Clinical Areas of Contention

8. Evolving Techniques in Colonoscopy

7. Injectable Gel for Fecal Incontinence Wins FDA Approval

6. Clostridium difficile

5. TNF Blockers Get Boxed Warning on 2 Bacterial Infections

4. Eosinophilic Esophagitis

3. Proton Pump Inhibitors

2. Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Latest Guidelines

And the number-one most-read article by gastroenterologists on Medscape in 2011 was...


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