A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Abdominal Bloating and Distension

Abstract: Abdominal bloating and distension are highly prevalent symptoms that can negatively impact quality of life and lead to medical consultation. Despite their prevalence, symptoms of […]

Optimizing Nutrition to Enhance the Treatment of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) consists of chronic, relapsing-remitting autoimmune diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with an increasing global disease burden. Pathogenetic mechanisms are not […]

Hepatitis C Virus Treatment and Solid Organ Transplantation

Abstract: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common indication for liver transplantation. If the patient’s HCV is untreated prior to liver transplant, infection of the […]

Letter From the Editor: Diagnosing and Managing Abdominal Bloating and Distension

It is well recognized that abdominal bloating and distension are common gastrointestinal symptoms. As Dr David J. Cangemi and Dr Brian E. Lacy note in a […]

The Possible Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medications on Sperm Quality

G&H  How is infertility defined in men, and what are possible causes of reduced fertility, particularly in men with inflammatory bowel disease? AG  The World Health […]

Insights on Extraesophageal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

G&H  What are common and less common symptoms of extraesophageal gastroesophageal reflux disease? AS  Rather than defining symptoms of extraesophageal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as common […]

Endoscopic Advances in the Treatment of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia

G&H  What factors predispose patients to gastric intestinal metaplasia? JB  The dominant factor is clearly a history of Helicobacter pylori infection. Interestingly, gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) […]

Use of Transient Elastography in Children

G&H  How does transient elastography work, and how does it compare with liver biopsy for the assessment of fibrosis in children? TM  Transient elastography is a […]

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