Single-Use Duodenoscopes for ERCP: Rationale, Feasibility, Cost, and Environmental Impact

Abstract: Recent outbreaks of duodenoscope-associated multidrug-­resistant organism infections have increased awareness and concern about the pitfalls in high-level disinfection protocols and duodeno­scope design. A call for […]

Shooting for the Stars: Review of the STARDUST Trial and the Treat-to-Target Approach for Crohn’s Disease

Abstract: Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis, collectively termed inflammatory bowel disease, are progressive autoimmune conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Mucosal healing has been associated with […]

Novel Screening and DNA Testing for the Detection of Esophageal Precancerous Disease

G&H  Why have screening rates for esophageal cancer historically been low?  DP  The biggest reason is a lack of awareness and understanding of esophageal cancer, particularly […]

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus and Tuberculosis

G&H  Currently, how common is coinfection of hepatitis B virus and tuberculosis (active or latent) in the United States? AC  It is challenging to assess estimates […]

Reviewing the Use of Vedolizumab for the Treatment of Patients With Crohn’s Disease

G&H  What is the current indication for vedolizumab in patients with Crohn’s disease?  SH  Vedolizumab (Entyvio, Takeda) is currently indicated for the treatment of moderate to […]

Sphingosine-1 Phosphate Receptor Modulators: The Next Wave of Oral Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Abstract: The armamentarium of medical therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has expanded significantly during the past decade. A major change has been the introduction of […]

Letter From the Editor: Treatment for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There has been a significant expansion in the options for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment over the past decade. A number of articles in this month’s […]

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