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Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Diabetes and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AJP Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Akademik Gastroenteroloji Dergisi     Open Access  
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Symposium Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Gastroenterology Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Gastroenterology, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 93)
Arab Journal of Gastroenterology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Gastroenterologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Avances en Odontoestomatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BMC Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Open Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access  
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Molecular Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinics in Liver Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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coloproctology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Current Diabetes Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Current Gastroenterology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hepatitis Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Opinion in Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Der Gastroenterologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 295)
Diabetes Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access  
Digestion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Digestive and Liver Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Digestive and Liver Disease Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Digestive Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Diseases of the Esophagus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dysphagia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86)
Endoscopia     Open Access  
Endoscopy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Endoscopy International Open     Open Access  
Endoskopie heute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Esophagus     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Evidence-Based Gastroenterology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Frontline Gastroenterology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Gastric Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterologia Kliniczna. Postępy i Standardy     Open Access  
Gastroenterología y Hepatología     Full-text available via subscription  
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Gastroenterologie up2date     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 119)
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from bed to bench     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gastroenterology Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gastroenterology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gastroenterology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gastrointestinal Cancer : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Gastrointestinal Intervention     Full-text available via subscription  
GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology     Open Access  
Gut     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 137)
Gut Microbes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gut Pathogens     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hepatitis Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hepatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Hepatology International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Hepatology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
HPB: The official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Info Diabetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Celiac Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Colorectal Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Stomatological Research     Open Access  
Journal Africain d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Coloproctology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism     Open Access  
Journal of Digestive Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Digestive Endoscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hepatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research     Open Access  
Journal of Social Health and Diabetes     Open Access  
Journal of Viral Hepatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Kidney Disease and Transplantation     Open Access  
Liver International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Methods in Enzymology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diabetologie     Hybrid Journal  
Neurogastroenterology & Motility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology     Full-text available via subscription  
Obesity Science & Practice     Open Access  
Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Revista Brasileira de Coloproctologia     Open Access  
Revista de Gastroenterología de México     Open Access  
Revista de Gastroenterología de México (English Edition)     Open Access  
Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Saudi Journal of Obesity     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Seminars in Liver Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
South African Gastroenterology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Techniques in Coloproctology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
United European Gastroenterology Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Visible Human Journal of Endoscopy     Full-text available via subscription  
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
World Journal of Gastroenterology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

           

Journal Cover Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
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  • Caring for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Linda A. Feagins, Sunanda V. Kane

      Teaser Ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease are chronic inflammatory diseases with typical onset in early adulthood. These diseases, therefore, can affect a woman throughout the many stages of her life, including menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, and menopause. Unique health issues face women during these stages and can affect the course of their inflammatory bowel disease as well as treatment strategies and health maintenance. This article covers the non–pregnancy-related issues that are important in caring for women with inflammatory bowel disease. The topics of pregnancy and fertility are covered in a separate review.

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  • Index
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2




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  • Women with Cirrhosis
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Jeanne-Marie Giard, Norah A. Terrault

      Teaser Cirrhosis is less frequent in women than in men, in large part due to the lower prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and alcohol use in women. The most common causes of cirrhosis among women are hepatitis C, autoimmune etiologies, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and alcoholic liver disease. For most chronic liver diseases, the risk of progression to cirrhosis and rates of liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma are lower in women than in men. Pregnancy is very infrequent in women with cirrhosis due to reduced fertility, but when it occurs, requires specialized management.

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  • Hepatitis B in the Female Population
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Erica Cohen, Tram T. Tran

      Teaser Chronic hepatitis B infection in the female population has implications not just for the individual but for her children as well. This article discusses the natural history of hepatitis B and how it plays an important role in hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission, the current strategies and new strategies to control HBV and reduce transmission, and the updated guidelines for the management of HBV.

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  • View from the Top: Perspectives on Women in Gastroenterology from Society
           Leaders
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Colleen M. Schmitt, John I. Allen

      Teaser Women are making great strides at all levels of medicine, including gastroenterology. The proportion of women members in gastroenterology societies has increased nearly 2-fold and the percent of women trainees is 36%. Although there continue to be challenges for women in academic and community practice, the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and other gastroenterology societies have dedicated substantial resources to foster careers of women in gastroenterology and develop women as leaders in our societies. This article outlines ongoing challenges for women in gastroenterology and some key initiatives addressing barriers to success.

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  • Women’s Health in Gastroenterology
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Laurel R. Fisher



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  • Complex Relationships Between Food, Diet, and the Microbiome
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Laura A. Pace, Sheila E. Crowe

      Teaser Diet is a risk factor in several medically important disease states, including obesity, celiac disease, and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Modification of diet can prevent, treat, or alleviate some of the symptoms associated with these diseases and improve general health. It is important to provide patients with simple dietary recommendations to increase the probability of successful implementation. These recommendations include increasing vegetable, fruit, and fiber intake, consuming lean protein sources to enhance satiety, avoiding or severely limiting highly processed foods, and reducing portion sizes for overweight and obese patients.

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  • Gastrointestinal Diseases in Pregnancy
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Cameron Body, Jennifer A. Christie

      Teaser Many disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are common in pregnancy. Elevated levels of progesterone may lead to alterations in gastrointestinal motility which could contribute to nausea, vomiting, and/or GERD. Pregnancy-induced diarrhea may be due to elevated levels prostaglandins. This article reviews the normal physiologic and structural changes associated with pregnancy that could contribute to many of the common gastrointestinal complaints in pregnant patients. Additionally, the appropriate clinical and laboratory evaluations, other pathologic conditions that should be included in the differential, as well as the nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for each of these conditions is discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Pregnancy and the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Ryan A. McConnell, Uma Mahadevan

      Teaser For many women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the illness coincides with their childbearing years. IBD increases the risk of pregnancy complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The multidisciplinary care team should emphasize the importance of medication adherence to achieve preconception disease control and maintain corticosteroid-free remission throughout pregnancy. Medication adjustments to reduce fetal exposure may be considered on an individualized basis in quiescent disease; however, any benefits of such adjustments remain theoretic and there is risk of worsening disease activity. Mode of delivery is determined by obstetric indications, except for women with active perianal disease who should consider cesarean delivery.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Alison Freeman, Stacy Menees

      Teaser Pelvic floor dysfunction and fecal incontinence is a common and debilitating condition in women, particularly as women age, and often goes under-reported to health care providers. It is important for providers to ask patients about possible symptoms. An algorithm for evaluation and treatment is presented. Current and future therapies are described and discussed.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Motility Disorders in Women, Gastroparesis,
           and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Jasmine K. Zia, Margaret M. Heitkemper

      Teaser This article reviews the sex differences in upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility for both healthy and common dysmotility conditions. It focuses on gastroesophageal reflux disease and other esophageal motor disorders for the esophagus and on gastroparesis and accelerated gastric emptying for the stomach. It also describes differences in upper GI motility signs and symptoms during each female hormonal stage (ie, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause) for both healthy participants and those suffering from one of the aforementioned upper GI dysmotility conditions. More research still needs to be conducted to better understand sex differences in upper GI motility.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Obesity in Women
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Laura Uwakwe, Farzana Rashid

      Teaser Approximately 36% of adult women in the United States are obese. Although obesity affects women similarly to men in terms of prevalence, there seem to be gender-specific differences in the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of obesity. Obesity is linked to comorbid diseases involving multiple organ systems, including the gastrointestinal tract, like gastroesophageal reflux disease, fatty liver disease, and gallstones. This article focuses on obesity in women, specifically the impact of obesity on gastrointestinal diseases and reproductive health, as well as the treatment of obesity in women.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Metabolic Bone Disease in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Lisa M. Glass, Grace Li-Chun Su

      Teaser Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a liver-specific autoimmune disease that primarily affects women (female-to-male ratio, 10:1) between 40 and 60 years of age. Metabolic bone disease is a common complication of PBC, affecting 14% to 52% of patients, depending on the duration and severity of liver disease. The osteoporosis seen in PBC seems mainly due to low bone formation, although increased bone resorption may contribute. Treatment of osteoporosis consists primarily of antiresorptive agents. Additional large prospective, long-term studies in patients with PBC are needed to determine efficacy in improving bone density as well as reducing fracture risk.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Lucinda A. Harris, Sarah B. Umar, Noemi Baffy, Margaret M. Heitkemper

      Teaser Irritable bowel syndrome is probably the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder and is characterized by abdominal pain along with altered bowel function. It is a disorder of female predominance. This article focuses on how being female influences the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of this common disorder and discusses the evidence and important controversies related to these areas.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Chronic Constipation
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Darren M. Brenner, Marmy Shah

      Teaser Chronic constipation is a common disorder that affects approximately 20% of the population and significantly impacts an individual’s quality of life. The diagnosis can be made using standard criteria, and in the absence of alarm signs or symptoms, a determination of the underlying etiology/etiologies should be undertaken. In many instances, these will be gleaned from the history and physical examination. Specialized diagnostic testing may be warranted after the failure of initial laxative trials. Many therapeutic classes of laxatives exist with recent analyses indicating that practicing physicians prefer to use over-the-counter therapies in lieu of more strongly evidence-based prescription pharmaceuticals.

      PubDate: 2016-06-03T06:34:06Z
       
  • Copyright
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2




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  • Contributors
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2




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  • Contents
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2




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  • Forthcoming Issues
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2




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  • Women’s Gastrointestinal Health in 2016: An Introduction to an
           Expanding Field in Gastroenterology
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 2
      Author(s): Laurel R. Fisher



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  • Forthcoming Issues
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1




      PubDate: 2016-02-20T19:14:26Z
       
  • Autoimmune Pancreatitis
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1
      Author(s): Kamraan Madhani, James J. Farrell

      Teaser There is an evolving understanding that autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 systemic disease. It can manifest as primarily a pancreatic disorder or in association with other disorders of presumed autoimmune cause. Classic clinical characteristics include obstructive jaundice, abdominal pain, and acute pancreatitis. Thus, AIP can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic malignancy. However, AIP may respond to therapy with corticosteroids, and has a strong association with other immune mediated diseases. Although primarily a pathologic diagnosis, attempts have been made to reliably diagnose AIP clinically. AIP can be classified as either type 1 or type 2.

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  • Advances in Surgical Management of Pancreatic Diseases
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1
      Author(s): Jashodeep Datta, Charles M. Vollmer

      Teaser The surgical management of pancreatic diseases is rapidly evolving, encompassing advances in evidence-driven selection of patients amenable for surgical therapy, preoperative risk stratification, refinements in the technical conduct of pancreatic operations, and quantification of postoperative morbidity. These advances have resulted in dramatic reductions in mortality following pancreatic surgery, particularly at high-volume pancreatic centers. Surgical decision making is complex, and requires an intimate understanding of disease pathobiology, host physiology, technical considerations, and evolving trends. This article highlights key developments in the contemporary surgical management of pancreatic diseases.

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  • Index
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1




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  • The Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Management
           of Pancreatic Diseases
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1
      Author(s): Brian P. Riff, Vinay Chandrasekhara

      Teaser Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is an effective platform for a variety of therapies in the management of benign and malignant disease of the pancreas. Over the last 50 years, endotherapy has evolved into the first-line therapy in the majority of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the pancreas. As this field advances, it is important that gastroenterologists maintain an adequate knowledge of procedure indication, maintain sufficient procedure volume to handle complex pancreatic endotherapy, and understand alternate approaches to pancreatic diseases including medical management, therapy guided by endoscopic ultrasonography, and surgical options.

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  • Imaging of the Pancreas
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1
      Author(s): Ming-ming Xu, Amrita Sethi

      Teaser The evaluation of pancreatic lesions, from solid pancreatic masses to pancreatic cysts, remains a clinical challenge. Although cross-sectional imaging remains the cornerstone of the initial evaluation of an indeterminate pancreatic lesion, advances in imaging with the advent of endoscopic ultrasound scan, elastography, contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound scan, and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy have allowed us to visualize the pancreas in even higher resolution and diagnose premalignant and malignant lesions of the pancreas with improved accuracy. This report reviews the range of imaging tools currently available to evaluate pancreatic lesions, from solid tumors to pancreatic cysts.

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  • Contents
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1




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  • Management of Pancreatic Diseases
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1
      Author(s): Nuzhat A. Ahmad



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  • Copyright
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1




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  • Contributors
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45, Issue 1




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  • Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo, Koenraad J. Mortele, Mandeep S. Sawhney

      Teaser The incidence of pancreatic cystic neoplasms is rising, in part from detection through the increasing use of high-resolution cross-sectional imaging techniques. Initial diagnosis is generally based on imaging characteristics identified on computed tomography and/or MRI. Endoscopic ultrasound provides further imaging characterization and also enables fluid aspiration and analysis to additionally aid differentiation. The general approach to these lesions includes surgical intervention and/or surveillance imaging. Taking into account diverse presentations, varying malignant potential, and the uncertain natural history of some of these lesions, an evidence-based approach is limited. This article discusses recent updates in the diagnosis and management of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas.

      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
  • Islet Cell Tumors of the Pancreas
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Sunil Amin, Michelle Kang Kim

      Teaser Islet cell tumors of the pancreas, also known as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, constitute less than 5% of pancreatic tumors, and 7% of all neuroendocrine tumors. Most are non-functional, and patients often present with metastatic disease. Functional tumors present with distinct clinical syndromes. Accurate staging is critical as surgery is both the cornerstone of treatment, and the only hope for cure. Medical management involves treating the manifestations of hormonal excess, and using somatastatin analogues when appropriate. Systemic chemotherapy, targeted molecular therapy, and peptide receptor radiotherapy may be used for refractory disease in lieu of or as an adjunct to surgery.

      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
  • Advances in Management of Pancreatic Diseases
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Nuzhat A. Ahmad



      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
  • Pancreas Transplantation in the Modern Era
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Robert R. Redfield, Michael R. Rickels, Ali Naji, Jon S. Odorico

      Teaser The field of pancreas transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure in the 1980s to become a routine transplant in the modern era. With short- and long-term outcomes continuing to improve and the significant mortality, quality-of-life, and end-organ disease benefits, pancreas transplantation should be offered to more patients. In this article, we review current indications, patient selection, surgical considerations, complications, and outcomes in the modern era of pancreas transplantation.

      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
  • Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High-risk Populations
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Shilpa Grover, Kunal Jajoo

      Teaser Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a leading cause of cancer death. Few patients are candidates for curative resection due to the late stage at diagnosis. While most pancreatic adenocarcinomas are sporadic, approximately 10% have an underlying hereditary basis. Known genetic syndromes account for only 20% of the familial clustering of pancreatic cancer cases. The majority are due to non-syndromic aggregation of pancreatic cancer cases or familial pancreatic cancer. Screening aims to identify high-risk lesions amenable to surgical resection. However, the optimal interval for screening and the management of pancreatic cancer precursor lesions detected on imaging are controversial.

      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
      Author(s): Phillip S. Ge, Mikhayla Weizmann, Rabindra R. Watson

      Teaser Endoscopic drainage is the first-line therapy in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts. Before endoscopic drainage, clinicians should exclude the presence of pancreatic cystic neoplasms and avoid drainage of immature peripancreatic fluid collections or pseudoaneurysms. The indication for endoscopic drainage is not dependent on absolute cyst size alone, but on the presence of attributable signs or symptoms. Endoscopic management should be performed as part of a multidisciplinary approach in close cooperation with surgeons and interventional radiologists. Drainage may be performed either via a transpapillary approach or a transmural approach; additionally, endoscopic necrosectomy may be performed for patients with walled-off necrosis.

      PubDate: 2016-01-13T08:33:04Z
       
 
 
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