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Right Lateral Sector Graft in Living Donor Liver Transplant

Right lateral sector graft may be a feasible option for living donor liver transplantation, but certain anatomical aspects should be considered.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Big Difference in Colorectal Cancer on Right vs Left Side

A new analysis shows a big difference in colorectal cancer when it occurs on the right side compared with the left side, with implications for treatment.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Colon cancers 'more deadly on right' - BBC News

Colon cancers are more deadly if they appear on the right side of the colon, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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CRC Risk in African American Families With Lynch Syndrome

Are African American families with Lynch syndrome at an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer and, if so, what exactly is the pathophysiology of disease in this group?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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A Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant? Not So Fast

Do you really need that kidney first? Drs Berns and Reese discuss UNOS' new rules for kidney transplantation in liver transplant recipients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Inflammation, Not Acid, Cause of GERD, Study Suggests

A small study found that men with severe GERD who stopped PPIs developed signs of GERD within 2 weeks; biopsies suggested inflammation, not direct damage from acid, may be the underlying cause.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CRC Return Often Tipped by Symptoms at 'Interval' Visits

Recurrent colorectal cancers are detected as a result of patients experiencing symptoms in almost half of cases, leading to significantly worse survival, conclude Dutch investigators.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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PEM Pearls: The nonvisualized appendix quandary on ultrasound

Pediatric EM Pearls: The nonvisualized appendix quandry on ultrasound. Is there any diagnostic value to this result? Recently literature suggests YES.  
aliem.com
over 3 years ago
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Swaddling Plus Stomach, Side Sleeping Tied to Risk for SIDS

The risk for sudden infant death syndrome may increase when babies are swaddled and sleep on their stomachs or on their sides, and the risk increases with age.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Diagnostic Overlap of Colitis and Functional Bowel Disorders

New research suggests that colonoscopy and mucosal biopsies should be considered when diagnosing microscopic colitis, particularly in patients with IBS-D.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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PEM Pearls: The nonvisualized appendix quandary on ultrasound

Pediatric EM Pearls: The nonvisualized appendix quandry on ultrasound. Is there any diagnostic value to this result? Recently literature suggests YES.  
aliem.com
over 3 years ago
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Do we need to perform a digital rectal exam in injured children?

If you work in a trauma center you will see injured children. Most of the serious injuries to children are blunt. Diagnostic workup often includes labs and imaging – but begins with a focused physical assessment underpinned by ATLS. The digital rectal exam can help assess for rectal tone in spinal cord injuries and gross blood in bowel injuries and thus, in severely injured children (think GCS <8) is a no-brainer. For others however, it can be invasive and downright scary. I was wondering whether or not it was absolutely necessary to perform a rectal exam would add any diagnostic utility. Let’s take a look at two studies shall we?  
pemcincinnati.com
over 3 years ago
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Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery in Rectal Cancer

A longer waiting interval between the end of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery may increase the rate of pathological complete response in rectal cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pills That Stay Put

How do you solve a problem like medication adherence? Novel mucoadhesive pills developed for the gastrointestinal tract may be a solution for some conditions.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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MS Drug Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk

Despite its cardiotoxicity -- and now possibly colorectal cancer risk -- mitoxantrone might still be an appropriate therapy in carefully selected patients, researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Barrett’s oesophagus: diagnosis and management

Barrett’s oesophagus is the asymptomatic replacement of normal squamous epithelium of oesophagus by metaplastic columnar epithelium  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Barrett’s oesophagus: diagnosis and management

Barrett’s oesophagus is the asymptomatic replacement of normal squamous epithelium of oesophagus by metaplastic columnar epithelium  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Barrett’s oesophagus: diagnosis and management

Barrett’s oesophagus is the asymptomatic replacement of normal squamous epithelium of oesophagus by metaplastic columnar epithelium  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Patient-reported Outcomes After Management of Diverticulitis

Do patients report improvement from their diverticulitis symptoms after surgery? This new study offers some results.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Golimumab Effective as Maintenance Treatment for Active Ulcerative Colitis

Subcutaneous golimumab every four weeks provides effective long-term maintenance for patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to results from the PURSUIT-SC extension study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago