Sleeping Bowel: A Wake-up Call for Opioid-induced Complications
October 22, 2015

During the course of pain management with opioids, the line between relief and complications may be thin. At ACG 2015, the problems and solutions were covered.

Clostridium Difficile – Not Just an In-hospital Infection
October 22, 2015

Nearly 1/3 of C. difficile cases are community-acquired, placing the infection squarely in the sights of primary care physicians. A review from ACG 2015, here.

The Differential for Abdominal Pain: Go Broad
October 22, 2015

At least one-fifth of patients with abdominal pain may present in atypical fashion. A session at ACG 2015 stressed how essential it is to keep a broad differential.

Managing Antithrombotic Risk in ACS Patients with History of GI Bleeding
October 21, 2015

From ACG 2015: Managing these complex patients requires a multidisciplinary approach--something like cardiogastroenterology.

Avoid the Colonoscopic Mulligan: How to Ensure an Optimal Cleanse
October 20, 2015

An update for primary care from ACG 2015 on the evolving recipe for the "ideal prep.”

Upper GI Bleeds: Repeat Endoscopy vs Non-Endoscopic Management After Hemostatic Failure
October 20, 2015

Results of a first-of-its-kind study announced at ACG 2015 compare the results of 2 common approaches to stop rebleeding after endoscopic intervention.

Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Primer for Primary Care Physicians
October 20, 2015

Sometimes called "asthma of the esophagus," EoE requires early detection for optimal management. This 2015 ACG presentation reviews Dx and Rx for primary care.

When PPIs Don't Work: What's Next in Reflux Management?
October 19, 2015

ACG 2015: Your patient with stubborn GERD may be a candidate for a new surgical approach, but before you refer to a specialist, check all the basics again.

Personalized Pancreatic Medicine: Coming Soon
October 19, 2015

A presentation on individualized treatment of pancreatic disease based on specific disease etiology offered a glimpse of the future at the 2015 American College of Gastroenterology Scientific Session on Sunday, October 18, 2015.

Dietary Assessments Valuable for Crohn Disease Patients
October 22, 2013

Diet diaries and food frequency questionnaires are both effective tools to capture important patterns between food items and symptoms of IBD.