M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Archive for April, 2009
M. Brian Fennerty • April 16th, 2009
For at least a decade, people suggested that GERD was more than just heartburn and regurgitation, that it might also account for all the wheezing, coughing, and throat clearing we were encountering in the clinic. This idea led to the notion that we should try high-dose acid-suppression therapy in these other “GERD” patients. What has recently become clear, however, is that most [...]
M. Brian Fennerty • April 7th, 2009
For the past couple years, my colleagues and I have been bemoaning the state of bowel preps, especially for colonoscopies done in the afternoon. As many as one third of those preps were so poor that we had to tell patients to resume screening at intervals sooner than 7 to 10 years, for fear of [...]