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June 9th, 2009

Fennerty’s Top 10: Endoscopy News from DDW 2009

Here are ten key findings about endoscopy that were reported at Digestive Disease Week 2009, held May 30 – June 4, 2009 in Chicago: #10. We need to drop Bisacodyl from the new Gatorade prep. #9. Wire-guided cannulation during ERCP results in less pancreatitis. #8. Looking carefully during endoscopy finds lesions, enhanced imaging is not what [...]


June 9th, 2009

Can We Justify Performing Upper and Lower Endoscopies on Consecutive Days?

I recently saw a patient who was referred after upper and lower endoscopies had not revealed the cause of his abdominal discomfort. What struck me was that the patient had these two exams on consecutive days. That meant two days lost from work, two days with altered diet, two trips to the endoscopy center, two days [...]


Gastroenterology Research: Author M. Brian Fennerty, M.D.

M. Brian Fennerty, MD

Editor-in-Chief

NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology

Biography | Disclosures | Summaries

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