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, 2012
M. Brian Fennerty • April 29th, 2012
We all are seeing this disease more often than in the past. Whereas the diagnostic criteria now seem firmly entrenched, the optimal treatment strategy remains to be determined. Treatments have included food avoidance, anti-secretory drugs, topical steroids, immunomodulators, and combinations of these approaches. So I am interested in how you treat eosinophilic esophagitis. What is [...]
M. Brian Fennerty • April 2nd, 2012
Most gastroenterologists are aware of the increasing incidence of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis. Most are also aware of the updated 2011 guidelines from the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases that recommend screening many patients with cirrhosis for HCC with every 6-month ultrasound examinations. These guidelines are based largely on a [...]