GASTROENTEROLOGY

Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity

Sep 7, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity

This article examines the transitions in pharmacological therapy for obesity. It reviews the current options approved by the Food and Drug Administration and several drugs approved for other indications that…

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Hepatic Complications of Obesity

Sep 7, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Hepatic Complications of Obesity

Obesity is associated with a spectrum of chronic liver disease. Because obesity increases the risk for advanced forms of liver disease (ie, cirrhosis and liver cancer), the obesity epidemic is…

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Colonic Complications of Obesity

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Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps. The increased prevalence of neoplasia coupled with the observation that obesity may be associated with a suboptimal bowel preparation…

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Prevalence and Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Normal Weight, Overweight, Obese and Extremely Obese Individuals

Sep 7, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Prevalence and Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Normal Weight, Overweight, Obese and Extremely Obese Individuals

Until recently, the epidemiology of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms had not been adequately studied in relation to increasing body mass index. To date there are only a few studies in the…

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The Epidemiology of Obesity

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Obesity has received considerable attention as a major health hazard because of the increase in the prevalence of obesity not only in the United States but also in several other…

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Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis

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Acute acalculous cholecystitis (ACC) can develop with or without gallstones after surgery and in critically ill or injured patients. Diabetes mellitus, malignant disease, abdominal vasculitis, congestive heart failure, cholesterol embolization,…

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Diagnosis and Management of Gallbladder Polyps

Sep 7, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Diagnosis and Management of Gallbladder Polyps

Gallbladder polyps are frequently encountered on cross-sectional imaging, often in asymptomatic patients. Most are benign and of little clinical importance. However, some polyps do have a malignant potential. This article…

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