Special Gastroenterology Edition with Dr. Samir Grover, Gastro-naut


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Eosinophilic esophagitis

Samir and Amol want you to understand the following:

1. Eosinophilic esophagitis is an important and under-recognized clinical condition that causes significant symptoms and is very treatable.

2. Endoscopy, and particularly duodenoscopy, is an important potential source of infection transmission.

3. The rise of outpatient endoscopy clinics requires the development of an appropriate remuneration, regulatory, and governance infrastructure.

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The paper

WA Wolf et al. Dietary elimination therapy is an effective option for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Aug;12(8):1272-9. (PubMed).

L Epstein et al. New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase–Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Escherichia coli Associated With Exposure to Duodenoscopes. JAMA. 2014 Oct 8;312(14):1447-55. (PubMed).

Good stuff

PS Teirstein. Boarded to Death — Why Maintenance of Certification Is Bad for Doctors and Patients. N Engl J Med 2015; 372:106-108.

EF Foxman et al. Temperature-dependent innate defense against the common cold virus limits viral replication at warm temperature in mouse airway cells. Proc Natl Acad of Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 20;112(3):827-32. (PubMed).

 

 

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