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How Can We Screen for Pancreatic Cancer and its Precursors?
Individuals with invasive pancreatic cancer or high-grade dysplasia can be identified based on a specific DNA mutation in pancreatic juice samples from the duodena, according to the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tests for mutant TP53 might be developed to improve the … Continue reading
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Does a Response to Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy Indicate GERD?
Just because a patient’s upper gastrointestinal symptoms are alleviated by proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) doesn’t necessarily mean that they have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The efficacy of PPI therapy often … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged acid, Diagnosis, drug, endoscopy, esophagus, GERD, how to identify, reflux, stomach, test, therapy, treatment 301 Comments
What are the Barriers to CRC Screening?
Waiving copayments for colonoscopy examinations to detect colorectal cancer (CRC) increases the number of patients that undergo screening, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Colonoscopy is a recommended, cost-effective method of CRC … Continue reading
Can Imaging Identify the Most Dangerous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms?
Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to identify cystic neoplasms of the pancreas that are most likely to become malignant, according to the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mucus-producing cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm … Continue reading
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