Articles related to Hepatology
The Clinical Picture: The Double-Tongue Sign
85-year-old woman with Hx of stage 3 chronic kidney disease New onset dyspnea and intermittent mild fever Slight difficulty opening her mouth; no dental caries or cervical lymphadenopathy Elevated CRP Elevated BUN Follow the case as it develops.
Family Medicine/General Practice September 13th 2022
Xanthomas: Differentiating Atherogenic from Nonatherogenic
A 42-year-old woman with primary biliary cholangitis, presented with an increasing number of yellow skin lesions and generalized pruritis. She had plaques around both eyes, similar lesions on the palmar surfaces of the hands, nodules on the dorsal joints of the hands, and pale pink lesions on the left buttock as well as mild jaundice and scleral icterus. Walk through the differential and treatment options in this case withaccompanying editorial.
Dermatology August 23rd 2022
Does Incidentally Detected Common Bile Duct Dilation Need Evaluation?
This “1-Minute Consult” discusses what constitutes bile duct dilation, clinical evaluation, imaging options for workups, clinical approach to the evaluation, and take-home points, along with figures, tables, info, and metrics on the condition.
Gastroenterology June 23rd 2022
New Technologies Could Revolutionize Colonoscopy Effectiveness
We already shared the story about the financial advantage of AI being used in colonoscopies — here is a related story featuring key takeaways regarding the importance of screening in younger people, new techniques such as linked color imaging, and the non-invasive modality MRI colonography.
Family Medicine/General Practice June 13th 2022
Capsule Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Disease: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Capsule endoscopy, also known as wireless capsule endoscopy or video capsule endoscopy, is a noninvasive procedure that uses a swallowed capsule-shaped miniature camera for direct visual and diagnostic evaluation of various gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Although originally intended as a tool to examine the small intestine, which is mostly beyond the reach of conventional endoscopy, capsule endoscopy is now being used to examine the entire length of the GI tract.
Gastroenterology May 3rd 2022
Mortality and Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Results From a 10-Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Parathyroidectomy Versus Observation
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with increased risk for fractures, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and cancer, along with increased mortality. In mild PHPT with modest hypercalcemia and without known morbidities, parathyroidectomy is debated because no long-term randomized trials have been performed related to it.
Cardiology April 27th 2022