The American College of Gastroenterology's last update to their gastroesophageal reflux disease guideline was published in 2005, so this February's new synthesis of more current treatment standards is welcome. More »
Despite limitations, this study lends some reassurance that risk of osteoporosis is not likely to overshadow the benefit of proton pump inhibitors in preventing recurrent peptic ulcer, esophageal reflux symptoms, and esophageal cancer risk. More »
Despite negative results in a recent major trial, cardiologists are finding reasons to reconsider niacin's potential for cardiovascular prevention in reducing LDLs and triglcyerides and increasing HDLs.
Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy appears to have advantages over the standard laparasopic technique for patients with diverticular disease, and in the right hands even complicated cases can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.