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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Gastroenterology
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Gastroenterology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Restrictive versus Liberal Fluid Therapy for Major Abdominal Surgery
31/12/69 - Each year, at least 310 million patients undergo major surgery worldwide, procedures that involve the administration of intravenous fluids. Clinicians have traditionally administered generous amounts of intravenous fluids perioperatively to correct for preoperative fasting and other fluid deficits,…

Thumbprinting in Ischemic Colitis
31/12/69 - A 63-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of abdominal pain that had started in the periumbilical area and subsequently shifted to the left lower quadrant. The physical examination revealed tenderness in the left lower quadrant. Initial laboratory tests showed a…

Progress in Primary Biliary Cholangitis
31/12/69 - Primary biliary cholangitis remains an incurable disease. The first medical treatment for this disease was ursodeoxycholic acid, which was approved in 1997 after it was shown to delay the progression of liver disease and improve transplantation-free survival. In the past two decades, it has become…

A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bezafibrate in Primary Biliary Cholangitis
31/12/69 - Primary biliary cholangitis is a progressive liver disease of unknown cause that affects primarily women older than 30 years of age. It is characterized by serum autoantibodies, inflammation and destruction of small intrahepatic bile ducts, progressive cholestasis (a distinctive symptom of which is…

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Primary Clostridium difficile Infection
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Clostridium difficile infection is a major health problem. Antibiotic treatment is associated with a considerable rate of recurrence of infection and is related to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Recently, fecal microbiota transplantation has been shown to be…

Digital Rectal Examination and Anoscopy
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Tackling Tumors with Small RNAs Derived from Transfer RNA
31/12/69 - Only approximately 1% of the human genome is made up of genes that encode proteins. Our understanding of the rest of our genome is scant: it is ? for the most part ? a world undiscovered. (It is also true that the function of many genes is not understood, even though this minuscule portion of the…

Xanthoma Striatum Palmare
31/12/69 - A 49-year-old man was referred to the metabolic clinic for evaluation of severe hypercholesterolemia and xanthomas, which were particularly prominent on the hands. The lesions were painful and affected the patient?s everyday life, making it difficult for him to open bottles or shake hands. He had a…

The IARC Perspective on Colorectal Cancer Screening
31/12/69 - Colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common in women, represents almost 10% of the annual global cancer incidence. Incidence rates of colorectal cancer show a strong positive gradient with an increasing level of economic development. Even so, the net…

Colon Cutoff Sign
31/12/69 - A 74-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She had been unable to pass any stool for 1 week and reported having had small-caliber stool during the previous 6 months. On physical examination, bowel sounds were…

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