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European Society of Coloproctology consensus on the surgical management of intestinal failure in adults.    ESCP Intestinal Failure Group:, C. J. Vaizey, Y. Maeda, E. Barbosa, F. Bozzetti, J. Calvo, Ø. Irtun, P. B. Jeppesen, S. Klek, M. Panisic-Sekeljic, I. Papaconstantinou, A. Pascher, Y. Panis, W. D. Wallace, G. Carlson and M. Boermeester. Colorectal Disease Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016

Intestinal failure (IF) is a debilitating condition of inadequate nutrition due to an anatomical and/or physiological deficit of the intestine. Surgical management of patients with acute and chronic IF requires expertise to deal with technical challenges and make correct decisions. Dedicated IF units have expertise in patient selection, operative risk assessment and multidisciplinary support such as nutritional input and interventional radiology, which dramatically improve the morbidity and mortality of this complex condition and can beneficially affect the continuing dependence on parenteral nutritional support.

The Toronto Consensus for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adults.Fallone CA, Chiba N, van Zanten SV, Fischbach L, Gisbert JP, Hunt RH, Jones N, Render C, Leontiadis GI, Moayyedi P, Marshall JK. Gastroenterology. 2016 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Helicobacter pylori infection is increasingly difficult to treat. The purpose of these consensus statements is to review the literature and provide specific, updated recommendations for eradication therapy in adults. METHODS:A systematic literature search identified studies on H. pylori treatment.

Asian Consensus on the relationship between Obesity and Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases.    Jianyi Calvin Koh, Wai Mun Loo, Khean Lee Goh, Kentaro Sugano, Wah Kheong Chan, Wai Yan Philip Chiu, Myung-Gyu Choi, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Wei-Jei Lee, Wei Ji Jonathan Lee, Yeong Yeh Lee, Laurentius A. Lesmana, You-Ming Li, Chun Jen Liu, Bunzo Matsuura, Atsushi Nakajima, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Jose D Sollano, Simon Kin Hung Wong, Vincent WS Wong, Yunsheng Yang, Khek Yu Ho, Yock Young Dan andThe GOASIA Workgroup. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Introduction.The incidence of obesity is increasing in Asia, with implications on gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases. The Gut and Obesity in Asia (GOASIA) Workgroup comprises regional experts with the aim of studying relationship between obesity and the GI and liver diseases in Asia.

EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gallstones

Gallstones or cholelithiasis are a major public health problem in Europe and other developed countries and affect up to 20% of the population. Gallstone disease is the most common gastrointestinal disorder for which patients are admitted to hospitals in European countries.

ASGE Technology Committee reviews on real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps, and high-definition and high-magnification endoscopes.Basford P, Longcroft-Wheaton G, Bhandari P. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec;82(6):1139-40.


    ASGE Technology Committee systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the ASGE PIVI thresholds for adopting real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps.

Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency After Pancreatic Surgery.Sabater L, Ausania F, Bakker OJ, Boadas J, Domínguez-Muñoz JE, Falconi M, Fernández-Cruz L, Frulloni L, González-Sánchez V, Lariño-Noia J, Lindkvist B, Lluís F, Morera-Ocón F, Martín-Pérez E, Marra-López C, Moya-Herraiz Á, Neoptolemos JP, Pascual I, Pérez-Aisa Á, Pezzilli R, Ramia JM, Sánchez B, Molero X, Ruiz-Montesinos I, Vaquero EC, de-Madaria E. Ann Surg. 2016 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

OBJECTIVE:To provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) after pancreatic surgery.BACKGROUND:EPI is a common complication after pancreatic surgery but there is certain confusion about its frequency, optimal methods of diagnosis, and when and how to treat these patients.

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