Articles matching the ‘Endoscopy’ Category

March 10th, 2022

Podcast 285: GERD’s revised guidelines — an internist and a gastroenterologist discuss them.

Gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD, was the focus of a revised set of guidelines issued in January in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Given the frequency of that condition in primary care clinics, internist and NEJM Journal Watch editor-in-chief Allan Brett proposed a discussion about the practical application of these guidelines with David Bjorkman. Dr. Bjorkman, […]


December 20th, 2019

Podcast 247: Managing dyspepsia

A “network meta-analysis” (we’ll explain that) finds that “test and treat” is the best way forward in managing this common condition. Patients, paradoxically, prefer immediate endoscopy to test-and-treat, but unless the patient has “alarm symptoms” (such as dysphagia, weight loss, and anemia), endoscopy is likely to add complications and costs without adding further benefit. Our guest is […]


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