SMJ Article | Original Article

Prevalence of Fatty Liver among Children under Multiple Machine Learning Models

Objectives: To analyze the possible factors causing fatty liver in children based on ultrasound data of children in south Texas, and to establish machine learning models of fatty liver in children to provide ideas for the prevention and treatment of fatty liver in children. Methods: The binary classification model of...

Posted in: Liver Disease5

SMJ Article | Original Article

Association of Referral Source and Substance Use with Hepatitis C Virus Outcomes at a Southern Academic Medical Center

Objectives: Therapeutic advances make the cure of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection achievable for individuals aware of their diagnosis who can access care. Identifying barriers to accessing care is critical to achieve population-level HCV elimination and improve the cascade of care from diagnosis to cure. Methods: To identify barriers...

Posted in: Liver Disease5

SMJ Article | Perspectives

Know Your Guidelines Series: The ACG Clinical Practice Guideline on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding Review

Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common cause of hospitalization. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a serious condition defined as bleeding that originates in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Eighty percent of patients with UGIB seen in the emergency department (ED) require admission to the hospital. The 2021 American College of...

Posted in: Gastroenterology27

CME Course | Free | Credits: .75

The Spectrum of Alcohol Induced Liver Disease

What is the difference between compensated and decompensated cirrhosis? Why is precise monitoring of kidney functioning so important? How can we prevent infections?

Posted in: Gastroenterology8

Abstract | April 4, 2022

Use of Genetics and Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Treatment with Checkpoint Inhibitor Blockade and resulting Gastrointestinal Toxicity

Colitis associated with checkpoint blockade therapy has pathophysiology similarities to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The inflammatory colitis toxicity from checkpoint blockade is also similar to clinical symptoms experienced in patients with IBD.

Posted in: Gastroenterology6

CME Course | Free | Credits: .75

Women’s Health/GI Issues

In this session, GI issues in women are discussed, including common duct dilemmas, primary biliary cholangitis, an approach to treating fecal incontinence, and an algorithm for treating chronic constipation.

Posted in: Gastroenterology8

SMJ Article | Special Section

The 2021 Dr. Robert D. and Alma W. Moreton Research Award and Commemorative Lectureship: Paradoxical Role of Intestinal Stromal Cells in Healing and Disease

Dr. Don W. Powell is the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Robert D. and Alma W. Moreton Research Award and Commemorative Lectureship, which was presented at the Southern Medical Association’s 112th Annual Scientific Assembly in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This commentary serves as a synopsis of this presentation, the video...

Posted in: Gastroenterology27

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Pancreatology: A Primary Care Perspective

This activity will provide a primary care perspective on, and the latest updates in the field of, pancreatology.

Posted in: Gastroenterology8

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | October 11, 2021

A Conversation with Dr. Don Powell

During the conversation, Dr. Powell discusses innovations in medicine that have changed the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease and shares insight into how medicine has changed for the better (and perhaps not so better).

Posted in: Gastroenterology1

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1

Up and Down the GI Tract: What’s New

Through case discussions and an informative presentation, he will discuss conditions such as eosinophilic esophagitis, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, celiac disease and C. difficile, as well as provide information related to treatment and therapeutic options.

Posted in: Gastroenterology8

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