Debates

This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument.  Even though this dialogue is constructed as a point–counterpoint, the reader will find that Dr. Shah and I have more in common than in conflict. First, we agree that severe alcoholic hepatitis is a terrible disease for which the currently available treatments are […]

Debates

This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. Innovation requires rigorous vetting for successful and sustained implementation. Such is the case for liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis. The seminal paper by Mathurin et al in 2011 stimulated debate regarding liver transplantation for patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis.1 This study showed that […]

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This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. Gastroparesis is a chronic and debilitating disorder with a complex pathophysiology yet to be fully understood. Unfortunately, the incidence of gastroparesis and the hospital stays associated […]

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This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. Despite what the title of this commentary may suggest, I want to state at the onset that I am not a Luddite. I trained in therapeutic […]

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This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. The best treatments for achalasia disrupt the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) improving symptoms and esophageal emptying while preventing the progression to megaesophagus. The oldest of these treatments is brusque esophageal dilation, first […]

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This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. Achalasia is a chronic disorder and hence, treatment should be aimed at the long term. Generally, there are three different treatment options for achalasia that can provide a permanent effect: […]

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This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. The past decade has witnessed numerous technical and technological advances in the field of colonoscopy. One of the most important developments, however, has been the realization […]