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October 24, 2015

Peroral endoscopic full-thickness myotomy for the treatment of sigmoid-type achalasia: outcomes with a minimum follow-up of 12 months

This study followed 23 sigmoid-type achalasia patients after POEM for 18 months.  The surgery took an average of 67.6 minutes.


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October 21, 2015

You are gluten free (wheat), but are you oat free?


Do oats have gluten?


Is it important?


Key Points:

  1. There is no such thing as a “gluten free” oat.

  2. As many as 41% of processed packaged foods labeled gluten free contain enough gluten to cause damage (oats inclu...

October 9, 2015

Read here.


1. Decrease or eliminate your consumption of doughnuts, pizza, chips, and other highly processed foods


2. Decrease or eliminate your consumption of cereal grains, processed fatty meats, milk, added salt, refined sugar, and refined vegetable oils


3. Eat moder...

October 9, 2015

More on the benefits of probiotics. Read here.


  • In total, 63% of patients receiving BB536 showed clinical remission (UC disease activity index [UCDAI] ≤ 2) at week 8 compared to 52% of those receiving placebo (P=0.395).

  • The authors observed a significant decrea...

October 8, 2015

Maybe the most important medical paper of the year!


Here is the link to the paper.


Read this one very carefully!


"The vastness of clinical data and the progressing specialization of medical knowledge may lead to misinterpretation of medication efficacy."


"Medicine is b...

October 4, 2015

Presence and Persistence of Nutrition-Related Symptoms During the First Year Following Esophagectomy with Gastric Tube Reconstruction in Clinically Disease-Free Patients


"Our primary aim was to evaluate the nutrition-related symptoms that patients experienced. In other...

October 4, 2015

For those of us who have had an esophagectomy or any of you thinking about it.....


A systematic review of the nutritional consequences of esophagectomy.


"Nutritional status is compromised in the months/years following oesophagectomy and may never return to baseline lev...

October 3, 2015

Brand new POEM study: A prospective analysis of GERD after POEM on anterior myotomy

Please read carefully. Many points here exemplify the conventional medical thought and reporting processes.


Positive take aways: 

1. Notice that these patients were tested pre-operativ...