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Biliary Tract Diseases

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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News

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CME

  • GIreflux.com CME Coursework
    5 star rating Continuing education media designed to meet the CE needs of physicians, pharmacists and nurses: "Optimizing Acid Suppression in GERD", etc. No fees apply.

Educational Materials

Gastrointestinal Cancers

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News

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Journals

  • Gastric Cancer
    3 star rating REG Original articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, and technical notes related to stomach neoplasms. Fee registration for full text. Free abstracts. International Gastric Cancer Association and Springer Verlag.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Pancreatica.org Pancreatic Cancer Website
    3 star rating A patient-dedicated website with a pancreatic cancer clinical trials database, current news stories, excerpts from journals, and press releases. Factsheets cover pancreatic cancer definitions, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, medical treatment, and the Whipple procedure surgery.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

CME

  • GIcancer.org CME Webcasts
    5 star rating Webcast lectures from a CME symposium on GI cancers presented in conjunction with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer.

Educational Materials

  • "Colorectal Cancer" Surgery Lecture at MedITAC
    5 star rating An archived slideshow lecture on a core topic in surgery practice. This program is part of an International telemedicine project sponsored by NASA and the Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium. The presentation may require the RealPlayerG2 plugin. Brian Kaplan, M.D., Division of Surgical Oncology 10/01.
  • Adult Liver Cancer Physician Update at NCI
    5 star rating A synopsis of current knowledge presented by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Colon Cancer Cancernet Update
    5 star rating A current, definitive review of knowledge regarding colon cancer. Covers staging, treatment options, and treatment by stage. National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Physician Update
    5 star rating National Cancer Institute Physician Data Query statement.
  • Colorectal Cancer Multimedia Learning at Cheshire
    4 star rating A "textbook", previously on a CD ROM that addresses patient-centered care, prevention and screening, preoperative evaluation, surgery, histopathology, chemotherapy, and research. Cheshire Community Healthcare Trust.
  • Esophageal Carcinoma at Iowa
    3 star rating A treatise that reviews the research to data on all aspects of esophageal carcinoma-etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and results. University of Iowa.
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Citations Search
    2 star rating Current citations and abstracts for articles recently released in the medical literature and collected by the National Library of Medicine's Medline service.
  • Liver Cancer Network
    2 star rating Basic information about the liver and liver cancer. Clinical trial information Allegheny General Hospital.
  • Pancreas Cancer Home Page
    1 star rating Details news, research and clinical developments. Johns Hopkins University.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

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Educational Materials

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Core Subjects
    5 star rating Member papers on the pathophysiology and management of core conditions treated by colorectal surgeons.
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding at Best Practice of Medicine
    5 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.
  • Celiac Resources for Medical Professionals
    2 star rating A slideshow on the clinical care of patients with gluten sensitive enteropathy aka celiac disease. David A. Nelsen, Jr., MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Hepatitis

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News

  • Hepatology Watch
    5 star rating A monthly newsletter which provides practicioners with at-a-glance, highly topical and current information regarding the clinical features, diagnosis and management of liver diseases. Produced through an educational grant from Axcan Pharma and Roche Laboratories, Inc.
  • HIV and Hepatitis.com
    5 star rating A web project that offers timely and informative full text reviews and news updates regarding HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The site is edited by physicians and sponsored by individuals linked to those living with these conditions.
  • Hepatitis Week Newsletter
    4 star rating REG News and views for patients on developments in prostate cancer. Hepatitis Week is one of a family of subscription based medical newsletters from Medical Week, LLC. Fee registration. Subscription fee.
  • Medical News Today - Liver Disease / Hepatitis News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Science Daily News - Hepatitis
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Topix.net Hepatitis News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Hepatitis C" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Hepatitis C at Medscape
    5 star rating REG A collection of professional-level news, clinical management information, reports from recent conferences, review articles, Medline searches, and links to clinical practice guidelines and other related sources on the Web. Free registration. Medscape, Inc.
  • Viral Hepatitis B Lifecycle Animation
    5 star rating Highly graphic "Shockwave" presentation that covers the mechanism by which the virus enters the hepatocyte, the reproduction of viral particles, and their spread through the body. The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Hepatitis A-to-E Slide Set and Technical Notes
    3 star rating Powerpoint slides that cover etiology, health effects, and prevention. Presented by the Centers for Disease Control.

Journals

Textbooks

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Hepatitis C Website at Cleveland Clinic
    5 star rating a distillation of information about hepatitis C. Topics include the role of liver biopsy, and management strategies for uncomplicated chronic cases and atypical or difficult-to-treat patients.
  • Hepatitis C at Johns Hopkins University
    4 star rating An outline overview of disease management and research developments from Hopkin's Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • Hepatitis C at the CDC
    4 star rating A homepage dedicated to this disease sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes essential clinical information documents, news updates, fact sheets, FAQs, recommendations, and on-line training opportunities.
  • Hepatitis Foundation International
    2 star rating Includes hepatitis information, news & highlights, research articles, events, support groups, and related links.
  • Hepatitis Central
    1 star rating Full text articles directed to a consumer and professional audience.

Procedures

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Patient Education

  • CDC Viral Hepatitis Website
    4 star rating A directory of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's publications on hepatitis conditions, vaccines, and treatments.
  • HepNet
    3 star rating The Hepatitis Information Network. Presents information for health professionals and patients about liver in health and disease and all types of viral hepatitis. Includes fact sheets, slide presentations, quizzes, news, events, meetings, conference updates. Last updated in 2000.
  • Hepatitis Magazine
    2 star rating An online presentation of a hard copy journal that assists hepatitis patients with current, comprehensive information on Hepatitis B and C. Quality Publishing Company.

Educational Materials

  • Viral Hepatitis Resources at NCID
    5 star rating The National Center for Infectious Diseases offers surveillance reports and announcements, training courses for clinicians, education programs, and pamphlets. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
  • Hepatitis C at Best Practice of Medicine
    1 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.

Forums

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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News

  • Medical News Today - Crohn's
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Topix.net Colitis News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Topix.net Colitis News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.

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CME

Educational Materials

  • Crohn's Disease Web Page
    1 star rating Includes illustrations, research developments, online articles and patient oriented FAQs. Authored by Peter Waite, a Crohn's patient.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pages
    1 star rating A source of information for patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Irritable and Functional Bowel Disease

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Liver Diseases

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News

  • Hepatology Watch
    5 star rating Collected, constantly updated astracts and meeting highlights on hepatitis and other liver conditions directed to practicing physicians. Produced by Market Development Group with educational grants from Axcan.
  • Medical News Today - Liver Disease / Hepatitis News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Hepatology News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Hepatology Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    1 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Cirrhosis" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • "Liver Diseases" Articles Collection of the BMJ
    5 star rating Archived, free, full text articles on "Liver Diseases" from the British Medical Journal - the premier medical journal of Great Britain.
  • Best Practice of Medicine - Hepatology
    5 star rating A continuously updated clinical reference with reviews of various diseases designed to quickly answer the questions of busy clinicians.
  • Seminars in Liver Disease
    5 star rating Covers developments in liver disease medical science with a range of carefully selected articles on a single current topic. Published by Thieme Medical Publishers and presented online by Medscape.
  • Liver Diseases Review
    1 star rating Provides text, tables, and links on liver diseases. Jau-Shin Wu, M.D., Taipei.
  • Liver Diseases Review at ALF
    1 star rating Briefs, updates, and detailed information on an alphabetic list of hepatic disorders from the American Liver Foundation.

Journals

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    4 star rating A nonprofit, member organization meeting the educational and scientific needs of nearly 2,300 physicians, researchers, and scientists worldwide striving to prevent and cure diseases of the liver and biliary tract.
  • American Liver Foundation
    2 star rating Information about the Foundation, news and events, policy statements, basic information about liver in health and disease, research funding, patient stories/case reports, web links.
  • Hepatology Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • Wilson's Disease Association
    1 star rating Information on Wilson's Disease, the Association, centers for treatment, literature, and links. Wilson's Disease Association.

Procedures

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Images, Path./Clinical

CME

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Practice Guidelines CME at Washington
    5 star rating An Internet-based program which assists primary care providers of medicine in diagnosing, treating and, in some cases, preventing gastroenterological conditions. Includes algorithms, text, images, etc. The Authoring Team is composed of 21 University of Washington faculty members.

Directories

  • Diseases of the Liver
    2 star rating Alphabetical list of liver diseases and conditions with hypertext links to clinically oriented documents. Columbia University.

Educational Materials

  • Liver Transplant Qualification Calculator
    5 star rating The "Model for End-Stage Liver Disease" online calculator that is used throughout the United States for the allocation of livers by a match system. Users enter data such as serum creatinine, bilirubin, and INR levels.
  • Dr. Wu's Liver Diseases
    2 star rating Provides information on liver diseases including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver, drug-induced liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver tests. Jau-Shin Wu, MD, Taiwan.
  • Management of Liver Disease at University of Berne
    2 star rating Swiss based information on diagnosis, natural history and treatment of chronic liver disease. Links to regularly updated postgraduate education page. Dept. Clinical Pharmacology, University of Berne, Switzerland.

Pancreatic Diseases

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Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Pancreatica.org Pancreatic Cancer Website
    3 star rating A patient-dedicated website with a pancreatic cancer clinical trials database, current news stories, excerpts from journals, and press releases. Factsheets cover pancreatic cancer definitions, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, medical treatment, and the Whipple procedure surgery.

Educational Materials

Peptic Ulcer Disease

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News

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Textbooks

  • Helicobacter pylori
    4 star rating Mobley, Harry L.T.; Mendz, George L.; Hazell, Stuart L., editors Washington (DC): ASM Press; c2001.

Major Sites / Home Pages

CME

Educational Materials

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease at Best Practice of Medicine
    5 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.
  • Symposium on Acid Peptic Disease from Postgraduate Medicine
    5 star rating A collection of articles, published in September 2001, on acid peptic disease. Postgraduate Medicine, McGraw/Hill.
  • Helicobacter Pylori Consensus Report from the NIH
    1 star rating A National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement which provides a government-sponsored, detailed, topic review from esteemed clinicians. February 7-9, 1994. PDF


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