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Digest Spring 2017: Short Bowel Syndrome, Duodenal Ulcers, Living Donor Liver Transplant

In this issue of GI Digest, specialists discuss Nutrition Options in Short-Bowel Syndrome, Gastric Carcinoids with Duodenal Ulcers, Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT), and the Pittsburgh Gut Club.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the medical and surgical options available to patients with intestinal failure
  • Determine the type of gastric carcinoid associate with ZES and MEN 1
  • Improve recognition and management of Herpes simplex virus esophagitis

Reading Resources:

  1. Basuroy R, Srirajaskanthan R, Prachalias A, et al. Review Article: The Investigation and Management of Gastric Neuroendocrint Tumors. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 39: 1071-1084
  2. Ennaifer R, Cheikh M, Romdhane H, El Elj R, Ben Nejma H, Bougassas W,Bel Hadj N. Hyponatremia in Cirrhosis: Risk Factors and Prognostic Value.Tunis Med. 2016; 94(5): 401-405.
  3. O’Keefe SJ, Jeppesen PB, Gilroy R, Pertkiewicz M, Allard JP, Messing B. Safety and Efficacy of Teduglutide After 52 Weeks of Treatment in Patients With Short Bowel Intestinal Failure. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013; 11(7): 815-23.


Dr. Binion reports grants and research support from Janssen Biotech, Merck, and UCB Pharma, and he also serves as a consultant for Janssen Biotech, AbbVie, UCB Pharma, and Synthetic Biologics. All other contributing authors and editors of this publication report no relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods and services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/3/2017 | Last Modified On: 3/3/2017 | Expires: 3/5/2017

Additional Resources


David George Binion, MD

David George Binion, MD University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Office Address(es):
Digestive Disorders Center
200 Lothrop Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 647-8666
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Zachary Zator, MD

Zachary Zator, MD Gastroenterology Fellow, Year I
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Cynthia Cherfane, MD

Cynthia Cherfane, MD Dr. Cherfane is a year III gastroenterology fellow with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
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Abhinav Humar, MD

Abhinav Humar, MD Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Chief, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery
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Swaytha Ganesh, MD

Swaytha Ganesh, MD Gastroenterology Fellow- Year II
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Mohannad Dugum, MD

Mohannad Dugum, MD Gastroenterology Fellow, Year II
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
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