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Enteral vs. Parenteral Nutrition

Options for Nutrition in the Hospitalized Patient

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director, Surgical ICU at LIJ Medical Center, discusses patient nutrition and the three methods available to do so: oral (supplements), parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (PN). Parenteral nutrition can be central (TPN) or peripheral (PPN). He describes the simple principal...

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Endoscopists can lower radiation exposure during ERCP

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Experienced endoscopists can significantly cut radiation exposure during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a new study shows. “We hope that awareness of this association might prompt endoscopists with less experience to minimize their fluoroscopy time,...

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PCI shows no mortality benefit in stress positive CAD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Coronary artery stenting does not reduce long-term rates of myocardial infarction (MI) or mortality in patients with stress-positive stable coronary artery disease, German researchers report in an April 12th online paper in the American Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Rainer...