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Update in Gastroenterology

Ronald L. Koretz, MD
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From Olive View–University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, Sylmar, California.

Contributing Editor: Paul T. Kefalides, MD.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Ronald L. Koretz, MD, Department of Medicine, Olive View–University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA 91342; e-mail, rkoretz@dhs.co.la.ca.us.

For a list of related articles, see Appendix.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(5_Part_1):352-358. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-5_Part_1-200309020-00011
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This Update reviews several important papers from the gastroenterology literature published during 2002. My recommendations reflect both the best available evidence and today's cost-constrained practice environments. The papers are grouped into four categories: Barrett esophagus, Helicobacter pylori, hepatology, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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