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Ten groups of opinion papers. Each group considers a question and includes an affirmative and a negative opinion, followed by rebuttal remarks and editorial comments: 6-mercaptopurine for Crohn's disease; corticosteroids in alcoholic hepatitis and chronic active hepatitis B; endoscopic sphincterotomy for stones in the distal common bile duct; peritoneal lavage for hemorrhagic pancreatitis; endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage of unknown cause; prophylaxis with hepatitis B immune globulin for needlesticks; early surgical intervention for gallstone-associated pancreatitis; Clostridium difficile toxin assay in active inflammatory bowel disease; and perioperative nutritional support. References; subject index.
Controversies in Gastroenterology.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:894. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-894_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):894.
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