Monthly Archives: May 2013

Clinical Pearl

You are screening your cirrhotic patient for varices with an EGD and you detect a long segment of salmon-colored esophageal mucosa.  Instinct tells you to biopsy it and document Barrett’s esophagus.  Careful.  Is there an esophageal varix beneath that tongue … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B virus

Question: All of the following are true statements about the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) except: A. advanced fibrosis can be reversed by giving entecavir B. the risk for cancer can be reduced C. tenofovir and entecavir are associated … Continue reading

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