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What is the interest of budesonide in therapy of autoimmune hepatitis?
Sanjiv Chopra, MD responds
If a case of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is suspected, how can the diagnosis be confirmed?
Richard Boland, MD responds
How do you approach a 32-year old male with Crohn's disease and a small intermittent fistula between the small bowel and the bladder? His only symptom is occasional pneumaturia and bacteriuria.
Thomas J. Lamont, MD responds
Is it necessary to test for H. pylori in a NSAID user who presents with a symptomatic gastric ulcer?

David Y. Graham, MD responds

Is virtual colonoscopy ready for widespread use?
Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD responds
Are patients with all forms of cirrhosis at increased risk for developing primary hepatocellular carcinoma?
Sanjiv Chopra, MD responds
Has EUS replaced ERCP as the follow-up test when a CT scan reveals obstructive jaundice?
Douglas A. Howell, MD responds