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The Sick Bowel Obstruction Patient

A bowel obstruction can be due to a variety of causes, and these patients can present with a wide variation in severity. These patients may appear toxic, and this post is full of pearls for the diagnosis and management of bowel obstruction.

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Cholangitis: Pearls & Pitfalls

Cholangitis is a potentially deadly disease. Before procedures including ERCP, mortality reached 100%. Rapid recognition and treatment are essential, which can decrease mortality to less than 10%. This post discusses updates in evaluation and management of the patient with cholangitis.