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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Gastrointestinal Related Topics

Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Sigmoidoscopy versus fecal occult blood tests for colorectal cancer screening
  • Computed virtual chromoendoscopy versus conventional colonoscopy

Gall bladder disease

  • Comparing ursodeoxycholic acid alone to ursodeoxycholic acid with chenodeoxycholic acid for treating gallstones

Gastric Ulcers

  • Omeprazole versus lansoprazole in treating gastric ulcer complications
  • Comparing esompeprazole versus pantoprazole for treating gastric ulcers
  • Omeprazole versus ranitidine in the treating of gastric ulcers
  • Omeprazole versus rabeprazole for the treating peptic ulcers
  • Vonoprazan and rebamipide versus esomeprazole and rebamipide for treating Gastric Ulcer Healing

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

  • Omeprazole versus rabeprazole for treating Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Comparing pantoprazole versus ranitidine for treating Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Esomeprazole vs. lansoprazole for treating Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery vs Esomeprazole: Treating Patients with Chronic GERD
  • Esomeprazole and Vonoprazan for treating GERD
  • Comparing Histamine-2 receptor antagonists versus proton pump inhibitors for treating GERD

Misc. GI topics

  • Famotidine vs. lansoprazole for treating gastrointestinal conditions
  • Pantoprazole vs. nizatidine for treating erosive oesophagitis
  • Comparing rivaroxaban to apixaban for risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients being cotreated with a proton pump inhibitor
  • Stem cell therapies: a current therapeutic approach for inflammation-associated sigmoid colon diseases
  • Glutathione for treating Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Antidepressant Drugs: Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Comparing laparoscopic to open appendectomy
  • Helicobacter pylori test-and-treat versus prompt endoscopy for treating dyspepsia
  • Comparing treatments of primary Intestinal lymphangiectasia
  • Treating inflammatory bowel disease with a low FODMAP diet
  • Comparing Dupilumab to placebo  for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
  •  Infliximab compared to Adalimumab for preventing post-operative recurrent Crohn’s disease