Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology

Now includes the Best of Practical Reviews, Volume 1. Stay current on the latest advances in Gastroenterology with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals. Ideal for MOC.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Gastroenterology.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Gastroenterology journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn MOC points and up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Plus you'll have access to the Best of Practical Reviews, Volume 1. This expertly curated compilation of the year's 800+ key audio commentaries and written summaries focuses on the hottest topics, newest technologies, groundbreaking clinical tests, and more.

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.


Coordinating Editor

William Steinberg, MD

  • The Rockville Internal Medicine Group
  • Rockville, MD
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University
  • Washington, DC

Editorial Advisory Board

Aline Charabaty, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of the IBD Center
  • Medstar-Georgetown University Hospital
  • Washington DC

Raymond S. Koff, MD

  • Chairman Emeritus
  • Department of Medicine
  • MetroWest Medical Center
  • Framingham, MA

Ronald L. Koretz, MD

  • Emeritus Professor, Clinical Medicine
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Department of Medicine
  • Sylmar, CA

Timothy O. Lipman, MD

  • Retired Chief, GI-Hepatology-Nutrition Section
  • Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Washington, DC

Thomas M. Loughney, MD, FACP, FACG

  • Director of Endoscopy, Patient Safety Officer
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Washington, DC


Michael M. Phillips, MD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Bethesda, MD

Ingram Roberts, MD, MBA

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • Gastroenterologist, Crozer Health Network
  • Drexel Hill, PA

Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

  • VCU Hepatology Professor of Medicine
  • Chief of Hepatology
  • Program Director, Transplant Hepatology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • Richmond, VA


  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Gastroenterology Services
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Digestive Diseases & Sciences
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Hepatology
  • Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
  • Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Surgical Endoscopy

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Gastroenterologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures
  • Evaluate where controversy exists, appraise the evidence, and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question
  • Discuss controversies, advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, selecting and employing the best of all available courses of treatment
  • Discuss the latest basic science findings and their potential impact on clinical problems


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.