It's easy to mistake other serious gastrointestinal problems for inflammatory bowel disease. Here: clinical pearls that can help you recognize the IBD mimics.
A 28-year-old man reports pain on swallowing of a week's duration. He is otherwise in good health. Upper endoscopy and tissue biopsy reveal the cause. What do you see?
The most frequently encountered cause of infection of the esophagus is Candida. Among viral causes HSV is the most common, followed by CMV.
A new tender lesion in a man with T2 diabetes; hypertension and gout; TMJ osteochondroma . . . your answers to questions on these and other maladies?
Think you know everything about peptic ulcer disease? Find out here, with concepts, cases, and sample questions based on the author's recent attendance at the Internal Medicine Board Review at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
For carcinoid tumors of the GI tract, the rate of metastasis is related to size. Small tumors may be resected endoscopically but lesions 1 cm or larger require surgical resection.
Recurrent C difficile requires pulse vancomycin therapy; fecal microbiota transplant shows promise.
The goals of therapy for patients with inflammatory bowel disorder include inducing and maintaining a steroid-free remission, preventing and treating the complications of the disease, minimizing treatment toxicity, achieving mucosal healing, and enhancing quality of life.
(AUDIO) There are disparities in the sensitivities and specificities of glucose and lactose hydrogen breath tests used to diagnose small intestine bacterial overgrowth and to distinguish patients with irritable bowel syndrome from healthy individuals. Just how useful are these tests? Insights from an expert here.
(AUDIO) Here, Christina Surawicz, MD, describes an organized approach to the evaluation and management of patients with chronic diarrhea.