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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Mimics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

It's easy to mistake other serious gastrointestinal problems for inflammatory bowel disease. Here: clinical pearls that can help you recognize the IBD mimics.
 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Does this patient need IV PPI, pRBCs, or maybe TLC for now?

Retching, bloating, abdominal pain, early fullness...which is worse in patients with "diabetic stomach"?

Clue: What do domperidone and metoclopramide have in common?

Symptoms have been present for 2 days. Lab studies are notable for BUN (43 mg/dL) and CO2 (21 mmol/L). The real problem is visible on CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Your diagnosis?

A 26-year-old man reports worsening fatigue and weakness for a few months. The patient’s father and grandfather had colon cancer when they were in their 40s. Colonoscopy revealed innumerable polyps carpeting the mucosa from the rectum to the cecum. Your diagnosis?

Symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, and bloating. Where should management start?

At risk for mesenteric ischemia -- an uncommon but feared cause of abdominal pain -- are the elderly and chronically ill.

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