It's easy to mistake other serious gastrointestinal problems for inflammatory bowel disease. Here: clinical pearls that can help you recognize the IBD mimics.
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.
Searching for and eradicating the bacteria Helicobacter pylori could reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in otherwise healthy individuals, especially in Asian populations, according to a new study.
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.