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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

Controversy around dietary sugar guidelines and a study of red meat and diverticulitis top the latest research on food and GI disorders.

Every primary care physician needs a few specialty apps for reference. Check out these 3 that you might want to download today.

A 37-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department for 6 days of gradually worsening lower abdominal pain and diarrhea that has become progressively more bloody in the last 24 hours.

Does the abdominal CT shown offer a clue to the cause of this repeat but markedly more severe episode of hematochezia?

The "novel (and contradictory) finding..." say study authors, challenges conventional wisdom as well as current literature.

What do the symptoms and ultrasound image associated with the patient's pain suggest? Would you discharge her to home?

A 35-year-old sexually active, single woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with 18 hours of constant right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain associated with non-bloody but bilious vomiting and chills.

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