Gastrointestinal Disorders

How to Help Patients Refine a Concept of Gut Health: Two Perspectives, One View
July 16, 2021

Patients interested in optimizing their own gut health have typically tried several approaches before they ask a clinician for help. Two specialists offer seasoned guidance on what helps most.

A 46-year-old Man with Right-sided Abdominal Pain, Slight Fever
May 26, 2020

The patient says the pain is worse with movement or coughing. He reports no nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, or other complaints. What's your diagnosis?

COVID-19 and GI Disorders: A Clinical Update
May 11, 2020

GI symptoms in COVID-19 have been reported at rates as low as 5% and as high as 50%. This short clinical update highlights what is known and how to care for GI patients.

FDA Orders All Ranitidine Products Removed from the Market
April 02, 2020

The FDA has accumulated sufficient evidence to conclude a contaminant found in ranitidine is a danger to the public.

New Study Reveals Gastrointestinal Symptoms are Prominent in COVID-19
March 18, 2020

Digestive symptoms can be added to the list of primary complains associated with COVID-19, a new study from China suggests.

3 GI Case Quizzes: Cirrhosis-related Bleeding
January 14, 2020

These 3 patients with cirrhosis of different etiologies offer you the chance to select the next best step in their management.

Is It Celiac Disease, or Something Else?
December 17, 2019

Refractory disease, symptom mimics, and confounding comorbidities complicate these 3 cases. Can you tease out the answers?

12 Drugs Approved for Primary Care in 2019
December 12, 2019

ICYMI: Get a quick look at 12 of the many drugs FDA-approved in 2019 for conditions commonly seen in primary care.

Puzzles in Pancreatitis: 3 Case Challenges for Primary Care
November 06, 2019

Severe epigastric pain radiating to the back in 2 patients and post-Whipple procedure complaints in another: 3 virtual puzzles in pancreatitis need solutions.

ACP Issues Guidance Statement on CRC Screening of Average-risk Adults
November 05, 2019

The American College of Physicians today issued a guidance statement for routine colorectal cancer screening for average-risk adults.