Browsing: Gastroenterology

Retained foreign bodies are not uncommon in emergency medicine, but this case presented unusual circumstances as the patient had consulted a Reiki master for a regimen of colon cleansing.
Sweet! Cool! Oh ... The popular food or drink enhancement tactic of adding liquid nitrogen can have alarming effects - possibly fatal.
Abdominal pain is not an uncommon presentation - but in this case it revealed an unusual diagnosis.
Approach to Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient You are working in the emergency department on a pleasant Sunday afternoon when the paramedics wheel in an 85-year-old gentleman who has been havin
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Helicobacter pylori: Underappreciated and Underdiagnosed In 1984, Dr. Barry Marshall, an Australian physician, ingested a petri dish known to contain Helicobacter pylori in an attempt to help prove h
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Shaking Down Shigella Brian C. Phillips, MD, Resident Physician, Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN As few as 10-200 organisms may be sufficient to develop an infecti