Browsing: Gastroenterology

More than 7% of patients presenting to the ED with symptoms clinically consistent with sigmoid diverticulitis are found to have primary epiploic appendagitis.
Abdominal hernias are not uncommon, but one type can lead to unusual presentations. Find out more about Amyand's hernia, named after the French surgeon who was surprised by an appendix wrapped in an i
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