Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Several tests effectively and objectively demonstrate gastric emptying in patients with suspected gastroparesis. Which of the four suggested here would not be used?

Does this patient need IV PPI, pRBCs, or maybe TLC for now?

Retching, bloating, abdominal pain, early fullness...which is worse in patients with "diabetic stomach"?

Clue: What do domperidone and metoclopramide have in common?

Symptoms have been present for 2 days. Lab studies are notable for BUN (43 mg/dL) and CO2 (21 mmol/L). The real problem is visible on CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Your diagnosis?

A 26-year-old man reports worsening fatigue and weakness for a few months. The patient’s father and grandfather had colon cancer when they were in their 40s. Colonoscopy revealed innumerable polyps carpeting the mucosa from the rectum to the cecum. Your diagnosis?

Symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, and bloating. Where should management start?


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