68-Year-Old Man With Chronic Diarrhea, Nausea, and Vomiting
- Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management, Part II. Kumar, Amit; Cannon, Christopher P. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2009, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p1021
At the most severe end of the spectrum of acute coronary syndromes is ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which usually occurs when a fibrin-rich thrombus completely occludes an epicardial coronary artery. The diagnosis of STEMI is based on clinical characteristics and persistent...
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/5/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 3, pITC2-1
The article presents questions and answers related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including the symptoms and signs that should prompt clinicians to consider a diagnosis of GERD, when clinicians should consider a therapeutic trial of acid-suppression therapy to support their...
- Angina With "Normal" Coronary Arteries: A Changing Philosophy. Bugiardini, Raffaele; Bairey Merz, C. Noel // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/26/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 4, p477
Context Many women with angina are told that they have no significant heart disease following demonstration of normal or near-normal coronary arteries and are offered no specific treatment beyond reassurance. Evidence Acquisition MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were...
- Gastroesophageal Reflux and Chronic Cough. Irwin, Richard S.; Richter, Joel E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2000 Supplement 2, Vol. 95, pS9
Offers an overview of chronic cough caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Incidence of GERD; Clinical profile of patients with cough due to GERD; Management of the disease.
- Asthma and Gastroesophageal Reflux. Harding, Susan M.; Sontag, Stephen J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2000 Supplement 2, Vol. 95, pS23
Presents a review of data concerning the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in asthmatic patients. Symptoms of the disease; Mechanisms of bronchoconstriction; Diagnosis of GER-related or GER-induced asthma.
- Acute phlegmonous esophagitis: An unusual case (2005: 8b). Chun-Ho Yun; She-Mong Cheng; Chin-In Sheu; Jon-Kway Huang // European Radiology;Nov2005, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p2380
Focuses on the case of the women who was diagnosed with the very rare disorder, acute phlegmonous esophagitis. Symptoms of the disease; Medication and treatment for the disease; Radiological clue supporting the diagnosis of the entity.
- The Death of the Chief Complaint or How GERD Replaced Heartburn. Achkar, Edgar // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2006, Vol. 101 Issue 8, p1719
The article discusses the significance of knowing the chief complaint before making any diagnosis. According to the author, patients have been influenced by the Internet and the information revolution that they usually use terms summarizing what they feel and making the diagnosis themselves. The...
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Howden, Cohn W.; Chey, William D. // Journal of Family Practice;Mar2003, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p240
This article presents clinical information on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation. Adding to the complexity of diagnosis, the disease has been shown to have extraesophageal manifestations, such as chronic cough, asthma, recurrent...
- Calling A Spade A Spade–Are We Biased Against “Normal”? Fisher, Deborah A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2007, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p1588
The author reflects on the correct diagnosis of endoscopists to patients with a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and a woman with dyspepsia. The author shares that the abnormal findings reported tended to match the patient histories and only one endoscopist gave the same abnormal...