Managing Disorders

Jaundice and Interpretation of Laboratory Liver Tests

Laboratory tests have an important role in the recognition of liver disease and determination of the nature and extent of the liver dysfunction. There is no one specific test for assessment of liver disease. However, the combination of…

Management of Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn is a common complaint reported frequently by individuals in the general population. It has been estimated that 40% of the population report at least one episode of heartburn per month, and up to 20% report heartburn several…

Managing Acid-Reflux Disorders

Drugs mentioned: * Axid (nizatidine) | Lilly * Pepcid (famotidine) | Merck * Prilosec (omeprazole) | Astra/Merck * Prepulsid (cisapride) | Janssen * Tagamet (cimetidine) | SmithKline Beecham * Zantac (ranitidine) | Glaxo Gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux) is…

Ostomy Care

The word ostium means Ā«openingĀ» Thus the words ileostomy and colostomy refer to openings into the ileum and colon, respectively, which are the subjects of this chapter. Other ostomies include gastrostomies and jejunostomies, which usually are formed for…