Medical Practice

Case: agents for lower GI disorders. Class

The agents used for acute treatment of diarrhea of mild-to-moderate severity (Table: Antidiarrheal agents) may also be used for control of chronic diarrhea resulting from IBD and IBS (Table: Drugs used to treat bowel disorders). When constipation is…

Case: agents for lower GI disorders

A 22-year-old man presents for the evaluation of abdominal pain and diarrhea. He states that for approximately a month he has had progressively worsening cramping pains. He has had watery diarrhea and, from time to time, has noted…

Case: Agents for upper GI disorders. Class

Drugs used to treat acid-peptic diseases (Table Medications for peptic ulcers) either reduce gastric acidity (antacids, histamine H2-receptor antagonists, and PPIs) or promote the defense of the GI mucosa (sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, and the prostaglandin analog, misoprostol). Table:…

Case: Agents for upper GI disorders

A 48-year-old man presents for evaluation of heartburn. He reports a burning feeling in his chest after eating. It is worse when he eats spicy foods or tomato sauce. He is sometimes awakened at night with these symptoms….

Jude’s sudden admission to hospital

• review the exocrine and endocrine secretions of the pancreas; • outline the diagnostic tests for pancreatitis; • describe the control of pancreatic secretion; • explain the effects of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Part 1 Jude is a…