Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is uncommon but also underdiagnosed: Patients may not seek care for their symptoms, and physicians may not be aware of the condition.
1 Sep 2023
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A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-week history of intermittent bright red blood per rectum and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. She has loose and blood-streaked bowel movements four or five times daily. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and colonoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Nov 2023
The diagnostic approach to celiac disease in adults using serological and histologic data remains unchanged from the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 2013 clinical guidelines.
17 Jan 2023
Evidence is fueling new guidelines suggesting internists treat most cases of uncomplicated diverticulitis in an outpatient setting, without antibiotics.
1 Apr 2022
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a new disorder, but physicians' understanding of its pathophysiology and treatment has greatly progressed over the years.
1 Jan 2023
A 70-year-old man is evaluated for a 5-month history of bloating and nonbloody diarrhea. Diarrhea occurs three times daily. Following a physical exam, lab tests, colonoscopy, and abdominal CT, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Jun 2023
Removing milk, wheat, soy, eggs, tree nuts/peanuts, and fish/shellfish from one's diet and then gradually reintroducing these food categories identified a single food trigger for 69% of participating patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, a retrospective study found.
23 Aug 2022
Celiac disease should be part of the differential diagnosis for several classic clinical presentations, but atypical symptoms, including constipation, can cause doctors to overlook some patients.
1 Feb 2023
The updated guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology offers recommendations on drug treatment and cancer screening, among other topics.
5 Mar 2019