GASTROENTEROLOGY

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What Is It?

Oct 6, 2016 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What Is It?

, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects between 5 and 20 %…

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The Digestive Tract and How It Works

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary The digestive tract is an important organ, whose function is to break down the food we…

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Treatment Options Without Medication

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary Nonmedication therapies are used equally by general practitioners and specialists, but patients with irritable bowel syndrome…

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The Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary There is no convincing evidence that psychological factors affect the onset and/or progression of irritable bowel…

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How is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosed?

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary There is no blood test or examination for the definitive diagnosis of irritable bowel (IBS). Instead,…

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There Is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a tortuous disorder and interferes with the patients’ daily activities,…

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Treatment Options Involving Medication

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, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk1 and Trygve Hausken1 (1) Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway   Summary Medications for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are symptoms-based, focusing on the main (i.e., most troubling) symptom…

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Benign Hepatocellular Tumors

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Fig. 4.1 Focal nodular hyperplasia, gross. The lesion is lobulated and firm to rubbery. It is well-circumscribed but unencapsulated and often bulges from the liver on cut surface. The background…

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Metastatic Tumors

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Fig. 15.1 Cirrhotic liver with metastatic breast carcinoma. Tumor cells are seen within the fibrous septa and in the cirrhotic nodule Fig. 15.2 Cirrhotic liver with metastatic breast carcinoma. High-power…

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