Portal Hypertension

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Portal Hypertension

Portal hypertension is a rare problem in pediatrics that can affect multiple organ systems. Prolonged increases in portal pressure can result in life-threatening complications and lead to an array of…

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Infant and Toddler Nutrition

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Infant and Toddler Nutrition

Infancy, considered as the time of birth until erect posture is assumed, is a highly vulnerable period of life, especially where nutrition is concerned. Infants have high nutrient requirements, are…

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Tubes for Enteric Access

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Tubes for Enteric Access

Tubes are an integral part of gastroenterology practice and have been used in clinical care as well as research for more than a century. There is a multitude of tubes…

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Pancreatitis

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Pancreatitis

Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is more prevalent in children than previously believed. The diagnosis of pancreatitis has increased over the last decade, and large children’s hospitals treat 100 to…

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Nutritional Assessment

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Nutritional Assessment

Nutritional assessment is an integral part of the clinical care of children with gastrointestinal disorders, as nutritional status can affect response to illness and outcome. Given the complex processes of…

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Management of Diarrhea

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Management of Diarrhea

Hippocrates was the first to define the term “diarrhea” literally from the Greek “rhea” (to flow) and “dia” (through). Diarrhea is classified as acute or chronic (lasting more than 2…

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Enteral Nutrition

Jul 24, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Enteral Nutrition

The preferred route for the nutritional support of a sick child is via the alimentary canal. Enteral alimentation provides the most acceptable and effective method for maintaining and repleting the…

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