Swallowing

Sep 7, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Swallowing

Objectives • Describe the oral and pharyngeal events taking place during a swallow. • Describe the pressures within the esophagus and oral stomach at rest and during a swallow. •…

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Motility of the Small Intestine

Sep 7, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Motility of the Small Intestine

Objectives • Compare the motility patterns of the small intestine during feeding and fasting. • Describe the functions of slow waves and spike potentials in regulating contractions of the small…

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Regulation: Nerves and Smooth Muscle

Sep 7, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Regulation: Nerves and Smooth Muscle

Objectives • Understand the anatomy and functions of the enteric nervous system and its relationship with the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. • Describe the anatomy and types of contractions of…

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Gastric Emptying

Sep 7, 2019 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Gastric Emptying

Objectives • Describe the contractions of the orad and caudad regions of the stomach. • Explain the regulation of the contractile activity of the stomach, including the role of slow…

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Surgical Treatment for LUTS/BPH: Laser Devices

Aug 25, 2019 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Surgical Treatment for LUTS/BPH: Laser Devices

Abstract The introduction of laser energy for the treatments of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) has dramatically changed the surgical landscape of surgery for…

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Surgical Management of LUTS/BPH: TURP vs. Open Prostatectomy

Aug 25, 2019 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Surgical Management of LUTS/BPH: TURP vs. Open Prostatectomy

Abstract Currently, transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) is considered one of the best surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate volume is an important factor in choosing a suitable modality. Although studies…

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