458 Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
- Describe symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis and the confirmatory testing that is required.
- Summarize the diagnostic approach to and first-line treatment options for gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal motility disorders.
- Describe potential manifestations of Helicobacter pylori infection, when to screen for H pylori infection, and first-line treatments for H pylori eradication.
- List the common etiologies of gastroparesis and management options.
- Describe the typical symptoms and early treatment of acute pancreatitis.
- Summarize the interventions for chronic pancreatitis that help to prevent irreversible pancreatic damage.
- Explain the recommended approach to asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with gallstones.
- List the risk factors linked to malignant transformation of gallbladder polyps.
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Ku-Lang Chang, MD, FAAFP, is an assistant professor of community health and family medicine at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, Gainesville. She completed a family medicine residency. Dr Chang is the medical review officer for Shands Occupational Health and the director of quality and safety. She serves patients with diverse culture and heritage, many of whom present with gastrointestinal conditions.
David S. Estores, Jr, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroen¬terology, hepatology, and nutrition in the department of medicine at the UF College of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatol¬ogy. He serves as the medical director of endoscopy and a physician director for quality at the UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville. He served for 5 years as director of the Esophageal Physiol¬ogy Laboratory at the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, and as the associate center director for 2 years. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications on esophageal disorders (eg, eosinophilic esoph¬agitis, Barrett esophagus, esophageal strictures, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease).
The authors thank Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, for reviewing and providing feedback on the manuscript and Ariel Pomputius for conducting literature searches.
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