Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Edition #413 | October 2013
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- Discuss the 2 main types of dysphagia and their common etiologies.
- Identify first-line tests used to evaluate patients with dysphagia.
- Summarize the diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Describe diet modifications and pharmacotherapy used to manage IBS.
- Discuss the most common diagnoses in patients with dyspepsia.
- Describe the test-and-treat strategy used to evaluate patients with dyspepsia and the patient population for whom it would be used.
- Discuss the 4 most important medical conditions associated with the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
- Describe 2 recommended approaches to decreasing the dosage of a PPI or discontinuing PPI therapy.
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