FP Essentials™

Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Edition #413 | October 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #413 Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

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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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