Abdominal Pain

Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children [Article]

Although recurrent abdominal pain in children is most often considered functional or nonorganic, organic causes are sometimes found. Certain signs and symptoms warrant further workup. Management focuses on improving quality of life, reducing parent and child concerns about the seriousness of the disease, and reducing the disability associated with pain rather than complete resolution of pain. Learn the signs and symptoms that warrant further workup and about possible therapies.

May 15, 2018 Issue
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Mimic of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Editorials]

Pathologic diseases, besides GERD, are becoming more prevalent and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with symptoms of esophageal dysfunction.

Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Dietary Interventions for Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Childhood [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Probiotics relieve pain in children with recurrent abdominal pain in the short term (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8). There is no convincing evidence that fiber supplements improve pain in children with recurrent abdominal pain.

May 15, 2016 Issue
Acute Abdominal Pain in Children [Article]

The initial assessment of a child with acute abdominal pain should aim to identify the severity of the pain and whether the child has a condition that is likely to require surgery. A complete physical examination, as well as auscultation of bowel sounds, laboratory testing, and imaging, can reveal important signs and symptoms needed to make a diagnosis.

Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Common Questions About the Evaluation of Acute Pelvic Pain [Article]

Find out which history and physical examination findings can help narrow the differential diagnosis, and which imaging and laboratory tests are most helpful.

Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnostic Imaging of Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults [Article]

Review the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria for choosing the optimal imaging method for abdominal pain. Decisions are guided by the location of the pain and suspected diagnosis.

Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori Infection [Article]

Peptic ulcer disease is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori infection or use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Find out how to diagnose the cause, as well as the available treatment options.

May 15, 2014 Issue
Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Gallstones [Article]

Which diagnostic and treatment options are best for symptomatic and asymptomatic disease?

May 1, 2013 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Diverticulitis [Article]

Uncomplicated diverticulitis is localized diverticular inflammation, whereas complicated diverticulitis is diverticular inflammation associated with an abscess, phlegmon, fistula, obstruction, bleeding, or perforation. Patients with acute diverticulitis may present with left lower quadrant pain, ten...

Sep 1, 2012 Issue
Large Tubular Colonic Mass with Hematochezia and Altered Bowel Habits [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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