By Donald Stanley, MD, and Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, Author at Clinical Advisor

By Donald Stanley, MD, and Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH

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Giardiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has giardiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Infection with Giardia typically presents with insidious symptoms developing over 1 to 2 weeks. Symptoms of acute giardiasis include: Watery diarrhea, frequently foul smelling with fatty stools Abdominal cramps and bloating Flatulence Acute…

Barrett's esophagus

Barrett’s Esophagus (BE) is thought to be a complication of longstanding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In BE, metaplasia of the distal esophagus’ normal squamous epithelium to columnar-lined intestinal mucosa occurs. Metaplastic changes of BE may be suggested by upper endoscopy, or potentially capsule endoscopy, but confirmation requires biopsy of the columnar-appearing mucosa showing intestinal metaplasia.…

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