Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

by Kelley Chuang, MD

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and annexed glands (pancreas, gallbladder and biliary ducts, and liver).

For this course, the medical student should be familiar with the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of the GI tract; and the basics of inflammation and pathophysiology of neoplastic growth. Broadly speaking, pathologies of the GI tract can be grouped into one of three categories: inflammatory and infectious, congenital, and neoplastic. Each category is more prevalent in different age groups owing to their pathophysiology. For example, congenital abnormalities are common in newborns and children, whereas neoplastic conditions are more frequent in individuals > 50 years of age.

GI symptoms are among the most common complaints in the ER and outpatient care settings for both children and adults alike. A competent physician should be aware of the most prevalent GI illnesses in their area of practice. Moreover, they should be able to differentiate between conditions that constitute an emergency and those that can be managed in an outpatient setting.

Course Details

  • Videos 67
  • Duration 5:15 h
  • Quiz questions 154
  • Articles 20

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Your Educators of course Gastroenterology

 Kelley Chuang, MD

Kelley Chuang, MD

Dr. Kelley Chuang is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, and works as a hospitalist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
She obtained her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Chuang also holds a Master's Degree in Teaching and combines her interests in medicine and teaching as a medical educator.
Within Lecturio, she teaches courses on Gastroenterology.


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well done coverage of management
By Alaena A. on 22. September 2021 for GI Bleed: Initial Management and Diagnostic Studies

I love the details for the management of the patient and the lecture follows Step Up To Medicine well.

 
Good presentation
By Mahziar K. on 12. September 2021 for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) with Case

A concise yet complete presentation of SBP. Using a case to present a disease helps to consolidate the concepts in mind. Thank you.

 
high yeild
By S C. on 07. September 2021 for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) with Case

excellent lecture. good amount of detail. high yeild. thank you

 
Outdated and too small content
By Neuer N. on 07. September 2021 for Disorders of the Hepatobiliary Tract

Little outdated information and less content. Can expand the explanation and add more questions for spaced repetition