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Topic: Tests, upper GI tract

  1. Fact Sheet: How to Prepare for Tests

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    In many cases, doctors can make a diagnosis of a functional gastrointestinal disorder after a careful history and examination. Often, however, there is a structural disease that must be excluded by tests that probe the gastrointestinal tract. This fact sheet reviews preparation for common tests, including sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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    By: Cheri Smith, Medical Writer; Joel Richter, MD

    Just about everyone has experienced heartburn, that uncomfortable, burning feeling in the chest after eating a large, spicy, or high fat meal. In fact, about 40 percent of Americans have heartburn once a month and 15–20 percent at least once a week. An occasional bout of heartburn is nothing to worry about; however, if it happens more than twice a week, a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may be the problem.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Upper GI Endoscopy: What to Expect

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Describes what to expect when undergoing an upper GI endoscopic exam that may look at the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Reviewed and updated 2009.

     

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  4. Fact Sheet: Do I Need Another Endoscopy?

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    This Clinical Corner article explains the current guidelines for how often an endoscopy should be performed in patients with GERD or Barrett's Esophagus.

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  5. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 19.04 - 2010 No 4 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.03 - Fall 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • Functional GI Disorders – Setting the Record Straight
    • Infant Regurgitation
    • VA Recognition of Functional GI Disorders
    • New U.S. Food Safety Laws
    • Resilience of Children Receiving Intravenous Nutrition
    • Ask Questions about Tests
    • Research Findings in Chronic GI Conditions
    • Progressive GI Symptoms: Could it be Scleroderma?

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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