Topic: Nausea, vomiting
Fact Sheet: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome817
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) was first described about 120 years ago by Dr. Samuel Gee, the erudite British physician. Interest in the syndrome was revived when Kathleen Adams, a parent of an affected child founded the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association in 1993. She enlisted the support of pediatric gastroenterologists, Drs. David Fleisher and B.U.K. Li, who recognized that better treatment of the disorder would only occur if the syndrome could be scientifically defined for medical researchers. This article describes CVS and approaches to treatment.Topics: CVS, Motility, Nausea, vomiting, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Stomach Disorders, Stomach Disorders
Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when stomach contents reflux, or back up, into the esophagus during or after a meal. GER often begins in infancy, but only a small number of infants continue to have GER as older children. This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of GER in children.
Fact Sheet: Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction843
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is a rare disorder of gastrointestinal motility where coordinated contractions (peristalsis) in the intestinal tract become altered and inefficient. When this happens, nutritional requirements cannot be adequately met. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of CIP. Reviewed 2009.Topics: Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Diarrhea, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Nausea, vomiting
Fact Sheet: Infant Regurgitation845
Regurgitation is a symptom that is common in infants. This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about infant regurgitation, as well as addressing the differences between similar terms such as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and functional infant regurgitation.
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.Topics: Brain-Gut, Colonic motility, inertia, pseudo-obstruction, DHM Magazines, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Tests, lower GI tract, Tests, upper GI tract
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