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Rectal Foreign Bodies

Posted: Oct 20 in Patient Education by
Rectal Foreign Body

Get the PDF version of this article HOW TO REMOVE A RECTAL FOREIGN BODY IN ONE EASY STEP (RARE IS THE PATIENT WHO EXPERIENCES THIS PROBLEM TWICE) THE END For those with a short attention span and a desire for immediate answers, here is the conclusion of this article: CONCLUSION: From a safety standpoint, the […]

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Colon Cleansing

Posted: Oct 20 in Patient Education by
Colon Cleansing

Get the PDF version of this article COLON CLEANSING – DOES A CLEAN COLON LEAD TO A CLEAN MIND AND CLEAN BODY? THE DATA (OR LACK OF DATA) ABOUT COLON CLEANSING THE END For those with a short attention span and a desire for immediate answers, here is the conclusion of this article: CONCLUSION – […]

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Vascular Malformations of the Colon

Posted: Sep 12 in Patient Education by
Cavernous vascular malformation

First documented in 1839, hemangiomas and vascular malformations of the GI tract are an infrequently encountered entity. Having the potential to occur anywhere along the intestinal system, the small bowel is the most frequent site with hemangiomas and malformations accounting for only 10% of all small bowel tumors. [Read more]

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Constipation – Available Remedies

Posted: Jun 10 in Patient Education by
Constipation-Interminable

Get the PDF version of this article Constipation – The Sisyphean Myth of Regularity. Remember Sisyphus, the Greek King of Ephyra? Punished for his hubris, he was made to roll a boulder uphill for eternity. Just before reaching the top of the hill, the boulder would roll down to the bottom of the hill and […]

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Gas

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

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Prostate Carcinoma With Aggressive Rectal Invasion

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

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Polyps – Colon Polyps – Scopefest (LA Daily News article)

Posted: Mar 29 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this article Celebrating Their Health: Colonoscopies Make For A Most Unusual Birthday Party By Valerie Kuklenski, Staff Writer; U-Entertainment Jack Merrick was drawing on the straw in his jumbo Scorpion cocktail with such gusto, it seemed the drink’s floating gardenia would be vacuumed up. Surrounded by old friends, good food, […]

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Peptic Ulcer (Helicobacter)

Posted: Feb 23 in Patient Education by

Treatment for all peptic ulcer patient infected with H. pylori was strongly recommended by the 1994 National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Conference and the 1997 American Digestive Health Foundation (ADHF) International Update Conference on H. pylori. Recommended as appropriate goals for success of an eradication regimen were more than 90% on a “per-protocol” (PP) analysis and more than 80% on an “intent-to-treat” (ITT) analysis. [Read more]

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Blastocystis Hominis Infection

Posted: Feb 23 in Patient Education by
Life Cycle of Blastocystis hominis Infection

Blastocystis hominis is a common microscopic parasitic organism found throughout the world. Infection with Blastocystis hominis is called blastocystosis (BLASS-toe-SIS-toe-sis.) [Read more]

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Anorectal Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Part I

Posted: Feb 19 in Patient Education by
Treponema Pallidum. An Oninous Spirochete.

The anorectum is a specialized region of the gastrointestinal tract, performing sensory, storage and elimination functions. The mucosal lining in the rectum is columnar. It transitions to a squamous mucosa in the anal canal. It is richly endowed with discriminatory nerve endings to allow the body to distinguish between flatus, liquid and solid waste. While sturdy, the mucosal surfaces are vulnerable to trauma and infections. With or without an anal or rectal injury, sexually transmitted disease may be the source of considerable morbidity. While symptoms may be found in patients with normal immune systems, they are found in increasing frequency in the immunocompromised population. In patients with pre-existing systemic conditions such as AIDS or HIV, common pathogens may take on an even more ominous clinical significance. Part I of this two-part article contains a discussion of the anorectal manifestations of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. [Read more]

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