When we get a referral for a patient that’s referred for a liver transplant evaluation at our center it’s typically a patient that’s cirrhotic or has end stage liver disease and they’ve decompensated at that point so the only thing that could potentially help them in the future is a
portal hypertension refers to high blood pressures in the hepatic portal vein the large vein that carries blood from the digestive tract spleen and pancreas to the liver within the liver blood runs through tiny channels where it exchanges contents with the liver cells this is where nutrients are processed
[MUSIC PLAYING] ELIZABETH STUELKE: My name is Elizabeth Stuelke. I have a background in journalism and love telling stories about other people’s lives. But today, I’ve decided to write about my own story. It’s a mystery, a medical mystery about my own body. The story begins three years ago. I
[MUSIC PLAYING] CRYSTAL WITTE: As a young woman in college, I felt like I had my entire life ahead of me. I was heavily involved with triathlon on a competitive level at that time so I felt invincible. It was something I did every day– multiple hours every day. I
– My focus is on cancer genetics, G.I. cancer genetics, particularly colorectal cancer. The most important thing is knowledge is power, and it is truly the case. We can do very little when cancers are advanced. Yet we can do a lot when we know about predisposition or early cancers.
The peptic ulcer disease is broadly divided into two categories. One is the gastric ulcer and second is the duodenal ulcer. And there are many predisposing factors to that. The most common is lifestyle– alcohol, tobacco consumption. The other conditions are untreated H. pylori infection. It’s a bacteria that predisposes
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Did you know…Gastroenterology is the study of the digestive system? Doctors who study Gastroenterology are known as Gastroenterologists. These doctors study, diagnose, and treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and biliary system…This includes the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Gastroenterologists have a detailed understanding of the
Dumping syndrome is a very common complication following gastric and esophageal surgeries. Also known as rapid gastric emptying, dumping syndrome is a condition in which undigested food moves too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine. In other words, food gets “dumped” into the intestine before being properly digested.
– My interest, especially, is in celiac disease and children who have difficulty gaining weight. I think it’s a disease that we’re becoming more knowledgeable about. We hear about the gluten-free diet a lot, but about 1% of the population has celiac disease, where in the United States, about 28