Diagnosis and management of small intestinal diseases

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Abstract

Advances in the diagnosis and management of small bowel diseases are the subject of this review. Topics covered include improving the specificity of breath tests for bacterial overgrowth; small bowel enteroscopy; early diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia; the use of polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing central nervous system involvement in Whipple's disease; progress in defining the cause and pathogenesis of chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction and the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome; defining the role of gut barrier function in health and disease; the therapeutic role for bile acid-binding resins in diarrhea after refeeding in critically ill patients; use of genetic techniques and topical steroid therapy in treating graft-versus-host disease; and the beneficial effects of combination hormonal therapy in occult gastrointestinal blood loss resulting from angiodysplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-140
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 1999

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