Medical management of diseases of the small intestine

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Issues in the medical management of small intestinal disease that were addressed in the recent scientific literature include the following: 1) bile acid malabsorption, including the etiologic role of an ileal brush-border bile salt carrier and the diagnostic value of the 75Se homocholic acid taurine test; 2) small bowel bacterial overgrowth, including the role of bacteria in vitamin B12 malabsorption in atrophic gastritis and in pathogenesis of hepatobiliary complications; 3) short bowel syndrome, including the effects of somatostatin analogue therapy; 4) small intestinal tumors, including the diagnostic value of small bowel enteroscopy and plasma postheparin diamine oxidase measurements and therapy for carcinoid syndrome and primary intestinal lymphoma; 5) prevention and treatment of radiation enteropathy; and 6) pathogenesis and diagnosis of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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