GASTROENTEROLOGY

December 16, 2016

Ambulatory Care Services for Digestive Diseases

Patients with symptoms of digestive diseases who visited ambulatory care settings were diagnosed and treated most often for gastroesophageal reflux.
December 16, 2016

Acetaminophen Intoxication: A Critical-Care Emergency

This toxicity is the most common cause of acute liver failure and the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.

December 16, 2016

Famotidine 8 mg/mL Oral Liquid

This formulation may be used to treat heartburn in patients who cannot swallow tablets or take the commercial product.

December 16, 2016

Patient Teaching Aid: Heartburn

Occasional heartburn is usually self-treated with nonprescription antacids or OTC acid blockers.

December 16, 2016

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Marijuana, or cannabis, is commonly thought to be a benign substance without adverse effects; however, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a sequela of chronic cannabis use.
December 16, 2016

Drug-Induced Liver Injury: An Overview

Drug-induced liver injury is an uncommon, but potentially fatal, cause of liver disease that is associated with prescription medications, OTC drugs, and herbal and dietary supplements.
December 16, 2016

A Review of Diabetic Gastroparesis for the Community Pharmacist

Management involves blood glucose control, nutritional support, and prokinetic and antiemetic use.

December 16, 2016

Implications of Bariatric Surgery on Absorption of Nutrients and Medications

Malabsorption of medications caused by surgical GI-tract changes is a potential problem.