DDSEP 8 Chapters

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Chapter 1 – Esophageal Disorders

Authors: Benson T. Massey, MD, FACP, and Reza Shaker, MD, MACP
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the risk factors, advantages and limitations of diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses and treatment options for various esophageal disorders. These disorders can include GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis and esophageal eosinophilia. Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.

Chapter 2 – Acid Diseases of the Stomach

Authors: Steven F. Moss, MD, AGAF, and Adam D. Harris, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the normal physiology of acid secretion in a healthy stomach and possible complications arising from an acid disease. Examples of these complications can be seen in ulcer formation due to Helicobacter pylori infection or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stress-induced ulcer disease peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Chapter 3 – Pancreatic Physiology and Disease

Authors: Fred S. Gorelick, MD and Anil B. Nagar, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the mechanisms of regulation of bicarbonate and digestive enzymes by the pancreas in order to better understand pancreatic pathology, which provides insight for treating both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Diagnostic approaches and management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and endocrine tumors is also discussed.

Chapter 4 – Diseases of the Biliary Tract

Author: Rahul P. Kuver, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, potential complications and treatment of various disorders of the biliary tract.

Chapter 5 – Viral Hepatitis

Authors: Steve S. Choi, MD, Gabriel Mansouraty, MD, and Carl L. Berg, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the clinical features, associated spectrum and extrahepatic manifestations associated with acute and chronic hepatitis. Insight on hepatitis A and B screening and vaccination, and the indications of treatment for chronic viral hepatitis, are also provided.

Chapter 6 – Metabolic, Hereditary, Inflammatory and Vascular Diseases of the Liver

Author: Douglas M. Heuman, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review metabolic, hereditary, inflammatory and vascular diseases that affect the liver to better understand the distinction between each type of disease, its corresponding treatment, and how it impacts liver function.

Chapter 7 – Cirrhosis and Liver Transplantation

Author: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the natural history of cirrhosis in order to effectively manage both compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. The indications and contraindications for liver transplantation when identifying potential candidates are also discussed.

Chapter 8 – Digestive Health and Disease in Women

Authors: Reena V. Chokshi, MD, and Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the differences in sex-based biology and the effects of hormones on the GI tract as they pertain to women — who represent a distinct group of GI and hepatobiliary patients with unique disease presentation and management. The effects of pregnancy on disease presentation is also discussed.

Chapter 9 – Diarrhea and Constipation

Author: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the clinical definitions of diarrhea and constipation to better understand the normal physiology of water absorption and transit in the gut.

Chapter 10 – Gastrointestinal Motility

Author: Richard Wood, Jr., MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the essential anatomy, innervation and physiology that affect the neuromuscular control of gastrointestinal motility.

Chapter 11 – GI Infections of the Small Intestine and Colon

Author: Christina M. Surawicz, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review infectious agents that cause noninvasive and invasive diarrhea. The role of diagnostic testing for acute diarrhea and the rationale for antibiotic treatment in certain cases is also discussed.

Chapter 12 – Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Authors: Thomas O.G. Kovacs, MD and Dennis M. Jensen, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review the common causes and the roles of medical and surgical management for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Causes, current diagnosis, and treatment of severe hematochezia and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage are also discussed.

Chapter 13 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Authors: Frank Scott, MD, MSCE, and Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, AGAF
CME/MOC: 6

Readers- will be able to review normal intestinal mucosal immunology and abnormalities present inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in order to better recognize extra-intestinal manifestations, and establish a medical or surgical treatment plan for IBD.

Chapter 14 – Gastrointestinal Cancers

Author: Barbara H. Jung, MD, AGAF
CME/MOC: 6

Learners will be able to review the risk factors, screening strategies, surveillance strategies, prevention strategies, epidemiology and clinical presentations of various gastrointestinal cancers. The features of hereditary gastrointestinal syndromes are also discussed.

Chapter 15 – Nutrition, Obesity and Eating Disorders

Authors: Jeanette Keith, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Learners will be able to review the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in human health and the signs and symptoms associated with deficiency states in order to effectively use assessments to manage digestive disorders. The chapter also presents a review of the role of obesity and common eating disorders in gastroenterology as well as the techniques of enteral and parenteral nutrition support.

Chapter 16 – Issues in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Author: Joel R. Rosh, MD
CME/MOC: 6

Learners will be able to review the clinical manifestations and therapies associated with GI patient care for children and adolescents, who are subject to unique pathophysiology and clinical problems. These clinical problems can include constipation, encopresis, chronic abdominal pain, vomiting, GERD, IBD and liver disease.

Chapter 17 – Small Bowel Disease

Authors: Rupa Mukherjee, MD, and Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
CME/MOC: 6

Learners will be able to review the typical and atypical presentations of small intestinal diseases and the methods used for diagnosis and treatment.

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