Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
The muscles of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract perform an important job. The GI tract peristalsis, or contractions, mix the contents of the stomach and propel contents throughout the entire GI tract until they exit as waste. When these muscles underperform or fail to perform, it can create serious and painful consequences, diagnosed as GI motility disorders. Although these disorders are rarely fatal, they can cause physical and emotional effects that negatively impact a patient's quality of life. However, there are many options for treatment of GI motility disorders available to healthcare professionals. Treatment is discussed in context of the current research and trends to develop new criteria to diagnose and clinically manage care.
- The Gastrointestinal Tract
- Etiology Of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Genetic Factors
- Classification Of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
- Diagnosis Of A Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder
- Treatment And Clinical Criteria
- Pharmacologic Therapy
- Future Trends In Research