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Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Duration: 7 hours

Course Summary

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.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Summary

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