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Abdominal Pain Part I

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints that patients make to medical professionals, and it has a wide array of causes, ranging from very simple to complex. Although many cases of abdominal pain turn out to be minor constipation or gastroenteritis, there are more serious causes that need to be ruled out. An accurate patient medical history, family medical history, laboratory work and imaging are important to make an accurate diagnosis. Initial assessment and diagnostic testing will provide an early indication of cause and the possible treatment options, which are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Types Of Abdominal Pain
    1. Visceral Pain
    2. Parietal Pain
    3. Neurogenic Pain
    4. Psychogenic Pain
    5. Tension Pain
      1. Organ distention or blood accumulation
      2. Abdominal compartment syndrome
      3. Patient behavior with tension abdominal pain
    6. Inflammatory Pain
      1. Peritonitis
      2. Pancreatitis
      3. Appendicitis
      4. Cholecystitis
      5. Deep inflammatory pain
      6. Patient activities
    7. Ischemic Pain
      1. Sudden onset of pain
      2. Intensity of pain
      3. Progressive severity
      4. Medication pain relief
      5. Other symptoms of intestinal ischemia
    8. Common Causes of Bowel Ischemia
  3. Common Causes of Bowel Ischemia
    1. Occlusive Conditions
      1. Lack of blood flow
    2. Bowel Obstruction
      1. Intussusception
      2. Volvulus
      3. Hernia
      4. Scar tissue
  4. Summary


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