Category Gastroenterology
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Gastric Residual Volume

Gastric residual volume is the amount aspirated from the stomach following administration of enteral feed. An aspirated amount of ≤ 500ml 6 hourly is safe and indicates that the GIT is functioning
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Gut under pressure

A patient is day 1 post-laparotomy. his abdomen feels tight and his urine output has dropped off... Can you save the day in this gastrointestinal gutwrencher?
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You are assessing a 37 year old male in the emergency department. He appears to be in discomfort and states that he fell asleep at a party and thinks ‘someone put something up his back passage while he was out of it’.
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A 50 year-old man presented to the ED with sharp abdominal pain localised to his left lower quadrant.
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GI Drug Absorption in Critical Illness

GI Drug Absorption in Critical Illness; multi-factorial determinants influence the bioavailability of drugs; governed by factors altering transport of substances across cell membranes (diffusion, active transport, ultrafiltration)
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Intubation of the GI bleeder

Massive GI hemorrhage presents multiple challenges during intubation: obscured view of vocal cords; risk of aspiration; risk of haemorrhagic shock and haemodynamic instability; risk to staff from contact with body fluids
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Mirizzi syndrome

Mirizzi syndrome or extrinsic biliary compression syndrome, is a rare complication of cholelithiasis. Mirizzi syndrome is characterised by obstruction of the common bile duct (CBD), secondary to mechanical compression caused by the impaction of one or multiple gallstones in the neck of the gallbladder or cystic duct
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Pierre Eugène Ménétrier

Pierre Eugène Ménétrier (1859 – 1935) was a French surgeon, oncologist and pathologist. Eponymously affiliated with Maladie de Ménétrier (1888)