Title: HMga-Hospital Medicine- Gastroenterology-Gastroenteritis; The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis; Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly
Faculty: Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D. and Joel Kravitz, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021 Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
TOPIC 1: Gastroenteritis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Relate the major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea.
- Differentiate the major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis.
- Utilize an efficient approach in the evaluation of a patient with acute gastroenteritis as the normal host and in persons with HIV or recent travel.
- Diagnose and treat various common causes of gastroenteritis as per the current ACG guidelines.
TOPIC 2: The Alphabet Soup of Viral Hepatitis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Compare and contrast viral hepatitides A through E. Similarities and differences will be stressed, particularly the risks of developing chronic infection and the complications of chronic infection.
- Distinguish the significant features of hepatitis A through E and interpret the various hepatitis serologies.
- Select appropriate patients for treatment.
- Established and new treatment options will be covered as per the CDC and USPSTF Guidelines.
- Select appropriate strategies and options for patients to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis.
TOPIC 3: Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Review some challenging cases of abdominal pain to help differentiate benign from severe abdominal pain.
- Evaluate the utility of various tests, including labs, ultrasound and CT scan, including during pregnancy using the ACOG opinion guidelines, in the diagnosis of abdominal pain.
- Determine subtle features of certain presentations of abdominal pain that suggest a more severe cause.
- Explore diagnoses of abdominal pain in the absence of abdominal pathology.