Barium esophagography is recommended as the initial test for evaluation of dysphagia but is not recommended for the evaluation of typical GERD symptoms.
However, it is not the best test in a patient with symptoms of oropharyngeal dysphagia. ... indicated). Key Point. The initial test of choice for evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia is videofluoroscopy.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine when surveillance colonoscopy should take place in a 63-year-old woman who had right hemicolectomy for colon cancer one year prior.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate medication management in a 67-year-old woman with a history of pain related to degenerative joint disease that is well controlled with diclofenac.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 58-year-old man at a follow-up visit for hepatitis C-related cirrhosis complicated by nonbleeding small esophageal varices and ascites.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate initial treatment for a 60-year-old man with constant low-grade epigastric pain radiating to his back and a history of chronic pancreatitis.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 54-year-old man with a 4-month history of intermittent, nonprogressive solid-food dysphagia and a long-standing history of heartburn that has been well-controlled for the past 5 years with daily
Noninvasive H. pylori testing modalities include serology, the fecal antigen test, or the urea breath test. ... pylori, as both of these test modalities assess for the presence of active infection.
What is the most likely cause of this 68-year-old man's ascites?
A 65-year-old man is evaluated after a positive stool antigen test for Helicobacter pylori infection obtained to confirm eradication after therapy.