NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live has launched a new quiz series to help primary care clinicians hone their GI diagnostic and therapeutic skills, skills they can put to good use in daily practice. Clinicians read a question, choose from several possible answers, and then read a succinct discussion of why their answer is — or isn't — the best option.
Abdominal pain; heartburn; constipation; nausea -- these and other symptoms related to gastrointestinal (GI) disease are extraordinarily common. Every year, an estimated 60 and 70 million Americans are diagnosed with GI disorders that range from GERD to inflammatory bowel disease to hepatitis.
Among the quizzes presented:
- A 31-year-old woman had intermittent abdominal cramping for years. Which test should be ordered next to rule out celiac disease?
- A 58-year-old man with GERD of 20 years duration now uses as-needed PPI doses for breakthrough symptoms. How would you proceed and why?
- Is consumption of nuts and seeds a relative contraindication in patients with diverticulosis?
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Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.
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