Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 23-Year-Old With Blindness After a Fall She Can't Remember A 23-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after an apparent fall she cannot remember. She also reports blindness in her left eye and lower-extremity weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Presentation and Diagnosis How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 5-Month-Old With Severe Abdominal Distention and Lethargy The parents of a 5-month-old boy rush him to the emergency department because of severe abdominal distention. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Iron Supplementation: How Much Is Enough? Iron supplements can be pretty miserable to take. What is the minimum amount that is both effective and tolerable?
  • A 15-Year-Old Girl With Steatorrhea Who Can’t See at Night A 15-year-old, pale-appearing patient presents with an inability to digest food properly. Her symptoms started 3 months ago, with intermittent abdominal cramps. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With a Hugely Distended Abdomen A 65-year-old man states that his abdomen has been progressively distending over the past 4 days. He describes decreased appetite, nausea, and mild diffuse pain. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 16-Year-Old Girl With Severe Abdominal Pain After a Hug A 16-year-old girl presents with severe abdominal pain following a hug. The pain is sharp, constant, intense in the right upper quadrant, and radiates to her right shoulder. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 59-Year-Old With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations A 59-year-old woman first presented with a pruritic and painful rash; however, further disease manifestations continue to emerge. Are you able to make this diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Systemic Sclerosis How much do you know about the two major types of systemic sclerosis? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 58-Year-Old Man With a Rash and Elevated Creatinine Levels A 58-year-old man presents with mild bilateral knee pain and a new rash. He is found to have elevated creatinine levels. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Mood Disorders Worldwide, more than 300 million people are affected by depression and other mood disorders. Are you familiar with key aspects and best practices for various forms of mood disorder?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Stress-Related Conditions Are you familiar with common stress-related medical conditions and best practices for their diagnosis and management? Make sure your knowledge is current with this short quiz.
  • Skill Checkup: Digital Rectal Examination   A digital rectal examination affords access to key structures and enables identification of several disease processes. Review the proper technique, including a video, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Confronting Obesity Given the frustrations associated with confronting obesity, an understanding of best practices is crucial. Do you know the latest guidelines and recommendations? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Alcohol and Metronidazole Interaction: Real or Fake? Your patient is taking metronidazole, but he's also going to be in a wedding in 3 days. How would you advise him?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Liver Disease Are you familiar with key aspects of common noncancerous causes of liver disease, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Worsening Abdominal Pain and Bloating in a 30-Year-Old Woman A 30-year-old woman presents with recurrent abdominal pain and loose stools. Acute worsening occurs immediately before defecation, with improvement after defecation. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile is responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. Do you know key aspects and best practices from the latest guidelines? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 38-Year-Old Woman With Debilitating Premenstrual Pain A woman presents with a 2-year history of an abdominal wall mass that has recently enlarged in size, with associated soreness and pain, and a 3-year history of menstrual issues. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Modifiable Cancer Risk Factors Do you know best practices to help patients potentially reduce their risk of developing cancer? Test yourself on your knowledge of modifiable cancer risk factors with this short quiz.