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Useful Websites related to Gasteroenterology1.
Introduction to Abdominal Radiology is an excellent basic primer sourced
online from The University of Iowa. Authored by Bruce P. Brown, M.D and available
the material is part of the series on "Introduction to Clinical Medicine: Radiology
A Multimedia Textbook of Introductory Radiology". The material rightly puts the
spotlight on basics:- on the key features of Normal abdomen radiographs, abnormal
gas pattern in Bowel obstruction, Free air, Abscess, besides describing appearances
such as calculi and Radiopaque foreign bodies
2. Gastro Intestinal
Tract Basic Techniques is an elegant primer available at http://www.xray2000.f9.co.uk/Site3/technique/git/gitintro.htm
on one of the basic radiological investigations carried out daily throughout the
world. The material features Barium Swallow, Barium Meal Double Contrast, Barium
Follow Through, Barium Small Bowel Enema and Barium Enema. Besides there are Sample
Examination Preparation letters too. Each of the investigations covers Basic Anatomy,
Indications, Contraindications, Contrast Media and drugs, Equipment, Patient Preparation,
Radiation Protection, Technique / Typical Film Series, Aftercare and Complications
3. Gastrointestinal X-ray Atlas for Residents & Students is available
online at http://www.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/radiology/teaching-files/GI/GItract/Frameindex.html
Created by Junji Ueno, M.D. from the Department of Radiology at Tokushima University
Hospital, Japan, the material is in the form of a long list of cases covering
Esophageal diseases, Stomach diseases Duodenal diseases, Small Intestine and Colonic
Family Practice Notebook is a notebook for primary care providers
written by Scott Moses, MD, a board-certified Family Physician practicing in Lino
Lakes, Minnesota. Comprising of 31 speciality areas, the sections have educative
material on a range of topics, simple yet concise. The Gastroenterology section
is available at http://www.fpnotebook.com/GI.htm
and covers chapters like Bowel, Cirrhosis, Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
Malabsorption, Rectum etc.
5. The section on Gastrointestinal
Disorders in Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is available at http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section3/sec3.jsp.
The Chapters commence with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Procedures,
and courses through Esophageal Disorders, Malabsorption Syndromes, Gastrointestinal
Bleeding while covering important topics such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,
Acute Abdomen and Surgical Gastroenterology, Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract
and Anorectal Disorders.
The Pyloric Sphincteric Cylinder in Health and Disease is a online educative
feature by AD Keet M.D. Ph.D. made available in full on the Internet with the
aim of making it easily accessible world-wide for research purposes. Available
the material covers 39 chapters including Conventional surface Ultrasonography
of the Normal Infantile Pylorus and Ultrasonography of Pyloric Motility and Gastric
Emptying, Endoscopic Ultrasonography of the Layer Structure of the Gastric Walls.
7. Gastroenterology and Hepatology by Ahluwalia JPA,
Graber MA and Silverman WB from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and
College of Medicine is an online educative feature sourced from the Fourth Edition
of University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook. The material from Chapter 5 available
covers Dyspepsia, Esophageal Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal
Bleeding, Differential Diagnosis of Elevated Liver Enzymes and Ascites and Spontaneous
8. Gastrosource is a web site derived from the 3rd edition of the textbook,
"First Principles of Gastroenterology." The web based version of the textbook
is available in both English and French versions at http://gastroresource.com/
and is augmented with addition of visuals, videos and individual chapters. This
site is endorsed by Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and supported by
an educational grant from AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
9. An Endoscopic
Ultrasound Atlas is available from "Digestive Disease Center at the Medical
University of South Carolina" at http://www.ddc.musc.edu/ddc_pro/pro_development/atlases/EUS/index.htm.
The illustrative material features a broad overview of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
in clinical practice displaying Normal Anatomy, Cancer Staging: Esophageal, Gastric
& Rectal Cancer, Cancer Staging: Pancreatic and Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and
Benign Pancreatico-Biliary Disorders.
10. Endoscopic Ultrasound
(EUS) Educational Materials from the Gastroenterology Unit at the Massachusetts
General Hospital is accessible at http://www.massgeneral.org/gastroenterology/endo_EUS_educ_materials.htm.
The material is distributed in two sections a) Images and b) Slide Shows covering
entities like Introduction and Imaging Stations, Ampullary Cancer , Cholangiocarcinoma,
Duplication Cysts, Esophageal Cancer.
Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen by Sandra Hagen-Ansert, B.A., RDMS, RDCS Chair,
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Baptist College of Health Sciences at Memphis, Tennessee
is featured at http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/rad/us/education/msucmeaa.html.
A three volume series of Consumer Health Brochures developed by experts from American
College of Gastroenterology for patients, containing pamphlets covers several
GI conditions and digestive diseases is available at http://www.acg.gi.org/patientinfo/cgp/index.html.
subject of Esophageal Carcinoma is dealt at length at http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/surgery/EsophagealCarcinoma/EsophagealCarcinoma.html.
Gastrolab at http://www.gastrolab.net/
is a web site dedicated to digestive disorders that is frequently updated. Similarly,
GastroenterologyWeb.com at http://www.gastroenterologyweb.com/
is a webportal that frequently allows one to get updated on the happenings in
this speciality. The site offers a broad selection of original articles, reviews,
editorials and teaching cases on important entities in gastroenterology.
large set of Gasteroenterology and Digestive System Diseases links
is accessible from Karolinska University at http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/c6.html.
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