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Few Useful Websites related to Gasteroenterology

1. 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 at http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/radiology/icmrad/abdominal/Abdominal.html, 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

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 diseases

4. 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.

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.

6. 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 at http://med.plig.org/index.html 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.

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 at http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/familymedicine/FPHandbook/05.html covers Dyspepsia, Esophageal Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Differential Diagnosis of Elevated Liver Enzymes and Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis.

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.


Sonographic 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.

The 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.

A 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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