class="pagetitle"> Digestive System

Celiac Disease and Gluten Associated Disorders

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Presented by: Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology May 5, 2016 Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that is triggered by eating gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat gluten, their body mounts an an immune response that [...]

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Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer

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Presented by: Stephanie Chao, MD Senior Surgery Resident, Asian Liver Center Stanford University Medical Center November 5, 2011 Chronic hepatitis B (HBV) is a blood-borne virus that causes the most common serious liver infection in the world: 350 million people have the disease and one in four will die from its complications—cancer, liver failure, or [...]

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Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Management

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Presented by: Walter G. Park, MD, MS Instructor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Stanford University Medical Center October 13, 2011 Unlike acute pancreatitis—a sudden inflammation of the pancreas—chronic pancreatitis is a long-term condition that alters the organ’s normal structure and function, and can cause persistent, debilitating pain. The pancreas is a gland located directly behind the stomach, [...]

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Cancer Awareness Series: New Successes in Colorectal Cancer Treatments and Outcomes

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Presented by: George Fisher, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Oncology Uri Ladabaum, MD, MS Associate Professor, Gastroenterology Hanlee Ji, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Oncology Samuel Strober, MD Professor, Immunology and Rheumatology March 24, 2011 Lecture Overview: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the United States and is the country’s second leading cause [...]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Presented by: Shamita Shah, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Clinical Director, Stanford Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program Stanford University Medical Center February 24, 2010 Lecture Overview: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Its cause is unknown and may be a combination of genetic, [...]

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Celiac Disease

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Presented by: Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD Instructor, Gastroenterology Stanford University Medical Center March 11, 2010 Lecture Overview: Celiac disease is a digestive condition caused by eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, or rye. It affects the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients. Its cause is unknown and may be a combination of genetic, [...]

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Deconstructing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Presented by: Linda Nguyen, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Director, Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology Stanford University Medical Center October 14, 2009 Lecture Overview: Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition characterized by cramping, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. As much as 20 percent of adults have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the [...]

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