By Harry R. Dalton, H.R. Dalton, S.H. Hussaini, I.A. Murray, J.L.H. Wong
Clinic guide: Gastroenterology presents useful directions at the scientific and administrative concerns linked to working a gastroenterology-based outpatient clinic.
Written with all individuals of the outpatient group in brain, the publication offers key details on analysis; making plans and implementation of remedy; sufferer schooling and source management.
Clinic instruction manual: Gastroenterology is vital interpreting for somebody taking into account establishing, or at the moment occupied with, an outpatient hospital during this box
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Diagnoses from 107 patients seen in a jaundice clinic in a large general hospital. Divided into (a) obstructive Jaundice (n=62) and (b) non-obstructive jaundice (n=45) 4 Iron Deficiency Anemia Hyder Hussaini Introduction Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) accounts for up to 13% of GI referrals to the outpatient clinic. In patients over the age of 40, IDA with no associated symptoms may be indicative of occult gastric or colonic neoplasia or disorders such as celiac disease. To minimize patients’ inconvenience and ensure early assessment, a one-stop approach to the investigation of patients with IDA can be used with clinical assessment and investigation on the same visit to the outpatient department.
All required medical, nursing and paramedical disciplines should be closely involved in the initial planning stage and in the subsequent running of the clinic. Referral and access Ease of access to the jaundice service for the referring clinician is pivotal to its success. The referral process should be straightforward and available both in and out of hours. A 24-hour answering service, fax machine or the use of electronic referrals may be appropriate depending on local resource availability. Referring clinicians should be encouraged, however, to provide the patient with a written referral on attendance.
1 Helpful features of pain from the history • Character • Location • Chronology • Severity • Aggravating and relieving factors • Associated symptoms Clinic handbook of gastroenterology 48 Location Location of the pain strongly suggests its origin. For each organ the pain is usually most severe at its primary site and is variably perceived at secondary sites (also called radiation or projection of pain). For example, when the primary site of pain is in the epigastrium the source usually is the stomach, duodenum and pancreas and this is frequently projected to the midline over the lumbar spine, which is the secondary site of pain.
Clinic handbook of gastroenterology by Harry R. Dalton, H.R. Dalton, S.H. Hussaini, I.A. Murray, J.L.H. Wong