Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Referred Pain Physical Exam

    A 78 year old man with no significant past medical history presents to his primary care physician with 4 days of right shoulder pain. The pain is located over the acromioclavicular joint. The pain is worse at night with lying down and associated with shortness of breath. He states that the pain is better during the day. He is an avid ping pong player and does not have pain or shortness of breath with playing ping pong...

  • Abdominal Wall Pain

    Ever take care of a patient with abdominal wall pain? Sure you have (or will)! Don’t miss diagnosing pain coming from the abdominal wall with this simple and quick exam maneuver!…

  • Can you guess the cause of the patient’s bleed?

    This is a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) and both bleeds have been caused by telangiectasia throughout her upper airways and GI tract. In some cases GI bleeds can be caused by arterial-vascular malformations (AVM’s).

  • Learn how doctor’s should perform a bedside swallow evaluation!

    We created this video to teach healthcare professionals how to perform an initial bedside swallow evaluation.

  • Dr. Mindie Nguyen Provides Advice on the Abdominal Exam

    Thank you to Dr. Mindie Nguyen, one of our wonderful Stanford gastroenterologists and liver specialists, for teaching our last Stanford 25 session on the abdominal exam. Dr. Nguyen focused on practical methods of diagnosing liver and spleen enlargement. She provides us with some follow-up tips when conducting the exam of the abdomen…

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