Posts Tagged ‘gastrointestinal tract’

Naloxegol for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Posted by John Staples • June 18th, 2014

Did opioid-induced constipation contribute to Elvis Presley’s death? Would he still be making music today if he’d won the battle with his bowels? Though many disagree, Elvis’ former personal physician thinks that a cure for the King’s constipation might have spared his life. If this kind of conjecture from suspicious minds leaves you all shook… Read More…

Unfolding the Diagnosis

Posted by Sara Fazio • April 4th, 2014

In our latest Clinical Problem-Solving article, a previously healthy, 25-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Fever, chills, and weakness developed 2 weeks before his admission. In protein loss localizable to the gastrointestinal tract, in most cases, the syndrome of protein-losing enteropathy is associated with diseases… Read More…

The Search is On

Posted by Sara Fazio • February 8th, 2013

In the latest article in our Clinical Problem-Solving series, an 81-year-old man presented to the emergency department with hematochezia and hematemesis, which began after he was awakened by an urgent need to move his bowels. He did not have abdominal pain, black stools, dysphagia, or odynophagia. An aortoenteric fistula is a communication between the aorta… Read More…