Posts Tagged ‘peritonitis’

Enteropathogens in Returning Travelers

Posted by Sara Fazio • May 10th, 2013

Chronic gastrointestinal illness sometimes develops after international travel. The latest review article in our Current Concepts series covers the diagnosis of the major enteropathogens and provides recommendations for treatment. In a recent study that analyzed data from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network (which consists of 42 specialized travel or tropical-medicine sites located around the world) on… Read More…

Abdominal Pain after Peritoneal Dialysis

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 25th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 72-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was admitted to the hospital because of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and distention. The patient had been receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for 18 months for ESRD presumed to be due to diabetic nephropathy Patients undergoing… Read More…