Posts Tagged ‘gluten’

Against the Grain

Posted by • October 3rd, 2014

In the latest Clinical Problem-Solving article, a 42-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department with left-upper-quadrant abdominal pain that radiated to his back and along the subcostal margin. He also reported substernal chest pressure similar to his usual angina. Elevated lipase and amylase levels can be indicative of pancreatic… Read More…

Celiac Disease

Posted by • December 21st, 2012

The diagnosis of celiac disease involves serologic testing (generally for IgA anti–tissue transglutaminase antibodies first) followed by upper endoscopy with biopsy for confirmation in most patients. Patients with celiac disease should follow a lifelong, strict gluten-free diet.  The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, Celiac Disease, comes from Drs. Alessio Fasano and Carlo Catassi… Read More…