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lower gi tract - Diseases/Disorders of the Intestinal Tract...

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1 Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RD, LDN HUN 4446 - Spring 2009 Diseases/Disorders of the Intestinal Tract Diseases of the Intestinal Tract Compare normal gastrointestinal (GI) structure and function to the changes that occur in diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract. Describe the etiology, symptoms, clinical findings and pathophysiology associated with diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract. Describe the diagnostic tests/procedures and intervention strategies (i.e., medical, surgical, pharmacologic, nutritional) used to treat/manage diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract. Differentiate among diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract based on risk factors, etiology, symptoms, clinical findings, laboratory data, diagnostic tests, pathophysiology and medical/surgical, pharmacological and nutritional management. Objectives Relate the signs, symptoms, clinical findings, laboratory data, diagnostic tests, and medical, surgical, pharmacologic and nutritional interventions to the underlying pathophysiology of diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract. Interpret the results of laboratory/diagnostic tests. Recommend appropriate nutritional management for patients with diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract based on information presented in case studies. Select appropriate medical, pharmacologic and/or surgical interventions for patients with diseases/disorders of the lower GI tract based on information presented in case studies. Objectives
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