GI physiology in the real world

GI physiology in the real world - Peptic ulcers are...

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GI physiology in the real world 1 of 6 major illnesses in the US involves the GI system Approximately 60-70 million people are affected by a digestive disease in the US GI disease is the leading cause of absentee-ism in the US At least 13% of all hospitalizations in US are related to digestive disorders 1/10 of money spent on health care is devoted to GI disease Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in US (55,000 per year, 2005) Over 400,000 new cases of peptic ulcer disease are diagnosed each year in the US
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Unformatted text preview: Peptic ulcers are responsible for 40,000 surgeries each year in the US 6000 people die annually of peptic ulcer-related complications. Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory agents such as Advil and Motrin are commonly used by college age women to control menstrual cramps. As a result of improper use and failure to control discomfort with lifestyle modification measures, gastroenterology consults are rising to epidemic proportions in this population Irritable bowel syndrome affects 10 to 20 % of adults in the US...
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