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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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- Spring '09