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UPPER+GI+stu+Fall+_11 - Diseases/Disorders of the Upper...

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Diseases/Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract 1 Developed by Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RD, LDN Updated by Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RD, LDN & Anne Mathews, PhD, RD HUN 4446 - Fall 2011 Diseases & Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Compare normal gastrointestinal (GI) structure and function to the changes that occur in diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract. Describe the etiology, symptoms, clinical findings and pathophysiology associated with diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract. Objectives Describe the diagnostic tests/procedures and intervention strategies (i.e., medical, surgical, pharmacologic, nutritional) used to treat/manage diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract. Differentiate among diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract based on risk factors, etiology, symptoms, clinical findings, laboratory data, diagnostic tests, pathophysiology and medical/surgical, pharmacological and nutritional management. 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 upper GI tract. Interpret the results of laboratory/diagnostic tests Objectives Interpret the results of laboratory/diagnostic tests. Recommend appropriate nutritional management for patients with diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract based on information presented in case studies. Select appropriate medical, pharmacologic and/or surgical interventions for patients with diseases/disorders of the upper GI tract based on information presented in case studies.
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