August 2003 Vol Issue

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A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Diagnosis and Contemporary Management of Hemorrhoids

Emily L. Chan, Michael H. McCafferty and Susan Galandiuk

The authors write that hemorrhoidal disease can be distinguished from other anorectal problems by obtaining a careful history and a physical examination. They give the anatomy and pathophysiology, history and treatment-both medical and surgical.



NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #8

Nutritional Assessment: Current Concepts and Guidelines for the Busy Physician

David S. Seres

"Nutritional screening and assessment are best performed by a mutlidisciplenary team," writes Dr. Seres. The basics of nutrition assessment for the practicing physician and the pathophysiology of the different states of malnutrition are reviewed.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Retractile Mesenteritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sreekala P. Satheesh, Sammy Ho and James H. Grendell

Retractile mesenteritis is a rare idiopathic disorder of the mesentery and involves the intestine secondarily. The authors present a case of a 48-year-old patient with retractile mesenteritis successfully treated by surgery.



FELLOWS' CORNER

Recurrent Candida Esophagitis in an Immunocompetent 32-year-old Male

Manoj A. Shirodkar and Nadeem Baig

Doctors Shirodkar and Baig present a case of a patient presenting with chest pain that radiated to the neck and left upper extremity. They give the tests performed and ask for your diagnosis.



Medical Bulletin Board

News items of interest to the nation's gastroenterologists.