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Ward Skills in Gastroenterology

Joanna Odenthal
  1. Know the parts of a comprehensive abdominal physical examination and be able to identify findings that may indicate certain diseases over others.
  2. Explain the indications for a paracentesis. Define Light’s criteria and the classification of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. 
  3. Identify tests of liver function vs. liver injury.  Recognize common patterns of transaminase elevations such as in alcoholic, viral or drug induced hepatitis.
AccessMedicine > Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine > CIRRHOSIS AND ITS COMPLICATIONS > Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
AccessMedicine > DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination, 11e > The Abdomen, Perineum, Anus, and Rectosigmoid > PHYSICAL EXAM OF THE ABDOMEN
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 21e > Evaluation of Liver Function
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AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 36 > Abnormal Liver Tests


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