DDSEP 10 Chapter Descriptions
1. Esophageal Disorders
Chapter 1 – Esophageal Disorders
Authors: Benson T. Massey, MD, FACP, and Reza Shaker, MD, MACP
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review risk factors, advantages and limitations of diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses and treatment options for various esophageal disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eosinophilic esophagitis and esophageal eosinophilia.
2. Acid Diseases of the Stomach
Chapter 2 – Acid Diseases of the Stomach
Author: Steven F. Moss, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review normal physiology of acid secretion in a healthy stomach, possible complications arising from ulcer formation due to Helicobacter pylori infection or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stress-induced ulcer disease, peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and related approaches to treatment and prevention.
3. Pancreatic Physiology and Disease
Chapter 3 – Pancreatic Physiology and Disease
Author: Vivek Kaul, MD, Fred Gorelick, MD, and Anil Nagar, MD
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD, AGAF, and Allison L. Yang, MD, MPH
Learners will be able to review pancreatic physiology and updated learning on benign and neoplastic pancreatic disease, and understand evidence based, best practice recommendations for pancreatic disease management.
4. Diseases of the Biliary Tract
Chapter 4 – Diseases of the Biliary Tract
Author: Rahul P. Kuver, MD
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Lisa Gangarosa, MD, AGAF, and Andrew Y. Wang, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, potential complications and treatment of various disorders of the biliary tract.
5. Viral Hepatitis
Chapter 5 – Viral Hepatitis
Authors: Christina C. Lindenmeyer, MD, and Vinay Sundaram MD, MSc
Gastroenterologists will be fully equipped to answer testable material regarding viral hepatitis including natural history, testing, management, and treatment.
6. Metabolic, Hereditary, Inflammatory, and Vascular Diseases of the Liver
Chapter 6 – Metabolic, Hereditary, Inflammatory, and Vascular Diseases of the Liver
Author: Karin Andersson, MD
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Carl L. Berg, MD
Learners will be able to review metabolic, hereditary, inflammatory and vascular diseases that affect the liver to better understand the distinction between each type of disease, its corresponding treatment, and how it impacts liver function.
7. Cirrhosis and Liver Transplantation
Chapter 7 – Cirrhosis and Liver Transplantation
Author: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Carl L. Berg, MD
Learners will be able to review the natural history of cirrhosis in order to effectively manage both compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. The indications and contraindications for liver transplantation when identifying potential candidates are also discussed.
8. GI Diseases in Pregnancy
Chapter 8 – GI Diseases in Pregnancy
Authors: Reena Chokshi, MD, and Carla Brady, MD, MHS
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Bincy P. Abraham, MD, AGAF, and Joseph Ahn, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to discuss common gastrointestinal symptoms seen in pregnancy as well as understand the management of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders during pregnancy. The role of endoscopy in pregnancy is also discussed.
9. Diarrhea and Constipation
Chapter 9 – Diarrhea and Constipation
Author: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD
Learners will be able to review the clinical definitions of diarrhea and constipation to better understand the normal physiology of water absorption and transit in the gut and apply effective treatments for patients with these symptoms.
10. Gastrointestinal Motility
Chapter 10 – Gastrointestinal Motility
Author: Author: Richard K. Wood, Jr., MD, and Satish SC Rao, MD, PhD and AGAF
Learners will be able to review the essential anatomy, innervation and physiology that affect the neuromuscular control of gastrointestinal motility.
11. Gastrointestinal Infections of the Small Intestine and Colon
Chapter 11 – Gastrointestinal Infections of the Small Intestine and Colon
Authors: Amy Elizabeth Barto, MD, and Christina Surawicz, MD
Learners will be able to review infectious agents that cause noninvasive and invasive diarrhea. The role of diagnostic testing for acute diarrhea and the rationale for antibiotic treatment in certain cases is also discussed.
12. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chapter 12 – Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Authors: Christen Klochan Dilly, MD, AGAF, and Daniel M. Wild, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review the common causes and the roles of medical and surgical management for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Causes, current diagnosis, and treatment of severe hematochezia and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage are also discussed.
13. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 13 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Authors: Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review normal intestinal mucosal immunology and abnormalities present in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to better recognize extra-intestinal manifestations and establish a medical or surgical treatment plan for IBD.
14. Gastrointestinal Cancers
Chapter 14 – Gastrointestinal Cancers
Author: Sonia S. Kupfer, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review the risk factors, screening strategies, surveillance strategies, prevention strategies, epidemiology and clinical presentations of various gastrointestinal cancers. The features of hereditary gastrointestinal syndromes are also discussed.
15. Nutrition, Obesity and Eating Disorders
Chapter 15 – Nutrition, Obesity and Eating Disorders
Authors: Lena B. Palmer, MD, Michael Sprang, MD, Jessica Bartfield, MD
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Shelby Sullivan, MD
Learners will be able to review nutritional deficiencies and how to properly screen and treat nutritional deficiencies and understand the pathophysiology of obesity and treatment options.
16. Issues in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Chapter 16 – Issues in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Author: Rishi Gupta, MD
Learners will be able to review the clinical manifestations and therapies associated with GI patient care for children and adolescents, who are subject to unique pathophysiology and clinical problems. These clinical problems can include constipation, encopresis, chronic abdominal pain, vomiting, GERD, IBD and liver disease.
17. Small Bowel
Chapter 17 – Small Bowel Disease
Authors: Rupa Mukherjee, MD, and Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
Reviewed and updated for DDSEP 10: Daniel M. Wild, MD, AGAF
Learners will be able to review the typical and atypical presentations of small intestinal diseases and the methods used for diagnosis and treatment.