Constipation Video from Primary Children’s Hospital

This is a really good educational video (< 8min) -now on YouTube: Constipation in Children: Understanding and Treating This Common Problem (Thanks to John Pohl’s twitter feed for this resource)

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GI Educational Cartoons For Children

Diana Lerner and the Medical College of Wisconsin have developed additional GI educational videos.  Previously, they had developed cartoon videos explaining endoscopy (prev post: Terrific Educational Videos on Endoscopy).  Now there are several more.  All of these are in English and some in Spanish.

Topics include inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis, and celiac disease.

Here’s the link:  Pediatric Gastroenterology Cartoons For Kids

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What and When for ERCP with Gallstone Pancreatitis

A recent case vignette highlights several key points regarding use and timing of ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) for gallstone pancreatitis (NEJM 2014; 370: 150-7). Figure 1 provides a nice illustration of ERCP.

Indications:  Suspected bile-duct stones as the cause of pancreatitis AND one of the following:

  • cholangitis (fever, jaundice, sepsis)
  • persistent biliary obstruction (conjugated bilirubine level >5 mg/dL)
  • clinical deterioration (worsening pain, increasing white cell count, worsening vital signs)
  • stone evident in the common bile duct on imaging

AGA position paper (2007):

  • Urgent ERCP (within 24 hours of admission) was recommended in those with cholangitis
  • Early ERCP (within 72 hours of admission) was recommended if suspicion of persistent bile-duct stones remained high

Patient information/animated videos for pancreatic diseases from the National Pancreas Foundation: http://ow.ly/sF9vb 

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Understanding IBD Therapy Risks -A Good Link

This link was posted on the GI Bulletin Board.  It is a 6 minute internet video overview of the treatments for IBD -it would be a useful resource for most families:

http://www.youandibd.com/en/understanding-ibd/understanding-the-risks-and-benefits-of-ibd-therapies.html

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