Section 4: Gastrointestinal Disorders
A patient presenting with water diarrhea and a history of antibiotics 2 months ago should have their stool checked for:
B. Clostridium difficile toxin
D. Escherichia coli toxin
The preferred imaging method to detect an intra-abdominal malignancy is:
A. Small bowel enteroclysis
C. Plain radiography films
D. Barium swallow with radiography
In a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of acute liver failure, which of the following agents has been associated with liver damage?
Bacteria associated with infectious diarrhea include:
A. Streptococcus pyogenes
Serum sodium or potassium may indicative of which of the following GI tract disorders?
C. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Patients presenting with symptoms of upper GI symptoms need careful questioning to distinguish reflux disease from:
B. C difficile associated disease
A 55-year-old woman comes to your clinic pharmacy with complaints of dysphagia and a burning sensation in her throat. Which of the following is the correct course of action for this patient?