Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) Infection

Watch Dr. Chey’s presentation on Helicobacter Pylori Infection during our virtual 2022 30th Anniversary NES Event What is H. pylori? Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is a spiral shaped bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach to protect itself from the harsh acid environment. It is one of the most common infections worldwide […]

Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP)

Acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) is a group of rare genetic conditions that can cause severe, sudden (acute) symptoms. These symptoms can happen in various parts of the body and often require a hospital visit. There are four types of AHP which include: acute intermittent porphyria, variegate porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, and ALAD-deficient porphyria. It is estimated […]

Volvulus

  Volvulus is a condition in which the bowel twists on itself, causing obstruction to the flow of material through the bowel. It can also lead to obstruction of the blood supply to the intestine itself, which can result in tissue death within the bowel.[1] It is most commonly due to a birth defect called […]

Globus

Globus (Latin for globe or ball) is the sensation of a lump or ball in the throat, typically felt in the throat at the level of the Adam’s apple. It is commonly experienced with an intense emotional experience such as stress. The “globus response” is a common human experience. Globus seems equally prevalent in men […]

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare digestive system disorder. The superior mesenteric artery provides blood to the small intestine, cecum, and colon. It crosses over the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. Symptoms occur when the artery obstructs the duodenum. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome may be referred to at SMA Syndrome […]

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis (GP) is a condition of slowed stomach emptying with no intestinal blockage. Healthcare providers often refer to this as delayed gastric emptying. This is considered a motility disorder where the stomach does not empty food as quickly as it should. Motility describes the movement of food and fluids through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Symptoms […]

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

What is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a disorder with repeated episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that alternate with symptom free periods. It occurs in children and adults. What are the signs and symptoms of CVS? The symptom episodes tend to follow the same pattern in each person with CVS over […]