Tag: Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease

A peptic ulcer is an erosion in the lining of the stomach or of the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine. Ulcers develop when the normal defense and repair mechanisms of the lining (mucosa) are impaired, making it susceptible to damage by stomach acid and the digestive enzyme, pepsin. The majority of peptic [...]

September 21, 2011 More
Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Chest pain is one of the cardinal manifestations of heart disease. However, chest pain can also occur due to various other disease states. It is very important for the patient and physician alike to differentiate chest pain due to cardiac causes from that due to noncardiac etiologies. CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF CARDIAC CHEST PAIN Quality Cardiac [...]

August 3, 2011 More