Consolidating Social Media Accounts

I recently came across a terrifically intriguing TEDx talk regarding social media.  The title?  “Quit Social Media,” by a self-proclaimed “Millennial, computer scientist, book author” from Georgetown University.  A short 13-minute video with over 1.5 million views (as of May 31, 2017), with that title, instantaneously piqued my curiosity.  I watched.  He also wrote an article for the NY…

A Thoughtful Gift!

Medical residency training is an amazing opportunity, filled with a lot of stressful scenarios that test your knowledge and grit.  I have had the pleasure of working with some excellent Fellows in the various subspecialty fields, including one in particular from the Critical Care Medicine department.  Knowing that I am pursuing a Gastroenterology fellowship position, he went…

Stomach and Duodenal Disease

The stomach and duodenum comprise two well elucidated, critical organs in the digestive process.  I will review Peptic Ulcer Disease, Dyspepsia, H. pylori, gastroparesis, and other similar pathology in this post.     Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) Clinically: Typical symptoms = epigastric pain; eating may either hurt/help the pain, early satiety, nausea, bloating, nocturnal pain (suggesting duodenal…

Esophageal Metaplasia and Neoplasia

Esophageal cancer accounts for a jaw-dropping amount of cancer-related deaths, and is now classified as the 6th-highest cause of death in this group.  In this installment of the study guide series, I will discuss Barrett Esophagus (I learned this entity as Barrett Metaplasia) and esophageal cancer (neoplasia).   Barrett Metaplasia Metaplasia:  columnar epithelium replaces the physiologic squamous epithelium…