Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea. The causes of acute diarrhea can vary from the benign to the life-threatening. There is a similar spectrum of seriousness to the causes of chronic diarrhea. It is the primary care physician who is most often on the front line with patients who develop diarrhea and today on OSU MedNet21, we are going to help you diagnose and manage the common causes. First, to discuss acute diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Subhankar Chakraborty. And then to discuss chronic diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Madalina Butnariu.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the evaluation and management of acute diarrhea and dysentery; REVIEW epidemiologic associations of acute diarrhea; DESCRIBE causes of chronic diarrhea; and DISCUSS approach to diagnosis of patients with chronic diarrhea.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When you should send the patient to the hospital
  • Travel preparation
  • The role of diet in management of chronic diarrhea
  • Loperamide and bismuth in chronic diarrhea

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

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