IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME   Cláudio Wolff, MD, Gastroenterology Specialist by the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology. Fábio Segal, MD., Ph. D. in Clinical Medicine by the State University Rio Grande do Sul. Fernando Wolff, MD.   Alternative names: Spastic colon, nervous stomach, mucous colitis What is it? It’s a set of chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal manifestations… Continuar lendo IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME


LIVING DONOR LIVER TRANSPLANT Until the 1970s, there was no perspective of treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. The only treatment available were palliative measures just to mitigate the patient´s suffering until the final phase of the natural course of the disease. However, liver transplantation opened increasingly exciting perspectives, and probably represents the greatest… Continuar lendo LIVING DONOR LIVER TRANSPLANT


PANCREATITIS What is it? Pancreatitis an the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ situated in the upper part of the abdomen, roughfly behind the stomach. It is an organ with various functions, being responsible part for insuline production and part for the production of the required substances for the digestion of foods.… Continuar lendo PANCREATITIS


THE RAW FISH DISEASE diphyllobothriasis Definition Diphyllobothriasis is an infection caused by a fish parasite, also known as fish tapeworm. The infection is similar to the taenia solium and the taenia saginata, which contamination occurs through the ingestion of undercooked beef and pork. Humans are the definitive hosts, but other mammals such as dogs and… Continuar lendo THE RAW FISH DISEASE