Dyspepsia

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Dyspepsia is one of the most frequent symptoms presenting to both primary care and gastroenterology clinics, and presents a significant economic burden.

This UEG online learning course on dyspepsia brings together a multi-disciplinary team of international experts to deliver a course set over 4 modules. It is envisaged that both learners new to gastroenterology and experienced clinicians will benefit from a state-of-the-art update in this important topic. The learner will be able to observe experts undertaking patient interviews, and then undertake a series of topics on all aspects of dyspepsia from diagnosis through to management.

This course was developed by: UEG.

This course is suitable for all gastroenterologists dealing with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, as well as dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists, speech pathologists and any other healthcare professionals involved in a feeding team.

    Module 1

  1. Be able to take a detailed history from a patient presenting with dyspepsia
  2. Define dyspepsia in terms of organic and functional dyspepsia
  3. Understand the epidemiology and diversity of dyspeptic symptoms
  4. Discuss the heterogeneous pathophysiology underlying functional dyspepsia
  5. Understand the role of psychosocial factors in the pathogenesis of dyspeptic symptoms
  6. Understand the factors associated with health-care seeking/consultation for dyspepsia and the role of patients’ health beliefs
  7. Understand that symptoms of dyspepsia frequently overlap with other (upper) gastrointestinal conditions, making accurate symptomatic diagnosis challenging

    Module 2

  1. Be able to distinguish typical dyspeptic symptoms from GERD and IBS symptoms
  2. Explain the difficulties in timing diagnostic investigations relative to empirical therapy for dyspepsia
  3. Recall the empiric treatment approaches to uninvestigated dyspepsia

    Module 3

  1. Define the role of H. pylori in dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease, including diagnosis and eradication
  2. Define the role of NSAIDs in dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease
  3. List other rarer organic causes of dyspepsia

    Module 4

  1. Define functional dyspepsia in terms of postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) and epigastric pain syndrome (EPS)
  2. Know the treatment options for PDS and EPS, taking into account co-morbidities
  3. Define the role of motility-focused investigations in severe functional dyspepsia
  4. Outline the role of psychological factors (stress, depression, anxiety) in functional dyspepsia
  5. Be aware of the indications, success rates, and complications of surgical approaches to dyspeptic symptoms

Editor

Jan Tack, Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, and Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium

Leading authors

Gavin Johnson, Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital, London, and a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at UCL, London

Roger Jones, Wolfson Professor of General Practice at The Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College, London

Peter Malfertheiner, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hospital for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infection, Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany

Vincenzo Stanghellini, Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Digestive Diseases, Chair of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Laboratory of the University Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy

Giovanni Zaninotto, Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy

Co-authors

Lukas Van Oudenhove, Assistant Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium

Peter Bytzer, Køge University Hospital, Denmark

 

  • This course is suitable for all gastroenterologists dealing with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, as well as dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists, speech pathologists and any other healthcare professionals involved in a feeding team.
  • The course is designed to last approximately four hours in total.
  • This course has been tested on a variety of computers and tablets. If you encounter any problems please contact us
  • All simulated patient encounters in the course are played by professional actors
  • All authors have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was recieved
  • The material used in this course was prepared between 2012 and 2014
  • The course is designed to last approximately four hours in total.
  • This course has been tested on a variety of computers and tablets. If you encounter any problems please contact us
  • All simulated patient encounters in the course are played by professional actors
  • All authors have declared that they have no conflicts of interest in relation to the material in this course
  • The production of this course was funded entirely by UEG. No external sponsorship was recieved
  • The material used in this course was prepared between 2012 and 2014.