Benjamin D. Gold, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

Benjamin D. Gold

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Esophagitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has esophagitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? A wide variety of symptoms and signs are associated with GERD and esophagitis in childhood (See Table I). Table I. Clinical Manifestations of GERD in Children The most common symptoms and signs of…

Achalasia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has achalasia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Achalasia is a relatively rare motor disorder of the esophagus. Achalasia occurs because of loss of inhibitory neurons of the myenteric plexus in the esophageal wall resulting in: (1) impaired lower esophageal sphincter…

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