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Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants - Tutorial The Children's Medical Center of the University of Virginia sponsors this multimedia site to help parents develop an understanding of gastroesophageal reflux in infants. Included are animated diagrams showing the normal passage of food through the digestive tract and the mechanism of reflux. Additional sections discuss diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches.

Chronic Constipation and Encopresis in Children The Children's Medical Center of the University of Virginia provides another multimedia site to help parents learn more about the digestive tract. This section covers bowel movements in children and problems with constipation and bowel incontinence. Sections on management provide an excellent overview of treatment strategies.

Prokinetic Medications: Here's a clear discussion, of four types of commonly prescribed medications used to increase the movement of food through the digestive tract. The mode of action is provided for dopamine antagonists, motilin antagonists, 5hydroxytryptamine antagonists, and somatostatin.

Atlas of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy This is an extensive atlas of photographs of the gastrointestinal system taken during an endoscopic examination. The pictures of the esophagus are particularly interesting. These include images of the normal esophagus, an esophageal fistula, and various types of esophagitis.

 

 

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