UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre (GSP) Diagnosed with Colitis!


While preparing for his comeback to the Octagon,  UFC legend Georges St-Pierre (GSP)  began having bloody diarrhea.  He continued to train despite the abdominal pain and diarrhea and submitted Michael Bisping in the third round by rear-naked choke to capture the middle weight championship belt at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden[11/4/2017].   A few weeks after the fight he had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis!!!


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The name has the answer!!!

Artwork courtesy of Dr. Leo Vasilevsky!

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Infant with history of projectile non-bilous vomiting and a palpable abdominal mass.  What are you seeing in the abdomen and what is the most likely diagnosis?

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Gastroenterology Mnemonic

Here’s a simple way to remember facts about Plummer-Vinson Syndrome:

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No, seriously, use colon. Why? Normal colonic mucosa is columnar, and when constantly irritated by food, will undergo metaplasia. And what will it then turn into? Squamous epithelium, which is exactly what we want there.


Thanks to Dr. Thomas Cacciola from his Indeterminate Causality Blog.

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Radiology Image Quiz


A 2-year-old girl develops painless rectal bleeding. Based on the Technetium-99m (99mTc) pertechnetate scan (shown above) which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A) Crohn's disease

B) Intussusception

C) Meckel's diverticulum

D) Pseudomembranous enterocolitis

E) Ulcerative colitis

F) Volvulus

G) Zenker's diverticulum


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Wilson's Disease Video

Here's a nice video covering some of the most important facts about Wilson's disease:

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Mallory Body Mnemonic

Here's a fun way to remember the key disease association for Mallory bodies using the FX adult animated comedy TV series “Archer”:

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Biliary Tract Pathology

Here’s a quick and dirty way to differentiate biliary track lesions!:

Read more: Barone Mnemonic: Biliary Pathology

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) vs. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PBC)

Here's the key important facts to help differentiate these board-tested subjects!

Read more: PBC vs PSC

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