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AGA Institute GastroSlides Unit on Digestive Health and Disease in Women



Each section covers all or some of the following topics:

  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Issues in Pregnancy
  • Clinical presentation
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Outcome


This teaching unit represents a set of 546 images that illustrate sex-based differences, with a focus on female patients, in digestive health and disease. The slides cover pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The effects of pregnancy are reviewed and there is a separate section on the Liver and Pregnancy.

The outstanding photographs, micrographs, and illustrations explain important concepts in our understanding of sex-based differences. Images, including graphic representations of data from key studies, and radiological and motility studies are accompanied by explanatory legends that contain recent literature citations, thereby providing a unique teaching and self-educational resource. The senior author, Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, is Professor of Medical Education and Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

GastroSlides Digestive Health and Disease in Women is separated into the following sections:

I. Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Physiology (Slides 9–22)
II. GERD and Dyspepsia (Slides 23–65)
III. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Slides 66–114)
IV. Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Slides 115–163)
V. Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis (Slides 164–236)
VI. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Slides 237–262)
VII. Liver Diseases and Gallstones (Slides 263–345)
VIII. Pregnancy and Hepatobiliary Diseases (Slides 346–436)
IX. Colon Cancer Screening in Women and Abuse and Health-Related Quality of Life in Functional GI DIsorders (Slides 437–471)
X. Nutrition in Health and Disease (Slides 472–516)
XI. Cases (Slides 517–546)

About the Instructors

Senior Author:

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd
Professor of Medical Education and Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Project Director:

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Art Director:

Jerry Schoendorf, MAMS
Chapel Hill, NC


Lin Chang, MD
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer Christie, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Rosemarie Fisher, MD
Professor of Medicine
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Rebekah Gross, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Asma Khapra, MD
Fairfax, VA

Caroline Loeser, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Suwebatu T. Odunsi-Shiyanbade, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Ann Ouyang, MBBS
Professor of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, PA

S. Devi Rampertab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, PA

Robin Rutherford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Pratima Sharma, MD, MS
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor

Grace L. Su, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor

Trinh Truong, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

Jacqueline Wolf, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Rebecca Van Dyke, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

The authors wish to thank the following contributors:

  • Henry Appelman, MD
  • Adil Bharucha, MD
  • Lynda Dougherty, MD
  • Douglas Drossman, MD
  • M. Isabel Fiel, MD
  • J. Greenson, MD
  • Mark D. Hornstein, MD
  • P. Knechtges, MD
  • Michael J. Levy, MD
  • Lori N. Marks, PhD
  • Yuri A. Saito Loftus, MD
  • Meredythe A. McNally, MD
  • Claude G. Raphael, MD

Published Date and Terms of Use

The content included in this GastroSlide set, Digestive Health and Disease in Women, was published on May 21, 2009. This slide set has not been updated since the date of publication and is provided “as is.” It is the learner's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy of any information found within these educational materials.

The intent of this series is to provide individual clinicians and educators with materials to use in their educational activities, such as lecturing at continuing medical education meetings and for self-education. AGA encourages all uses of GastroSlide materials consistent with this objective.

Materials are to be displayed in the same content and form as the original with no alterations unless approved by AGA. No materials may be reproduced for any purpose without written permission of AGA. Materials may only be used for educational purposes and may not be used to promote or advertise any pharmaceutical, medical device or organization.

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