Approach to Vomiting
Y. K. Amdekar
To Understand: The difference between vomiting and regurgitation. Besides GI disorders, vomiting may be caused by brain diseases. Salient features of different diseases resulting in vomiting. Clinical approach to define most probable cause. Relevant investigations and management.
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About Approach to Vomiting

This video presents clinical approach to find out most probable cause of vomiting. Besides raised intracranial pressure, irritation of central trigger zone by accumulation of abnormal metabolites is an important cause that explains how hepatic or renal disorders result in vomiting. Stimulation of autonomic nervous system also leads to vomiting and so also severe cough. Role of clinical analysis and management helps to make correct bed-side diagnosis.


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    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9

About Y. K. Amdekar

Dr Yeshwant Amdekar is one of the senior most practicing pediatricians in India having been in paediatric practice for last 47 years. He served as a teacher at Grant Medical College for 30 years and retired as a professor of Pediatrics in the year 2000. He has taught an entire generation of paediatricians and continues to do so even today.

He is presently Medical Director of the B.J.Wadia Hospital for children which is Mumbai's only dedicated and largest children's hospital. He was President of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics in the year 1995 and has served the academy in various positions. He has also authored four books and has contributed articles in indexed journals and chapters in textbooks. He has been a recipient of many prestigious orations.

Dr Amdekar has been a great source of encouragement to young paediatricians as well as development of paediatric sub-specialities including paediatric hepatology.


Approach to Vomiting
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