Functional dyspepsia: Diagnosis and treatment

Topics: Neurogastroenterology & Motility
European CME Credit: 1

Authors: Lucas Wauters, Jan Tack and Tim Vanuytsel
Release date: September 2020, reviewed/updated February 2023
This course was developed by UEG and is accredited with EACCME
All related CME accreditation is freely available upon course completion 

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About this online course

Functional dyspepsia is a common and chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) defined by upper abdominal symptoms. Correct diagnosis and recognition of the existing syndromes, including postprandial distress and epigastric pain syndrome is important, as this will affect the management decisions.

All aspects of functional dyspepsia —from its definition and impact to pathophysiology and management— are covered in this online course by Lucas Wauters, Jan Tack and Tim Vanuytsel. The course includes comprehensive PPT slides and bespoke video presentations, which were filmed in Leuven in March 2020. The combined material has a total duration of approximately 40 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 60 minutes.

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of GORD
  • To know how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of no GORD
  • To understand how to deal with an inconclusive diagnosis

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, dietitians and medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology.

This course was developed by Lucas Wauters, Jan Tack and Tim Vanuytsel (department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, KU Leuven University Hospitals Leuven) in receipt of an Activity Grant from UEG.

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