Peptic Ulcer Disease: Causes and Treatment A Diagnosis Flowsheet

  • Kashif Piracha

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This video breaks the process of a complex peptic ulcer disease diagnosis down into an easy to understand flowsheet for practicing gastroenterologists and medical students. The flowsheet provides a visual representation of the step-by-step decision-making involved in assessing and diagnosing a patient with damage to their gastrointestinal lining. Dr. Piracha discusses the causes, associated diagnoses, and treatment options for the condition. This concise diagnostic video tool helps clinicians make better decisions while taking care of their patients or quickly update their knowledge while preparing for an exam.


This video breaks the process of a complex peptic ulcer disease diagnosis down into an easy to understand visual representation.

About The Author

Kashif Piracha

Kashif J. Piracha , MD FACP FASN FNKF is a dual board-certified physician currently in active clinical practice at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Piracha is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been a practicing physician for the last 15 years and has a broad range of experience treating patients in both short- and long-term acute care hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is also the Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine for the Texas A&M College of Medicine at Methodist Willowbrook site. In this role, he is actively involved in mentoring, educating, and training the medical students who will be the torchbearers and leaders of tomorrow.

In appreciation of his contributions, Dr. Piracha was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 2012, a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF) in 2013, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) in 2015.

Dr. Piracha is also an active speaker on healthcare related topics and is passionate about disease prevention, healthy nutrition and risk factor modification.


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Kashif Piracha
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Springer, Cham
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Video Transcript

Hello and welcome. Thank you so much for joining me for this video. I’m really happy you’ve taken some time to watch this with me. And in this video, we’re going to be tackling the topic of Peptic Ulcer Disease– An Algorithmic Approach. I’m going to be your host, Dr. Kashif Piracha. I’m board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. I’m also a hypertension specialist, and I have 16 years of clinical experience taking care of patients in active clinical settings.

And the reason I’m creating this video is because I want to share with you an approach that I’m going to take, and I have taken in the past, whenever I suspect that a patient has peptic ulcer disease. And this approach has really helped me a lot. And also, this is the same approach that I’m going to take if I’m faced with a question on the test– whether it’s a certification, re-certification exam, or any other kind of test that I’m taking. If I’m faced with a question that I suspect the patient has peptic ulcer disease in the clinical scenario given, then I’m going to approach the question with this particular algorithm in mind so I can get to the correct answer. So let’s go ahead and get started.