Diarrhea A Diagnosis Flowsheet

  • Kashif Piracha

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This video breaks the process of a complex diarrhea 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 experiencing loose stools. Dr. Piracha discusses the definition, types, and causes of diarrhea, as well as infective organisms and underlying conditions associated with this disorder. 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 diarrhea 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 thank you for joining me for this video. I’m really happy you’ve taken some time out of your busy schedule to watch this video. And in this video, we will be talking about diarrhea, an algorithmic approach. And so basically– my name is Dr. Kashif Piracha. I’m going to be your host for this video.

I am a double board certified physician and also a hypertension specialist. I have 16 years of clinical experience. I’ve treated tens of thousands of patients. And the reason I am creating this video is to share with you an approach that I’m going to take if I’m encountering a patient with diarrhea.

There’s a very particular, specific approach that has to be taken to make sure the diagnosis can be established and the proper treatment can be rendered. I’m also sharing this video because if I’m ever going to be taking a test and have questions about diarrhea on the test, then I’m going to use the same algorithmic approach to try to get to the right answer. So let’s go ahead and jump right in.