I’m so excited to announce that my case report “Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria” has been published! I am very grateful to my doctoral classmate, an amazingly smart young woman Tina Krupczak, for agreeing to be my co-author, and to our teacher Dr David Riley, MD who made it all possible – I am a clinician at heart and very busy as such and I would probably never get to it and publish anything had he not been there gently nudging us along the way. I am also grateful to Dr Gerard Mullin, MD, for being the reason way back when why I fell in love with gastroenterology and the gut!
First, what is a case report?
Case reports are a very valuable model of medical publications. A case report just tells a story of a particular patient and a particular treatment. It does not prove or disprove anything really since it is not a double-bland placebo controlled model. It presents a story. It can carve a way for a new understanding of a particular medical challenge. It presents what happened to an individual. You probably know that you can have 3 people with the same diagnosis, and each may respond to a different treatment. That is so true about our bio-individuality. Case reports give this concept a voice. Some case reports have even changed the course of medicine!
This is a story of one of my patients who had struggled with the issues mentioned in the title above (and more) and it is a good representation of the type of work we do in the field of functional clinical nutrition. She sought me out because she had not gotten better despite many medical interventions. It is a bit of a mystery what really did the trick, and that is not unusual in my line of work as things may work with synergy.
Case Report by Kasia Kines on Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria
The link to the publication is below – I am not sure why there is a price tag to read the entire case report. I hope to get access to it free and post the entire case report here for everyone. The Journal is called IMCJ: Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, their website is www.imjournal.com and the case report was published in their Aug/Sept 2016 issue.
To read the full report click here.
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