This transcript has been edited for clarity.
Hello. I’m Dr David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Welcome back to another GI Common Concerns.
The stethoscope is something that we almost always have in our coat pocket to use on our patients, perhaps to listen to their heart or maybe their abdomen. But what do we do with that information?
In a recently published review, Dr Larry Brandt, one of the true masters of gastroenterology and the renowned educators during my 40 years in the field, expounds on the use of a stethoscope to further aid in the diagnostic evaluation of gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic disorders.