Written by Khaled Al Taweel, '19
This week I have rotated to work in the Gastrointestinal Department at Kazan Republic Hospital where I have seen many interesting GI cases, as this hospital serves all villages within a one-hundred kilometers of Kazan. The most common condition I have seen is hepatitis. Conditions range from Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, Alcoholic hepatitis, PBS, to viral induced hepatitis. I have learned quite a good amount already. Dr. Diana hands us one article to read each day about a different disease. I was assigned to research how the West manages Helicobacter pylori and Clostridium difficile infections. I compared how the West prefers a triple therapy before initiating a Bismuth regiment, and treats H. Pylori based on case-to-case bases.