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TitleModern Concepts in Gastroenterology [electronic resource] / edited by Alan B. R. Thomson, L. R. DaCosta, William C. Watson
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
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Descript 392 p. online resource


A fine team of state-of-the-art researcher/clinicians who know their fields, have contributed to the advancement of knowledge, and are in a position to judge what is truly important have here pooled their thoughts in a series of chapters on the cutting edges of gastroenterology. Four attributes render this volume superior to other update-oriented publications. The first striking feature, which is immediately evident upon scanning the table of contents, is the imaginative choice of subjects, ranging from travยญ eler's diarrhea and sexually transmitted GI infections through TPN and interventional endoscopy to geriatrics and iatrogenic disease. A second outstanding feature of this volume is its success in balancยญ ing basic pathophysiology with practical considerations of clinical manยญ agement. This is achieved in the discussions of such diverse topics as acid-peptic diseases, infectious and other diarrheal syndromes, and hepยญ atitis immunization. Throughout the book we are led smoothly from basic science principles to specific recommendations for diagnosis and therapy. This practical emphasis appears repeatedly and sometimes proยญ duces a delightful surprise, such as a chapter on radiology that is not techยญ nology-based but instead problem-oriented


1. A Physiological Basis for the Rational Therapy of Peptic Ulcer -- 2. Peptic Ulcer Disease: Is There a Need to Be Selective or Superselective? -- 3. Disordered Gastrointestinal Motility Syndromes: Is the Gastrointestinal Tract Inflamed or Irritable? -- 4. Medical Dissolution of Gallstones: When Is Cholecystectomy Indicated? -- 5. Interventional Endoscopy: Sclerotherapy, Sphincterotomy, and Laser Coagulation -- 6. Diarrhea and Malabsorption Syndromes -- 7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Distinction between Crohnโ{128}{153}s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis -- 8. Nutritional Support for the Gastroenterology Patient: Total Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Feeding, or โ{128}{156}Home Cookingโ{128}{157}? -- 9. Travelerโ{128}{153}s Diarrhea: โ{128}{156}Doctor, What Should I Take before I Leave Home?โ{128}{157} -- 10. Sexually Transmitted Gastrointestinal Infections: An Update -- 11. Medical Treatment of Variceal Bleeding -- 12. Premalignancy of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Strategies for the Early Detection of Gastrointestinal Malignancy -- 13. Recent Advances in Gastrointestinal Radiology -- 14. Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Elderly: A General Approach, Examples, and Caveats -- 15. Hepatitis and Immunization -- 16. Iatrogenic Aspects of Gastroenterological Practice -- 17. The Development of Current Surgical Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 18. Food Allergy and Adverse Reactions -- 19. The Pathogenesis of Infectious Diarrhea -- 20. Dilemmas and Decisions in Digestive Disease

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