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TitleColonic Diseases [electronic resource] / edited by Timothy R. Koch
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2003
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Descript XVIII, 556 p. 166 illus. online resource


With an aging population prone to colorectal disorders and with the quickening pace of medical discovery, there is a need for an up-to-date survey of the field. In Colonic Diseases, Timothy R. Koch, MD, has assembled a panel of innovative basic researchers, esteemed clinical investigators, and well-known clinicians to bridge the gap between basic and clinical research and the day-to-day care of patients with colonic disorders. As a foundation for better understanding, the authors review what is currently known about normal colonic physiology, explain the mechanisms of disease involved in the development of colonic disorders, and highlight important clues for potential therapies. Their review of the diagnosis and treatment of common colonic disorders covers colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, and constipation. Here the authors fully discuss potential symptoms, pathological and radiological findings, the differential diagnosis, and presently recommended modes of evaluation and therapy, including the use of probiotics. New areas of potential treatment not presently available for patients with chronic symptoms are also examined, along with the advanced treatment techniques currently in use at the Cleveland Clinic (for ulcerative colitis), The University of Chicago (for Crohn's disease), the Mayo Clinic (for irritable bowel syndrome), and the MD Anderson Cancer Center (for colorectal cancer). Timely and cutting-edge, Colonic Diseases explains the origins and treatment of common colorectal disorders, blending the molecular mechanisms of disease with new outcomes and epidemiological research to improve our present and future understanding of colonic diseases and their management


I. Colorectal Physiology -- 1 Absorptionโ{128}{148}Secretion and Epithelial Cell Function -- 2 Normal Motility and Smooth Muscle Function -- 3 Neural Regulation of Colonic Motor Function -- 4 Mucin and Goblet Cell Function -- 5 Endocrine Cells of the Colon -- 6 Micronutrients -- 7 Aging -- 8 Immunology of the Gastrointestinal Tract -- 9 Colonic Lymphatics -- 10 Probiotics and the Colon: Therapeutic and Prophylactic Uses -- 11 Physiology and Pathophysiology of Colorectal Sensory Processes -- II. Investigation of Disease Processes -- 12 Oxidative Stress -- 13 Genetic Testing for Colon Cancer -- 14 Inflammation -- 15 Epidemiologic Studies and Outcomes Research in Colonic Diseases -- 16 Colonoscopy -- 17 Interpretation of Colonic Biopsies in Patients with Diarrhea -- 18 Anorectal Manometry -- 19 Endoanal and Endorectal Ultrasound -- 20 Colonic Transit and Motility -- 21 Defecography and Related Radiologic Techniques -- 22 Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Large Bowel -- III. Colorectal Disease -- 23 Hirschsprungโ{128}{153}s Disease and Neonatal Disorders -- 24 Acute Megacolon, Acquired Megacolon, and Volvulus -- 25 Diverticular Disease -- 26 Current Understanding of Colorectal Neoplasia -- 27 Constipation -- 28 Crohnโ{128}{153}s Disease -- 29 Ulcerative Colitis -- 30 Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- 31 Ischemic Colitis -- 32 Surgical Treatments for Colonic Diseases -- 33 Anorectal Disorders

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