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Modern Concepts in Gastroenterology

ISBN/ASIN: 9781461290025,9781461317890 | 1987 | English | pdf | 392/375 pages | 7.58 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: C. J. de Gara, D. B. Jones, R. H. Hunt (auth.), Alan B. R. Thomson M.D., L. R. DaCosta M.D., William C. Watson M.D. (eds.) | Edition: 1

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 trav­ 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 balanc­ ing basic pathophysiology with practical considerations of clinical man­ agement. This is achieved in the discussions of such diverse topics as acid-peptic diseases, infectious and other diarrheal syndromes, and hep­ 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 pro­ duces a delightful surprise, such as a chapter on radiology that is not tech­ nology-based but instead problem-oriented.

Modern Concepts in Gastroenterology

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