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Handbook of gastroenterology and liver diseases

First edition (2016)
A volume of 576 pages with 305 b/w and colour figures and 137 tables
Cover: paperback
ISBN-13 978-88-7711-851-6
Language: English

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Today gastroenterology and hepatology have reached unprecedented clinical relevance and clinicians must think in ways never imagined in the past. At the same time, in the academic context both medical students and teaching staff have experienced a significant increase in the amount of notions to learn and to teach over the years.
The need to have a student-friendly dedicated textbook and a valuable resource for academic staff has prompted important contributions by a number of European gastroenterologists and hepatologists. They have been gathered into this handbook, which focuses on what students need to know today regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver diseases.
This handbook is comprised of 60 chapters subdivided into six sections. Section 1 mainly focuses on evidence-based patient management. Sections 2 and 3 cover upper and lower gastrointestinal tract diseases. Section 4 discusses pancreas diseases, while sections 5 and 6 deal with the biliary system and the liver. An additional seventh section contains an image gallery with pictures of gastrointestinal, endoscopy, pancreatico-biliary endoscopy (ERCP), and radiology (including CT scan and MRI) provided to facilitate the reader’s understanding of the diseases. Finally, a self-assessment section with multiple-choice questions is included at the end of each chapter, so that students may test their own knowledge on the topic.

Approach to the gastroenterological patient
Abdominal pain
The intestinal microbiota
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Acute abdomen
Esophageal physiology
Esophageal functional testing
Primary esophageal motor disorders
Gastroesophageal reflux disease and complications
Barrett’s epithelium and tumors of the esophagus
Esophageal pathology
Gastric physiology
Helicobacter pylori infection
Dyspepsia and gastric motility
Gastritis and gastritis-associated neoplastic lesions
Peptic ulcer disease and complications
Tumors of the stomach and small bowel
Small bowel physiology: absorption and motility
Celiac disease and sensitive enteropathies
Gastrointestinal infection and parasites
Irritable bowel syndrome
Paralytic ileus and mechanical obstruction
Small bowel pathology
Colonic physiology
Diverticulosis and its complications
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Tumors of the colon and rectum
The adenoma-Carcinoma sequence
Functional anorectal disorders
Pancreas physiology
Pancreatic laboratory tests
Acute pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis and complications
Tumors and cystic lesions of the pancreas
Digestive neuroendocrine neoplasms
Pancreatic pathology
Physiology of bile secretion
Jaundice and cholestasis
Bile duct stone disease and complications
Tumors of the biliary ductal system
The papilla of Vater
Physiology of the liver
The laboratory in the liver
Hepatopathology from A-Z
Viral hepatitis A and E
Hepatitis B and D
Hepatitis C
Acute liver failure
Alcoholic hepatitis and drug-induced liver diseases
Autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis
Liver cirrhosis
Hereditary hemochromatosis
Complications of cirrhosis
HCC and other tumors of the liver
Liver transplantation
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the pancreatico-biliary ductal system (ERCP)
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal tract

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