Oct 012013
 

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States


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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease provides valuable insights for those seeking nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver and/or related gastrointestinal disease including Crohn’s, allergies, and colitis among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers in nutrition, nephrology, and gastroenterology.

  • Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, including reduction of inflammation, improved function, and nutritional efficiency
  • Presents a wide range of liver and gastrointestinal diseases and provides important information for additional research
  • Associated information can be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways
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Oct 012013
 

Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Neonatology Questions and Controversies: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2e (Neonatology: Questions & Controversies)


By (author): Josef Neu MD

Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a volume in Dr. Polin’s Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest neonatal gastroenterologic and nutritional challenges you face in your practice. This medical reference book will help you provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances.

  • Reconsider how you handle difficult practice issues with coverage that addresses these topics head on and offers opinions from the leading experts in the field, supported by evidence whenever possible.
  • Find information quickly and easily with a consistent chapter organization.
  • Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 6-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles!
  • Stay current in practice with coverage on what the controversies are and where the field is moving in terms of basic intestinal development and nutritional requirements for the neonate.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com.
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Sep 052013
 

GI/Liver Secrets Plus, 4e


By (author): Peter R McNally DO MSRF FACG

GI/Liver Secrets Plus, 4th Edition, by Peter R. McNally, DO, FACP, FACG – a volume in the popular Secrets Series® – uses a convenient Q&A approach to provide rapid reference and review of today’s most common GI and liver disorders and their management. An expanded size and layout, user-friendly two-color page layout, question-and-answer approach, and list of the “Top 100 GI/Liver Secrets” make it a perfect concise board review tool and a handy clinical reference. Updated coverage throughout equips you with all of the most current and essential knowledge in the field.

    • Uses bulleted lists, tables, boxes, short answers, and a highly detailed index to expedite reference.
    • Includes Key Points and memory aids in each chapter that make it perfect for board review or clinical reference.
    • Covers all of today’s most common GI and liver disorders and their management.
    • Features the new “Secrets PLUS” format – with an expanded size and layout, more information, and more visual elements – for easier review and an overall enhanced reference experience.
    • Contains new images and illustrations to provide more detail and offer a clearer picture of what is seen in practice.
    • Incorporates revisions throughout to provide you with an up-to-date overview of gastroenterology and hepatology, including new chapters on Esophageal and Stomach Pathology, Pathology of the Lower GI Tract, Gastroesophageal Reflux and Esophageal Hernias, and Surgery of Achalasia and Esophageal Cancer.
    • Offers reorganized and expanded sections covering the bowels and colon for more specific and easier reference: Small and Large Bowel Disorders; Colon Disorders; and General Symptoms and Conditions.
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Aug 302013
 

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Practice: Expert Consult: Online and Print, 1e


By (author): Jean Marc Canard MD, Jean-Christophe Letard MD, Laurent Palazzo MD, Ian Penman BSc MD FRCPE, Anne Marie Lennon MD MRCPI PhD

Practical GI Endoscopy provides an illustrated concise guide to the use of endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of disorders in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. There is a clinical “hands on? emphasis throughout with expert advice on the practical aspects of performing endoscopic techniques in both diagnosis and therapy, tips for avoiding complications and how best to deal with them if and when encountered. Written by the leading international names in gastrointestinal endoscopy, the text has been expertly edited into a succinct, instructive format. Presented in short paragraphs structured with headings, subheadings and bullet points and richly illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and line drawings the book will be an invaluable companion to the busy practicing gastroenterologist.

Practical approach taken throughout, with step by step guides to performing procedures

Clear algorithms included throughout to summarize the clinical decision making process.

Detailed coverage of two specific procedures: endosonography and ERCP that provides an ideal resource for trainee and established endoscopists.

Outstanding full color illustrations incorporated throughout. Provides an accurate visual guide to the endoscopic approaches and techniques under discussion

World class team of international expert contributing authors from Europe and North America. Therapeutic options and preferred methods of treatment are drawn from all over the world and not just the US.

Endosonography and ERCP

Radiofrequency Ablation for early Barrett’s neoplasia

Advanced imaging techniques: confocal endomicroscopy, autofluorescence, narrow band imaging, magnification endoscopy.

Endoscopic mucosal resection techniques

Small bowel endoscopy – capsule and enteroscopy

Endoscopy and obesity

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Aug 242013
 

Diagnostic Atlas of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A New Histology-based Method


By (author): Parakrama T. Chandrasoma MD

Gastroesophageal reflux is one of the most common maladies of mankind. Approximately 40% of the adult population of the USA suffers from significant heartburn and the numerous antacids advertised incessantly on national television represents a $8 billion per year drug market. The ability to control acid secretion with the increasingly effective acid-suppressive agents such as the H2 blockers (pepcid, zantac) and proton pump inhibitors (nexium, prevacid) has given physicians an excellent method of treating the symptoms of acid reflux.

Unfortunately, this has not eradicated reflux disease. It has just changed its nature. While heartburn, ulceration and strictures have become rare, reflux-induced adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is becoming increasingly common. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastric cardia is now the most rapidly increasing cancer type in the Western world.

At present, there is no histologic test that has any practical value in the diagnosis of reflux disease. The only histologic diagnostic criteria are related to changes in the squamous epithelium which are too insensitive and nonspecific for effective patient management. It is widely recognized that columnar metaplasia of the esophagus (manifest histologically as cardiac, oxyntocardiac and intestinal epithelia) is caused by reflux. However, except for intestinal metaplasia, which is diagnostic for Barrett esophagus, these columnar epithelia are not used to diagnose reflux disease in biopsies. The reason for this is that these epithelial types are indistinguishable from “normal” “gastric” cardiac mucosa. In standard histology texts, this “normal gastric cardia” is 2-3 cm long.

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Chandrasoma and his team at USC produced autopsy data suggesting that cardiac and oxyntocardiac mucosa is normally absent from this region and that their presence in biopsies was histologic evidence of reflux disease. From this data, they determined that the presence of cardiac mucosa was a pathologic entity caused by reflux and could therefore be used as a highly specific and sensitive diagnostic criterion for the histologic diagnosis of reflux disease. They call this entity “reflux carditis”. In addition, the length of these metaplastic columnar epithelia in the esophagus was an accurate measure of the severity of reflux disease in a given patient.

At present, there is some controversy over whether cardiac mucosa is totally absent or present normally to the extent of 0-4 mm. While this should not be a deterrent to changing criteria which are dependent on there normally being 20-30 cm of cardiac mucosa, there has been little mainstream attempt to change existing endoscopic and pathologic diagnostic criteria in the mainstream of either gastroenterology or pathology.

The ATLAS will be the source of easily digestible practical information for pathologists faced with biopsies from this region. It will also guide gastroenterologists as they biopsy these patients.

  • The American Gastroenterological Association claims there are 14,500 members worldwide who are practicing physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver
  • According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, there are 12,000 board certified pathologists in the U.S.
  • Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastric cardia is now the most rapidly increasing cancer type in the Western world
  • Approximately 40% of the adult population of the U.S. suffers from significant heartburn and the numerous antacids advertised on national television represents an $8 billion per year drug market
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Jul 232013
 

Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract: A Training Manual


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By (author): Berthold Block

While technological advances have made endoscopy one of the most common procedures for examining the upper GI tract, learning how to maneuver the instruments and interpret the images can be frustrating for those without experience. Designed specifically for those in training, Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract — with over 770 illustrations and a user-friendly format — is the most comprehensive, instructional guide available.

Beginning with a detailed introduction to all aspects of the endoscopic examination, this lavishly illustrated guide features:

-Clear descriptions and images of all of the instruments, including how and when to use them

-Artfully combined photographs and 3D illustrations showing the exact location of the endoscope in relation to the anatomy of the immediate region

-Step-by-step instructions for handling the endoscope, such as insertion, air insufflation, and irrigation

-Useful checklists and tables that lay out the procedures from beginning to end, including preparations, necessary medication and anesthesia, required staff and supplemental equipment, and potential risks and complications

The book also encompasses a complete full-color atlas that illustrates the entire spectrum of both normal and pathological findings. In addition to detailed explanations of each finding, the authors provide

-The endoscopic criteria and the most important differential diagnoses for each disorder

-Series of images showing common variants, as well as comparison photographs of differential diagnoses

-Useful guidelines for proper documentation

This guide is essential for anyone wishing to master the subtleties of this most rewarding technique.

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