Pancreatic Cancer

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Apr 042020

Worldwide, there are an estimated 232, 000 new cases of pancreatic cancer annually. In the United States, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, and approximately 30,000 people die of pancreatic cancer each year. The disease is difficult to diagnose in its early stages, and most patients have incurable disease by the time they present with symptoms. The overall 5-year survival rate for this disease is less than 5%.
In organizing this handbook, Dr. Neoptolemos and his co-editors will produce a distinguished Major Reference Work devoted to pancreatic cancer. This handbook will have widespread appeal among clinicians, pathologists and basic scientists who are now struggling to understand this complex and rapidly expanding field.

Because of the recent and vast growth in both the clinical and scientific research being done in pancreatic cancer (there is currently an unprecedented investment by academia and industry in this field), each researcher’s knowledge of other specialty areas outside his or her own is now often quite limited. The aim of this book is to place these the tangible advances—those that are indispensable to all working on pancreatic cancer—readily at hand. The book will focus on advances that will not become dated, and the editors will choose authors who are the very best in each area.



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Liver Disease: A Clinical Casebook (2019 Release)

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Mar 062020
This clinical casebook provides a concise yet comprehensive state-of-the-art review of liver disease. Presented in a case-based format, each case features a scenario centered on a different variant of liver disease, with sections on case history, diagnosis/assessment, treatment, outcomes, alternative approaches, and clinical pearls. Diseases covered include drug-induced liver injury, acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, NAFLD, and cholangitis. Scenarios such as liver disease in pregnancy, elevated liver function tests, and liver transplants are also presented in the casebook.
Written by experts in the field, Liver Disease: A Clinical Casebook is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who treat patients with liver disease.
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Diagnosis of Liver Disease – 2nd Edition

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Mar 042020

This book guides practitioners in the assessment of patients with a liver problem. The emphasis is on the role of macro- and microscopic pathology in elucidating pathogenesis as well as identifying confounding features of image findings that may lead to a more elaborate differential diagnosis. If appropriate, the role of light and electron microscopic examination, along with the role of specific stains and molecular techniques, is illustrated. In addition, the concept of each liver disease is summarized briefly and its up-to-data is provided, and unresolved problems in diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis are clearly described.
The approach in this book is a practical one with a focus on the evaluation of illustrative cases, simultaneously demonstrating cross-sectional images (ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography), pathological findings, and peritoneoscopic images. The diagnosis and therapy are summed up in helpful tables, and association of clinical manifestations with image analysis and pathological findings is shown to be important in differential diagnosis and treatment. With the authors comprising internationally renowned experts, this book will serve as a useful source of information for medical students, physicians, internists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists worldwide.



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Autoimmune Liver Disease: Management and Clinical Practice

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Feb 292020

A practical guide to autoimmune liver diseases through pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management
In Autoimmune Liver Disease Management and Clinical Practice, practitioners will learn about the current state of autoimmune liver disease and how to focus on their diagnosis and treatment. The four-part book begins with a thorough investigation of current immunological thinking as it relates to the autoimmunity of the liver. It also covers the four major hepatic autoimmune liver diseases in both adults and children, their management and the role of liver transplantation, and learned approaches to patient management and empowerment.
Expert authors in the field have come together to provide a thorough examination of autoimmune liver disease to help support clinicians assisting patients. The text provides an in-depth look at topics including:
● The four major hepatic autoimmune liver diseases, their diagnosis, and potential disease management
● The use (and misuse) of autoantibodies in diagnosis and treatment
● The role and timing of liver transplantation and the impact of recurrent autoimmune liver disease as well as de novo autoimmune hepatitis
● Optimal approaches to managing patients and keeping care personalised
With breadth, depth and current-day relevance, Autoimmune Liver Disease sheds light on recent developments in management of liver disease for practitioners, nurses, and health care professionals.



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Proteases in Gastrointestinal Tissues

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Feb 192020

This book is unique for its comprehensive presentation of protease function in the stomach, colon, pancreas and liver under both physiological conditions and major diseases manifesting in these four organs. The individual chapters have been written by leaders in the field who outline in great detail the role of proteases in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Animal models and experimental data are discussed in the context of patient-derived data.
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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition

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Feb 052020

An intense, streamlined review for the gastroenterology board exam
Gatroenterology and Hepatology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 3e is a unique question and single-answer review for gastroenterology in-service and board exams. The book features about 3,500 questions with only the correct answer provided, reinforcing the answer students need to remember on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success.
– NEW chapter organization by anatomy to help poinpoint areas of weakness
– FULL COLOR image gallery
– NEW chapters on Radiography and Endoscopy



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Gastrointestinal System (One Stop Doc)

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Feb 022020

A revision book in the One Stop Doc revision series which covers the key facts for the gut and renal physiology module in the form of Short Answer Questions, (clinical cases) Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions. Illustrated with simple, easily reproduced line diagrams, this book will provide all the necessary information for exam success.
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Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases

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Jan 232020

Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases integrates the traditional knowledge of physiological and pathological processes in the liver with a balanced emphasis on fundamental concepts; timely advances in cellular and molecular mechanisms; and applied pathology. The textbook is organized into several sections, each of which includes an array of chapters that progressively and cohesively elaborate on pertinent liver biology and pathology. The first three sections discuss the cellular composition of the liver along with their specialized functions, and further dissect the molecular basis of the cellular processes that are so unique to the liver. The next section examines the mechanisms that are commonly implicated in the cellular and molecular basis of several hepatic pathologies, followed eventually by a section each on a multitude of non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases of the liver. Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases is a comprehensive reference on liver pathobiology for basic, translational and clinical researchers and physicians The format of the volume will serve as a ready reference to relevant topics in the liver, thus providing a practical disease-based integrative resource on the molecular pathology of liver disease. Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, MD is Director: Division of Experimental Pathology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Advanced ERCP for Complicated and Refractory Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases

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Jan 212020

This book provides a comprehensive overview of non-surgical treatments for complicated and refractory biliary and pancreatic lesions. In particular, it offers non-surgical treatment options for benign biliary strictures. For those suffering from intractable total biliary obstruction following biliary operation, magnetic compression anastomosis represents a good therapeutic option, and this technique is fully explained. Moreover, the book describes diverse treatment modalities for hilar stricture, which is one of the most challenging areas of ERCP. Several chapters cover a variety of important aspects of this area. The book also aims to identify and solve the unmet needs for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases. The precise explanations of treatment concepts and strategies will both increase readers’ knowledge and provide assistance in daily clinical practice. The authors are pioneering experts from around the world, and the text is supported by numerous informative illustrations and helpful summaries.
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Yamada’s Handbook of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition

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Jan 082020

by John M. Inadomi (Author), Renuka Bhattacharya (Author), Joo Ha Hwang (Author), Cynthia Ko (Author)

This 4th edition of Yamada’s Handbook of Gastroenterology provides a portable, well-illustrated, rapid access handbook for gastroenterologists of all levels, perfect for quick and easy use while on the wards.

Divided into 2 parts – part 1 being symptom-focused and part 2 disease-focused, it gives 100% clinical assessment and practical management advice for the entire range of GI symptoms, complaints and conditions that patients present with. Every symptom you’re likely to encounter is covered, every condition assessed.

The GI doctor’s classic portable, clinically-focused and authoritative reference, revised and updated

The revised and updated fourth edition of Yamada’s Handbook of Gastroenterology focuses on the clinical aspects of patients presenting with gastrointestinal and liver disease. The book is a portable, quick reference tool designed to assist trainees and practicing gastroenterologists in the practical assessment and clinical management of patients. The Handbook is divided into two parts; the first is symptom focused and the second highlights diseases. Each chapter features key practice points, essentials of diagnosis, potential pitfalls and case studies. In addition, the book includes multiple choice questions and answers to enhance understanding.

The fourth edition includes updated clinical practice guidelines from National Societies (American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and American College of Gastroenterology).

The new edition also offers many new photographs of endoscopic, radiographic and histopathologic images. This important resource:

Contains both symptom- and disease-focused chapters, and covers all clinical conditions and symptoms likely to be encountered
Presents case studies, practice points, essentials of diagnosis boxes, society guideline comparisons, and MCQs for self-assessment tailored to ABIM Board level
Offers an abundance of management algorithms and flowcharts to help plot the best route for clinical care
Includes a full-colour plate section
Written for gastroenterology, hepatology and internal medicine specialists, Yamada’s Handbook of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition continues to offer a succinct guide for daily use on the wards and also as a resource for preparation for GI Boards and re-certification

About the Author
JOHN M. INADOMI, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

RENUKA BHATTACHARYA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

JOO HA HWANG, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

CYNTHIA KO, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


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