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Sleisenger & Fordtran's gastrointestinal and liver disease : pathophysiology, diagnosis, management
Feldman, Mark, 1947-
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Saunders, [2002]

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2 volumes (xli, 2385 pages, 98 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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The most complete reference work available on the subject, Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 7th Edition provides a balanced, detailed account of the basic science of the digestive system, as well as complete coverage of current diagnosis and management. Readers will find up-to-date discussions of the cell biology and molecular biology that determine the digestive system's function, in addition to thorough descriptions of organ physiology and the pathophysiology of the signs, symptoms, and laboratory abnormalities of organ disease. This revision has been brought completely up to date with a new main editor, new authors, and new editors specializing in imaging and pathology. Features many new and improved illustrations, with high quality ensured by a new imaging editor (x-rays and endoscopic images) and a new pathology editor (photomicrographs). Integrates the latest endoscopic, scanning, and therapeutic techniques available today. Discusses the latest perspective in possible roles of H. pylori in dyspepsia and gastric cancer. Contains new information on possible causes of non-ulcer dyspepsia. Presents expanded coverage of GI bleeding, with description of the latest techniques for diagnosis and treatment. Contains new information on genetic markers for cancer of the colon, post liver transplantation for hepatitis, and diagnostic tests for celiac disease. Offers a complete description of effective responses for inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease. Discusses relevant histologic criteria for the diagnosis of Barrett's oesophagus, gastritis, IBD, and celiac disease.

Table of Contents

Section I
1 Gastrointestinal Hormones and Neurotransmitters
2 Immunology and Inflammation of the GI Tract
3 Principles of GI Neoplasia
Section II Approach to Patients with Symptoms & Signs
4 Functional GI Disorders including Chronic Abdominal Pain
5 Acute Abdominal Pain
6 Dysphagia, Odynophagia, Heartburn & Noncardiac Chest Pain and Other Esophageal
7 Symptoms
8 Dyspepsia
9 Nausea and Vomiting
10 Diarrhea
11 Intestinal Gas
12 Fecal Incontinence
13 Constipation
14 Acute and Chronic GI Bleeding
15 Jaundice
Section III Nutrition in Gastroenterology
16 The Malnourished Patient: Nutritional Assessment and Management
17 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
18 Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia
Section IV Topics Involving Multiple Organs
19 Oral and Cutaneous Manifestations of GI Disease
20 Diverticula of the Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Bowel
21 Hernias and Volvulus of the GI Tract
22 Foreign Bodies and Bezoars
23 Caustic Injury to the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
24 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug and GI Disease
25 Abdominal Abscesses and Gastrointestinal Fistulas
26 Protein-Losing Gastroenteropathy
27 GI Complications of Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation
28 Gastrointestinal Manifestations of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
29 Effects on the Gut of Systemic Disease and Other Extraintestinal Conditions
30 Complications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Section V Esophagus
31 Anatomy and Development and Acquired Anomalies of the Esophagus
32 Motor Physiology and Motor Disorders of the Esophagus
33 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Its Complications Including Barrett's Esophagus
34 Esophageal Disorders Caused by Infection, Systemic Illness, Medications, Radiation and Trauma
35 Esophageal Tumors
Section VI Stomach and Duodenum
36 Anatomy and Anomalies of the Stomach and Duodenum
37 Gastric Motor Physiology and Motor Disorders
38 Helicobacter Pylori
39 Peptic Ulcer and Its Complications
40 Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and Other Hypersecretory States
41 Operations for Peptic Ulcer and their Complications
42 Other Types of Gastritis and Gastropathies, including Menetrier's Disease
43 Tumors of the Stomach
Section VII Pancreas
44 Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, and Developmental Anomalies of the Pancreas
45 Pancreatic Physiology and Secretory Testing
46 Hereditary and Childhood Disorders of the Pancreas
47 Acute Pancreatitis
48 Chronic Pancreatitis
49 Pancreatic Cancer, and Cystic Neoplasms
50 Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
Section VIII Biliary Tract
51 Anatomy, Anomalies and Pediatric Disorders of the Biliary Tract
52 Motility and Dysmotility of the Biliary Tract and Sphincter of Oddi
53 Bile Secretion and the Enterohepatic Circulation of Bile Acids
54 Gallstone Disease and its Complications
55 Surgical Management of Gallstone Disease and Postoperative Complications
56 Nonsurgical Management of Gallstone Disease
57 Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis, Adenomyomatosis, Cholesterolosis, and Polyps of the Gallbladder
58 Tumors of the Gallbladder, Bile Ducts, and Ampulla
59 Endoscopic and Radiologic Treatment of Biliary Disease
Section IX Liver
60 Anatomy and Developmental Anomalies of the Liver
61 Liver Physiology and Metabolic Function
62 Inherited Metabolic Disorders Involving the Liver
63 Hereditary Hemochromatosis
64 Wilson's Disease
65 Biochemical Liver Tests
66 Viral Hepatitis A Through G
67 Liver Abscess and Bacterial, Parasitic, Fungal and Gradulomatous Disease
68 Vascular Diseases of the Liver
69 Alcoholic Liver Disease
70 Nonalcoholic Stea