Essentials of Gastroenterology by Shanthi Sitaraman, Lawrence S. Friedman

By Shanthi Sitaraman, Lawrence S. Friedman

Essentials of Gastroenterology


Edited by


Shanti V. Sitaraman, Professor of drugs and Pathology, Emory collage, Atlanta, GA, USA

Lawrence S. Friedman, Professor of drugs, Harvard scientific institution and Tufts collage tuition of drugs, Boston, MA, USA



Are you a scholar or resident taking a gastroenterology rotation, a fellow in gastroenterology education, or a practitioner coming near near GI recertification?

Do you wish a rapid-reference, crucial advisor to assist refresh your medical knowledge?


Essentials of Gastroenterology offers scholars, citizens, and gastroenterologists, specifically these in training, with a hugely useful, concise consultant to the GI approach and its significant diseases. 


Full colour all through, the e-book covers all stipulations encountered in the course of GI education and education schemes and within the medical setting.  With a robust specialize in the scientific points of GI sickness, it highlights the explicit situations you can be awarded with while handling your sufferers at the wards.


Each part appears at a specific sector of the GI tract, with every one disease-related bankruptcy analyzing the subsequent:

  • overview of ordinary function
  • physiology and pathophysiology
  • clinical presentation
  • differential diagnosis
  • diagnostic assessments
  • treatment/management options


In addition, there is a piece devoted to the most typical indicators that sufferers current with, in addition to an image gallery of universal GI stipulations reminiscent of peptic ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease. 


Drs. Sitaraman and Friedman have ensured that the most important emphasis all through is on offering easy-to-assimilate, rapid-reference information on every one GI situation, accomplished by utilizing color-coded textual content positive aspects akin to key proof, capability pitfalls, and perform tips.  jam-packed with a number of selection questions and particular medical case stories, the ebook additionally attracts upon the information and proposals of the world’s top gastroenterology societies – the AGA, ASGE, ACG, BSG, WGO, and UEGF. 


This blend of an easy-to-access constitution and awesome medical content material guarantees that Essentials of Gastroenterology is the best point-of-care instrument in today’s busy scientific atmosphere and is actually crucial studying for all contributors of the gastroenterology team.

Chapter 1 Gastroesophageal Reflux disorder (pages 1–16): Jennifer Christie
Chapter 2 Dysphagia (pages 17–31): Emad Qayed and Shanthi Srinivasan
Chapter three Peptic Ulcer ailment (pages 32–42): Shanthi V. Sitaraman and Lawrence S. Friedman
Chapter four universal top Gastrointestinal surgical procedures (pages 43–59): Marc B. Sonenshine and Edward Lin
Chapter five Acute Diarrhea (pages 60–78): Sagar Garud and Jan?Michael A. Klapproth
Chapter 6 continual Diarrhea (pages 79–95): Robin E. Rutherford
Chapter 7 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (pages 96–102): Shanthi Srinivasan
Chapter eight Inflammatory Bowel disorder (pages 103–120): Jan?Michael A. Klapproth
Chapter nine Constipation (pages 121–131): Shanthi Srinivasan
Chapter 10 Colorectal Neoplasms (pages 132–146): Muhammad Fuad Azrak and Vincent W. Yang
Chapter eleven Liver Anatomy and Histopathology (pages 147–157): Frank A. Anania
Chapter 12 Liver Biochemical checks (pages 158–173): Nader Dbouk and Samir Parekh
Chapter thirteen Viral Hepatitis (pages 174–189): Shanthi V. Sitaraman and Lawrence S. Friedman
Chapter 14 Alcoholic Liver affliction and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver ailment (pages 190–204): Andrew J. Simpson and Ryan M. Ford
Chapter 15 persistent Liver affliction (pages 205–221): Preeti A. Reshamwala
Chapter sixteen Portal high blood pressure (pages 222–244): Sonali S. Sakaria and Ram Subramanian
Chapter 17 Pancreatic Anatomy and serve as (pages 245–259): box F. Willingham
Chapter 18 Acute Pancreatitis (pages 260–276): Steven Keilin
Chapter 19 continual Pancreatitis (pages 277–290): Anthony Gamboa, Xuan Zhu and Qiang Cai
Chapter 20 Bile Acid Metabolism (pages 291–299): Nicole M. Griglione and box F. Willingham
Chapter 21 Gallstones and problems (pages 300–313): Julia Massaad
Chapter 22 Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding (pages 315–334): Tanvi Dhere
Chapter 23 stomach discomfort (pages 335–343): Kamil Obideen
Chapter 24 Jaundice (pages 344–356): Nader Dbouk and Preeti A. Reshamwala
Chapter 25 belly Emergencies (pages 357–373): Mohammad Wehbi
Chapter 26 vintage Pathology (pages 375–398): Neal R. Patel, Meena Prasad, Douglas C. Parker, Charles W. Sewell and Henry C. Olejeme
Chapter 27 vintage pictures (pages 399–417): Abhijit Datir, William Small and Pardeep Mittal
Chapter 28 vintage pores and skin Manifestations (pages 418–428): Melanie S. Harrison, Robert A. Swerlick and Zakiya P. Rice

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Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for 8 weeks (Continued) 40 Luminal Gastrointestinal Tract 2. The patient returns to your office in 12 weeks stating that she felt better initially after taking a PPI but that her symptoms recurred after discontinuing the PPI and despite avoiding NSAIDs. The next step in the management of this patient is which of the following? A. Upper endoscopy B. Measure serum gastrin C. Increase the dose of the PPI to twice daily D. Switch to another PPI E. Test the urine for surreptitious NSAID use 3.

Noninvasive (do not require endoscopy): ᭺ Serology: antibodies to H. pylori (sensitivity 90%, specificity 70– 80%). Serology is used for the diagnosis of H. pylori in previously untreated persons. It is not as useful in confirming eradication of H. pylori following treatment. ᭺ Urea breath test: radiolabeled urea is ingested by the patient, and isotope-labeled carbon dioxide generated by the bacterial urease is measured in exhaled breath (sensitivity and specificity >95%). This test may be used as an initial diagnostic test or to confirm eradication.

Odynophagia refers to pain during swallowing and is frequently associated with dysphagia. • Swallowing disorders can occur in all age groups, but the frequency of dysphagia is higher in the elderly. Approximately 7–10% of adults older than 50 years of age, up to 25% of hospitalized patients, and 30–40% of nursing home residents experience problems with swallowing. • Dysphagia is classified as oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia. Oropharyngeal dysphagia, or transfer dysphagia, refers to difficulty transferring food (solids, liquids, or both) from the oropharynx to the esophagus.

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