Gastroenterology: An Illustrated Colour Text by Graham Butcher

By Graham Butcher

Here's a quantity within the Illustrated color textual content sequence overlaying gastroenterology and liver sickness. The booklet, following the standard layout of the sequence, has double web page spreads, every one overlaying a discrete subject. There are ten sections, and the contents are organised by way of offering challenge. The e-book contains all of the traditional beneficial properties of the sequence - color line drawings, diagnostic algorithms, color medical photographs (including endoscopic investigations) and different radiological photographs, in addition to textual content good points equivalent to precis packing containers.

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Symptoms can be subdivided into: • Ulcer-like dyspepsia Epigastric pain relieved by food, often occurring at night • Dysmotility-like dyspepsia Upper abdominal discomfort, worse after meals, accompanied with bloating, early satiety and nausea • Reflux-like dyspepsia Upper abdominal pain with associated reflux symptoms. This classification has not proved helpful in tailoring therapy, except for reflux-like symptoms which might be better treated as for GORD. The pathology responsible for causing the symptoms of NUD has focused on two main areas: 1.

This points towards sphincter of Oddi dysfunction which in more severe cases may benefit from endoscopic sphincterotomy. Medical management of gallbladder stones Dissolution therapy can be considered in patients with uncomplicated gallstone disease who are unwilling or unfit for surgery. The prerequisites for treatment are that the stones should be non-calcified, the gallbladder should be functioning and the cystic duct not obstructed. The bile acids, chenodeoxycholic acid and ursodeoxycholic acid are available and need to be given for long periods to be successful.

LYMPHOMA This is the second most common gastric malignancy and represents just 5% of the total. Primary gastric lymphomas have a similar presentation and appearance to adeno-carcinoma and are usually B cell type. There is a strong association with H. pylori and early MALT lymphoma may regress following H, pylori eradication therapy. More advanced disease requires surgery and chemotherapy. Patients with AIDS also have an increased risk of gastric lymphoma. BENIGN GASTRIC POLYPS Lower GI causes of blood loss need to be considered and excluded as should stomal ulceration or recurrence of previous gastric cancer.

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