LIVER DISORDERSIntroduction to a New Series: Liver Disorders
LIVER DISORDERS, #1Evaluating Liver Disease in HIV-Infected Patients for the Primary Care Physician
Patients with HIV are living longer given the improvement in antiretroviral medications, and consequently liver disease has emerged as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in this cohort. Primary care providers will have to be aware of the major etiologies of hepatic injury in this special patient population. This article presents a broad overview of many major infectious and non-infectious factors that every clinician should keep in mind when managing these complex patients.
GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY AND FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS, #2Dumping Syndrome: Updated Perspectives on Etiologies and Diagnosis
Dumping syndrome (DS) has historically been associated with gastric surgery and vagotomy, as well as diabetes mellitus (DM). This article provides an update on the etiologies and clinical spectrum that represent the current DS patient population.
NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #134Short Bowel Syndrome in Adults - Part 2 Nutrition Therapy for Short Bowel Syndrome in the Adult Patient
Success of the patient with short bowel syndrome (SBS) depends on adaptation of the remaining bowel, which requires a combination of pharmacologic and nutrition therapies. Although the SBS diet is quite similar for those with and without colonic segments, there are a few key differences that should be noted. This is the second article in a five-part series on SBS, the focus of which is diet intervention in an effort to enhance adaptation, increase absorption and as a result, lessen stool output.
UNUSUAL CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL PAIN, #7Unusual Causes of Abdominal Pain
A CASE REPORTJejunal Dieulafoy Lesion: A Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview
I read this title with interest as the role of CT colonography in the context of screening is highly topical and at the centre of intense debate. To my knowledge, this book is unique. There are several very good books on CT colonography and bowel cancer screening but none that tackle this precise topic.
Core Concepts in Colonoscopy
Dr. Adler has provided comprehensive and up-to-date information on the art of colonoscopy in this new book, "Core Concepts in Colonoscopy". The book is easy to read and captures the reader’s attention right from the beginning. The videos along with most chapters make it even more engaging. As the title of the book accurately describes, the focus is on the core concepts of colonoscopy, and as such, the content is aimed at the novice colonoscopist. Nevertheless even more seasoned endoscopists will find the book useful because more advanced topics such as advanced imaging and colonic stenting are very well covered.
Liver Diseases in 2013: Advances in Pathogenesis and Treatment, Falk Symposium 191, London, UK, October 2013
This 160 page "book" comprises the proceedings of the Falk Symposium held in October 2013. This compilation provides the text version of major presentations delivered at the meeting covering "cutting-edge" basic science and clinical guidance for common liver conditions. The authors for each chapter were chosen based on their international reputation and expertise.
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