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The little black book of gastroenterology, 2d ed.



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The little black book of gastroenterology, 2d ed.

Hay, David W.

Jones & Bartlett

2006

482 pages

$39.95

Paperback

RC802

Hay is a clinical gastroenterologist associated with Dartmouth Medical School Dartmouth Medical School is the medical school of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire. The school is closely affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in neighboring Lebanon, New Hampshire. . This updated edition is designed as a quick reference for clinicians treating adults and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems, as well as for medical students and nurses focusing on the topic. The first section discusses a practical diagnostic approach to common clinical problems such as abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding gastrointestinal bleeding Any hemorrhage into the GI tract lumen, from esophagus–eg, from ruptured esophageal varices, to anus–eg from hemorrhoids , and jaundice jaundice (jôn`dĭs, jän`–), abnormal condition in which the body fluids and tissues, particularly the skin and eyes, take on a yellowish color as a result of an excess of bilirubin. . The following chapters discuss specific diseases, which are organized by the sites they affect as well as other characteristics when appropriate for differentiation (e.g. multiple types of liver conditions). For each disease, the following topics are addressed in a concise format: cause, epidemiology; pathophysiology pathophysiology /patho·phys·i·ol·o·gy/ (-fiz?e-ol´ah-je) the physiology of disordered function.

path·o·phys·i·ol·o·gy
n.
1.
; symptoms; signs; course of disease; complications; differential diagnosis differential diagnosis
n.
Determination of which one of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is the one from which the patient is suffering. Also called differentiation.
; related laboratory tests, imaging studies, and endoscopic en·do·scope  
n.
An instrument for examining visually the interior of a bodily canal or a hollow organ such as the colon, bladder, or stomach.



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 findings; and treatment. One chapter helps clinicians describe common procedures to patients who may be undergoing them with little preparation. The final chapter offers time-tested "pearls" from the gastroenterology field. The disease suptopics are highly cross-referenced and include around 2000 citations for further study. This book is part of a series of brief medical references with a focus on citing literature on current and controversial issues.

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