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The little black book of gastroenterology, 2d ed.


The little black book of gastroenterology, 2d ed.

Hay, David W.

Jones & Bartlett


482 pages




Hay is a clinical gastroenterologist associated with Dartmouth Medical School. 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, and jaundice. 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; symptoms; signs; course of disease; complications; differential diagnosis; related laboratory tests, imaging studies, and endoscopic 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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