Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Gastroenterology (Lange Medical Books)

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9780071212281: Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Gastroenterology (Lange Medical Books)

This easy-to-use, multipurpose resource is the ideal first stop for answers - for those in practice, on the wards, teaching, or preparing for boards. "Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Gastroenterology" offers brief but expert and up-to-date coverage of gastrointestinal, biliary, hepatic, and pancreatic diseases. With its consistent formatting chapter by chapter, this text makes it simple to locate the practical information you need on diagnosis, testing, disease processes, and up-to-date treatment and management strategies. It is concise, accessible clinical information on gastroenterology. It brings together the best in current recommendations from experts directly involved in patient care and clinical teaching. It provides single-source look-ups of essential topics in diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts. It emphasizes up-to-date, cost-effective diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies for the full range of gastroenterological problems. It serves as an easy-to-use, ready reference for gastroenterologists, surgeons, family physicians, and internists who see patients with GI complaints. It provides practical guidance on imaging studies, endoscopy, and treatment of pregnancy-related GI problems. It covers disease processes involving more than one organ, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, acute diarrhea, and AIDS, and discusses liver failure, the liver in systemic disease, and liver transplantation. It helps house officers and fellows care for patients and prepare for rounds and clinical conferences. It facilitates review - especially for those preparing for specialty exams or specialists wanting to update their knowledge.

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"Rupesh Dharia, MD - primary care physician According to Dr. Dharia, lots of Gl-type problems are dealt with by primary-care physicians in the office without specialist referrals. "If I needed a book to refer to for a gastrointestinal problem, this would be a good book to turn to. The content is all there without being too complex for an internist to understand...If you're buying a Lange book you can be sure it has the information you're looking for." The book is overall concise and thorough enough for family practitioners, residents, and students. The top-to-bottom (mouth to rectum) organization is methodical and easy to follow. Although Dr. Dharia usually turns to Cecil's Essentials or a book like Harrison's when GI problems present in his patients, if he wanted something more "basic" and to the point he would consult CD&T in Gastroenterology because it contains medical facts and no pathophysiology (which is irrelevant to his daily practice). Suggestions for improvement include: brighter, more eye-catching cover color; 2nd color inside; and quick-reference tabs (as bleeds) by organ system.

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Friedman, Scott L. and Mcquaid, Kenneth R. and Grendell, James H.
Published by McGraw-Hill Medical (2002)
ISBN 10: 0071212280 ISBN 13: 9780071212281
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