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Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding : Diagnosis and Treatment

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Leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, surgery, and radiology comprehensively review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute bleeding disorders of the GI tract. The authors break down acute bleeding into upper and lower GI tract sources and provide a differential diagnosis for each disease, evidence-based algorithms for clinical practice, treatment modalities for its management, and standards of care. The authors outline the many dilemmas faced by physicians in their approach to their patients, such as localization of the bleeding source (upper vs lower), the need and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgery.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 22mm | 680.4g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2003 ed.
  • 31 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1588290042
  • 9781588290045

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Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding accounts for over 300,000 hospitalizations per year and has high morbidity and mortality in those who go undiagnosed. In Dr. Karen Kim's Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment, leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, surgery, and radiology comprehensively review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute bleeding disorders of the GI tract. The authors break down acute bleeding into upper and lower GI tract sources and provide a differential diagnosis for each disease, evidence-based algorithms for clinical practice, treatment modalities for its management, and standards of care. General approaches to the acute GI bleeding patient are discussed in terms of supportive care, early detection, and determination of upper vs lower GI bleed, when to transfuse, as well as early predictors of morbidity and mortality. The authors outline the many dilemmas faced by physicians in their approach to their patients, such as localization of the bleeding source (upper vs lower), the need and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgery. Authoritative and clinically focused, Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment offers practicing clinicians-including primary care and emergency physicians, gastroenterologists, and those in clinical training-a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of this extremely common, and sometimes fatal, medical problem.show more

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"The major advantages of the book are its completeness together with its easy accessibility and wealth of useful algorithms for the treatment of most important acute GI bleeding conditions." - Digestive and Liver Disease "Since gastrointestinal bleeding is such a common and costly medical problem, Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment is recommended to clinical health sciences libraries." -E-STREAMSshow more

Table of contents

Part I. Epidemiology Epidemiology of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding Phillip Chung and Karen E. Kim Part II. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Nonvariceal Esophageal Bleeding Christian Stevoff and Ikuo Hirano Helicobacter pylori and Peptic Ulcer Disease Gregory M. Bolduc and David A. Peura Medical Therapy for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: When and With What? Robert S. Bresalier Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID)-Induced Gastropathy James M. Scheiman Portal Hypertensive Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding Thomas W. Faust and Paul T. Kefalides Obscure Causes of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Hemant K. Roy and Nuri Ozden Surgical Approach to Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding George A. Sarosi, Jr. and Robert V. Rege Part III. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Infectious and Inflammatory Causes of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding Nina Merel and Sunanda Kane Acute Bleeding from Diverticulosis and Ischemic Colitis Joseph J. Vicari and James T. Frakes Radiation Proctopathy and Anorectal Diseases Jeffrey L. Barnett and Leonard G. Quallich Obscure Causes of Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding Russell F. Jacoby Surgical Approach to Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding Sharon G. Gregorcyk and Robert V. Rege Radiologic Evaluation and Intervention in the Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed Charles A. Owens Indexshow more