Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Edition 2

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Reviews focused topics – both clinical and basic science - in the fast-moving area of IBD, providing emphasis on the current challenges faced in the successful management of the disease

Turn to Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) when you need an expert opinion on the new, unusual or controversial areas of IBD and not just the tried and tested information. Current and concise reviews of the latest scientific discoveries are translated into cutting-edge clinical guidance to address those challenging cases faced by every medical team caring for patients with IBD.

Refer to this book to answer burning questions, to read an in depth review of the controversial topics and to provide a clear explanation of issues.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Razvan Arsenescu, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This book covers clinical and epidemiologic issues in inflammatory bowel diseases. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: This is a rapidly evolving field. The numerous challenges faced by practicing gastroenterologists dealing with IBD patients make this book a useful companion. This edition provides a comprehensive review of the field in an evidence-based fashion.
Audience: The book is appropriate for practicing gastroenterologists and medical residents with an interest in gastroenterology, and inflammatory bowel diseases in particular. The authors are foremost authorities in the field.
Features: In classic textbook format, the chapters give an overview of the current knowledge and then identify limitations and controversies. Because this is a systematic review in an evidence-based manner, it would prove quite useful to those new to the field. However, the histopathology pictures lack quality and the references are rather old.
Assessment: The book is well written and addresses pertinent issues in inflammatory bowel diseases, thereby helping establish a reference point in the field. Nevertheless, this edition includes rather outdated references.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405122344
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/26/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Derek P. Jewell, Gastroenterology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK

Professor Neil J. Mortensen, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Professor A. Hillary Steinhart, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Professor John H. Pemberton, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US

Dr Bryan F. Warren, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Is the incidence still rising? 3
2 Is familial disease the same as sporadic disease? 13
3 Do inflammatory bowel disease genes exist, and can we find them? 20
4 Is clinical phenotype genetically determined? 35
5 Is there a role for microorganisms? 42
6 A genetic vs. environmental contribution? 52
7 What are the controversies in histopathological diagnosis? 69
8 What do new diagnostic tools offer the investigation of disease? 85
9 Is mesalazine useful for treating Crohn's disease? 99
10 Steroids or nutrition? 111
11 Is there a role for antibiotics in Crohn's disease? 121
12 What are the prospects for immunosuppression and immunomodulation? 127
13 Refractory distal colitis 140
14 Current controversies in the surgical management of ulcerative colitis 157
15 Current controversies in the surgical management of Crohn's disease 166
16 What are the causes and treatment of ileoanal pouch dysfunction? 179
17 How is dysplasia recognized? 193
18 Surveillance for colorectal cancer: what is the case for surveillance? 207
19 Surveillance for colorectal cancer: what is the case against surveillance? 215
20 Cancer surveillance in colitis: a balanced view? 223
21 Growth retardation in children 239
22 Osteopenia 250
23 How can we predict prognosis in inflammatory bowel disease? 269
Index 285
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