CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Gastroenterology Hepatology & Endoscopy, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Everything clinicians must know to diagnose and treat digestive tract and liver disorders in a streamlined, consistent presentation

Great for board review!

For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success.

Striking the perfect balance between comprehensiveness and ease of use, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy, 2e, is essential for gastroenterologists, general internists, family physicians, and surgeons.The second edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and the content is delivered in an easy-access, find-it-now presentation.

  • High-yield coverage of the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology, from stomach and esophageal to pancreatic and liver disorders
  • “Essentials of Diagnosis” bulleted lists deliver instant guidance on identifying both common and rare digestive disorders
  • More than 60 full-color radiographic and endoscopic images of GI disorders
  • Numerous tables encapsulate important information
  • Key information from related fields, including GI surgery, and subspecialties such as liver transplantation, bariatric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and motility disorder
  • Updated to include the latest therapeutic considerations
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Willem J de Villiers, MD, PhD, MHCM (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive yet practical book in the Lange Current Diagnosis and Treatment series covers gastroenterology, hepatology, and endoscopy in 53 chapters that outline essentials of diagnosis and present concise, accessible, up-to-date clinical information. This is an update of the 2009 first edition.
Purpose: There has been significant progress in these fields over the last decade, with increasing information available on molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms of GI disorders. This has resulted in an explosion of translational research and practical clinical application. The book strives to strike a balance between comprehensiveness and convenience by emphasizing the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment. The authors have succeeded in ensuring uniformity of presentation as well as clarity and relevance and providing up-to-date information.
Audience: The intended audience comprises gastroenterologists, general internists, family physicians, and surgeons. It will be most useful for GI trainees and gastroenterologists, and the surgical chapters will appeal mostly to nonsurgeons. It will be a valuable resource for board review study. All of the authors are faculty members at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and are certainly experts in their respective fields.
Features: Each chapter covers essential concepts and offers practical information on diagnosis and up-to-date advances in treatment. The difficult balance between comprehensiveness and brevity is maintained for the most part. The sections on IBD, advances in GI imaging, and bariatric surgery are particularly informative. Disappointingly, color images (radiographs, endoscopy, and histology) are added as a separate plate section; none of these pictures or the many useful tables, algorithms, or diagrams can be downloaded (a feature now commonly available). Few substantive additions have been made since the first edition.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive yet concise book authored by very credible experts that should be part of the library of every GI trainee (especially for board certification) and possibly gastroenterology (for board recertification). However, there is a lack of substantial new information in this second edition — most of the chapters are virtually unchanged - and it does not justify replacing the previous edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071768481
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: LANGE CURRENT Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 819,639
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Norton J. Greenberger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Senior Physician, Division of Gastroenterology,

Hepatology and Endoscopy

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Associate Editors

Richard S. Blumberg, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Robert Burakoff, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Clinical Chief of Gastroenterology

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

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Table of Contents

1. Acute Abdominal Pain: Basic Principles & Current Challenges, Frederick L. Makrauer and Norton J. Greenberger
2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Immunologic Considerations & Therapeutic Implications, Richard S. Blumberg & Scott Snapper
3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Considerations, Jonathan S. Levine & Robert Burakoff
4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Surgical Considerations, Jennifer L. Irani, Anthony Ramsanahie, and Ronald Bleday
5. Acute Diarrheal Disorders, Jerry S. Trier
6. Mesenteric Vascular Disease, Elena M. Stoffel and Norton J. Greenberger
7. Gastrointestinal & Biliary Complications of Pregnancy, Sonia Friedman & Jaya R. Agrawal
8. Hepatic Complications of Pregnancy, Chinweike Ukomadu
9. State-of-the-Art Imaging of the Gastrointestinal System, Koenraad J. Mortele
10. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Immunodeficiency, Zhenglun Zhu
11. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, John R. Saltzman and John M. Poneros
12. Barrett Esophagus, Kunal Jajoo & John R. Saltzman
13. Oropharyngeal & Esophageal Motility Disorders, Arun Chaudhury & and Hiroshi Mashimo
14. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Norton J. Greenberger
15. Peptic Ulcer Disease, Edward Lew
16. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Gastrinoma, Edward Lew
17. Functional Nonulcer Dyspepsia, Walter W. Chan and Robert Burakoff
18. Disorders of Gastric & Small Bowel Motility, Walter W. Chan and Robert Burakoff
19. Treatment of Obesity: The Impact of Bariatric Surgery, Malcolm K. Robinson and Norton J. Greenberger
20. Intestinal Malabsorption, Jerry S. Trier
21. Diverticular Disease of the Colon, Anne C. Travis and Richard S. Blumberg
22. Colorectal Cancer Screening, Sapna Syngal & Fay Kastrinos
23. Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes, Elena M. Stoffel and Sapna Syngal
24. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Sonia Friedman
25. Acute Pancreatitis, Bechien U. Wu, Darwin L. Conwell, & Peter A. Banks
26. Chronic Pancreatitis, Darwin L. Conwell, Bechien Wu, & Peter A. Banks
27. Autoimmune Pancreatitis, Norton J. Greenberger
28. Tumors of the Pancreas, Ashish Sharma
29. Polypectomy, Junal Jajoo
30. Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, John R. Saltzman
31. Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Linda S. Lee and John R. Saltzman
32. Endoscopic Management of Acute Biliary & Pancreatic Conditions, Christopher C. Thompson
33. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy & Deep Small Bowel Enteroscopy, Anne C. Travis and John R. Saltzman
34. Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies, Christopher C. Thompson
35. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography ERCP, Linda S. Lee & David L. Carr-Locke
36. Endoscopic Ultrasound, Linda S. Lee
37. Approach to the Patient with Jaundice & Abormal Liver Tests, Norton J. Greenberger
38. Acute Liver Failure, Sonal Kumar & Amir A. Qamar
39. Viral Hepatitis, Anna Rutherford & Jules L. Dienstag
40. Chronic Nonviral Hepatitis, Chinweike Ukomadu
41. Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Benjamin Smith & Norman D. Grace
42. Alcoholic Liver Disease, Timothy T. Kuo and Norman D. Grace
43. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, David E. Cohen & Frank A. Anania
44. Portal Systemic Encephalopathy & Hepatic Encephalopathy, Norton J. Greenberger
45. Ascites & Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis, Norton J. Greenberger
46. Hepatorenal Syndrome, Norton J. Greenberger
47. Portal Hypertension & Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage, Norman D. Grace & Melissa A. Minor
48. Drug-Induced Liver Disease, Willis C. Maddrey
49. Liver Neoplasms, Amir A. Qamar and Chinweike Ukomadu
50. Liver Transplantation, Amir A. Qamar
51. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Daniel S. Pratt
52. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Norton J. Greenberger and John R. Saltzman
53. Gallstone Disease, Gustav Paumgartner and Norton J. Greenberger
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