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From The CriticsReviewer: Willem J de Villiers, MD, PhD, MHCM (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This book has been completely revised and updated into a one-volume clinical reference highlighting the incorporation of pathophysiology, diagnostic, and treatment modalities into endoscopic practice. The new edition includes more than 1,200 full-color photographs, endoscopic images, and line drawings that help illustrate and enhance the clarity of some of the elaborate procedures and diagnoses of gastroenterology. The first edition was published in 1997 by Blackwell Science.
Purpose: Although endoscopy constitutes a prominent part of the diagnosis and treatment of GI and hepatobiliary diseases, the authors wish to emphasize the basic principles for the appropriate use of this technology. The book succeeds very nicely in blending endoscopic principles and practice with the underlying pathophysiology, presentation and treatment of GI diseases. It is superbly illustrated and, together with the accompanying photo CD-ROM, makes for an outstanding educational tool.
Audience: This book is aimed at medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners who care for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. It is edited by six prestigious gastroenterologists and, with many new and fully updated chapters that are written by 134 of the most prominent names in the field of GI, this new edition is a comprehensive endoscopic book that brings the field up-to-date.
Features: The book concentrates more on the practical hands-on instructions in the endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of GI disease. The book covers a wide range of gastroenterology topics such as common gastritis, GERD and infectious diseases, benign and malignant lesions of the esophagus, the stomach, the intestines, and the pancreas and biliary tree. Special chapters, such as the ones on designing clinical research in gastrointestinal endoscopy, the prevention of infection following gastrointestinal endoscopy, complications of peptic ulcer disease, and credentialing for gastrointestinal endoscopy, increase its use as a learning text, as well as a professional's reference. The superb illustrations, features such as Key Points and Tricks of the Trade in each chapter, as well as the accompanying photo CD-ROM, all add to its appeal.
Assessment: This second edition is a justified and improved model. The accompanying photo CD-ROM contains an atlas of endoscopic photographs that will serve as excellent teaching tools for students, house officers, fellows and collegial instruction and training. This innovative book is an invaluable addition to the endoscopy collection and should be on the bookshelf of all gastroenterologists, surgeons, and internists who treat patients with gastrointestinal diseases.