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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Willem J de Villiers, MD, PhD, MHCM (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of a book designed to succinctly and thoroughly outline key concepts and essential knowledge in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Purpose: It provides a core of essential knowledge in gastroenterology, hepatology, and integral related areas of pathology, endoscopy, nutrition, and radiology. This is a practical review to consolidate practitioners' knowledge in gastroenterology and hepatology. It is not intended to replace encyclopedic textbooks, nor is it an update, describing the newest advances in the science and art of gastroenterology and hepatology.
Audience: This is intended as an aid to gastroenterologists in training in preparation for gastroenterology board examination and gastroenterologists preparing for recertification. It will also benefit medical students, residents, gastroenterology fellows, and physicians who are seeking a comprehensive, concise, and practical review of gastroenterology and hepatology.
Features: The book is organized by subspecialty topics, including esophagus, stomach, small bowel and nutrition, miscellaneous, colon, liver, pancreas and biliary. The material is presented in a practical manner, with a focus on diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic management of clinical scenarios. Color photographs, tables, algorithms, and multiple short board-examination type questions with annotated answers are features of this review which heighten readers' interest and retention.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for medical students, residents, fellows, or practicing gastroenterologists. It serves as a succinct and thorough review for fellows preparing for gastroenterology board examinations and practicing gastroenterologists preparing for recertification.