Alcohol Related Diseases in Gastroenterology by Helmut K. SeitzAlcohol Related Diseases in Gastroenterology by Helmut K. Seitz

Alcohol Related Diseases in Gastroenterology

byHelmut K. SeitzEditorB. Kommerell

Paperback | December 8, 2011

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Alcohol abuse ranks among the most common and also the most severe environmental hazards to human health. Its significance is heightened by the possibility of prevention by elimination of the habit, however, rarely exerted. The incidence of deleterious effects on human health has relentlessly risen in the past years for a variety of factors. They include migration of populations and, particularly, increased urbanization. Thus, in some parts of the world, population groups previously spared have become involved, which is also re­ flected in the increasing number of breweries and distilleries in the developing countries. Social, religious, and gender-related barriers to alcohol consumption are loosening, and the financial improvement of some segments of populations now enable them to buy alcoholic beverages. Thus the greatest percentage rise in the United States has recently been in black women. Adolescents and young people drink more alcoholic beverages than ever, and growing alcohol abuse by pregnant women has let to an increase of the incidence of the fetal alcohol syndrome. While the social and behavioral, including psychiatric, consequences of alcoholism are staggering, the gastrointestinal and, particularly, hepatic manifestations are the most widespread somatic effects, and chronic hepatic disease in alcoholics appears to cause the greatest cost to society. Indeed, mortality from liver cirrhosis is considered a reliable index of alcohol consumption in a country.
Title:Alcohol Related Diseases in GastroenterologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.07 inPublished:December 8, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Epidemiology of Alcohol Use and Its Gastrointestinal Complications.- 2 Ethanol Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Alcoholic Liver Diseases.- 3 Gamma-Glutamyltransferase and Other Markers for Alcoholism.- 4 Ethanol and Lipid Metabolism.- 5 Alcohol Effects on Albumin Synthesis.- 6 Metabolism and Toxicity of Acetaldehyde.- 7 Ethanol and Fibrogenesis in the Liver.- 8 Ethanol, Mallory Bodies, and the Microtubular System.- 9 Interaction of Ethanol with Drugs and Xenobiotics.- 10 Cytochrome P-450: Its Involvement in the Microsomal Ethanol Oxidation and Quantitative and Qualitative Changes After Chronic Alcohol Consumption.- 11 Ethanol and Carcinogenesis.- 12 Ethanol and Biological Membranes: Experimental Studies and Theoretical Considerations.- 13 Alcohol and Porphyrin Metabolism.- 14 Ethanol and Hepatic Cell Regeneration.- 15 Ethanol and the Immune System.- 16 Pathology of Alcoholic Liver Disease with Special Emphasis on Alcoholic Hepatitis.- 17 Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Alcoholic Liver Disease.- 18 Ethanol and the Endocrine System.- 19 Effect of Ethanol on Intestinal Morphology, Metabolism, and Function.- 20 Esophageal and Gastric Lesions in the Alcoholic.- 21 Acute and Chronic Actions of Alcohol on Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion in Humans and Animals.- 22 Subject Index.