Diarrhea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances by Stefano GuandaliniDiarrhea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances by Stefano Guandalini

Diarrhea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances

EditorStefano Guandalini, Haleh Vaziri

Paperback | December 1, 2012

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This volume provides in a conveniently accessible package a comprehensive collection of accurate and timely information on the management of patients with diarrhea, both in pediatric age and in the adult. As medical knowledge has recently expanded in this area, this volume is full of new practical, clinically useful material for the busy clinician.Illustrations are emphasized to permit rapid acquisition of practical information that is not readily available in the major texts. Each chapter is concise, concentrating on "clinical pearls," and new advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technology. Each chapter discusses the relative costs of diagnostic and therapeutic options to permit financial considerations to be taken into account in the decision making process. Additional unique features include, summaries of key points, recommendations, and indications for requesting GI subspecialty consultation.Providing a comprehensive but practical overview of the issues surrounding the diarrheal diseases, this volume will prove of great value and utility to gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, primary care physicians.

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Title:Diarrhea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic AdvancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617797103

ISBN - 13:9781617797101

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Table of Contents

Definition, Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical classification and differential diagnosisInfectious diarrheaIBDEosinophilic enteritisMicroscopic colitisFood allergy including mile and soy protein allergyProtein losing enteropathyChronic radiation enterocolitisIngestion of nonabsorbable solutes, malabsorptive diseasesPancreatic exocrine insufficienciesBacterial overgrowthCeliac diseaseWhipple diseaseShort bowel syndrome, other surgeriesEndocrine tumor diarrheaNon endocrine malignant diseaseToxins*Factitious DiarrheaChronic idiopathic diarrhea and pseudopancreatic cholera syndromeIBSToddler's diarrhea*Non malignant endocrine diarrheaAlcoholic diarrhea*Diarrhea in hospitalized patients*MedicationsRunner's diarrhea*Evaluation of patients with diarrhea and timing of referralEmpiric treatment of acute and chronic diarrheaThe role of probiotics in prevention and treatment of diarrhea

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From the reviews:"This book has distinguished contributors and editors, and its 27 chapters deal with a range of specific disease entities or syndromic conditions that are associated with diarrhoea. . residents in gastroenterology will find this book useful . . Overall, the book is a moderately useful reference for gastroenterologists, physicians and paediatricians in practice." (B. S. Ramakrishna, The National Medical Journal of India, Vol. 24 (6), November/December, 2011)