Prof. Balakrishnan has brought together in one volume all the latest knowledge and research from over 40 contributors, and has compiled this collective work into “Practical Gastroenterology”, thus providing the reader with information and advice on how to carry out day-to-day gastroenterological care and treatment.
The book consists of 46 chapters, each one clearly and concisely written, supported with full colour photos to enhance the content, and deals with all common gastroenterological diseases. It will be an essential reference for general practitioners, trainee specialists in gastroenterology and also postgraduate medical students.
1.Managing Dysphagia 2. Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 3. Nausea and Vomiting: A Common Clinical Problem 4. Managing Recurrent Hiccups 5. The Differential Diagnosis of Abdominal Pain 6. Peptic Ulcer in the Era of H. Pylori 7. The Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed 8. Chronic Diarrhea 9. Pathogenesis and Management of Acute Diarrhea 10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What is New? 11. Intestinal Tuberculosis 12. Acute Appendicitis – Do’s and Don’ts 13. Irritable Bowel Syndrome – The Brain Speaks to the Gut 14. The Gastrointestinal Tract and HIV 15. Anorectal Disorders 16. The Management of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding 17. Constipation 18. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – All in the Mind? 19. Intestinal Gas Syndromes 20. How to Investigate a Patient with Jaundice? 21. Hepatitis A 22. Hepatitis E 23. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C: Magnitude of the Problem and Prevention 24. Management of Cholestasis 25. Cirrhosis Liver: Management and Prevention of Complications 26. Alcohol and the Liver 27. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis 28. Management of Ascites 29. Hepatic Encephalopathy – Testing Clinical Talents 30. Liver Transplantation: What a Physician Needs to Know 31. Investigation and Management of Gallstone Disease 32. How do we Manage Acute Pancreatitis? 33. Experience with Chronic Pancreatitis 34. Common Gastrointestinal Malignancies 35. Acute Abdomen: A Challenge to the Surgeon and Physician 36. Getting Rid of Intestinal Parasites 37. Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Diseases 38. Genetics in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 39. Newer Drugs in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 40. Conventional Imaging in Gastroenterology 41. Imaging in Gastroenterology: Newer Modalities 42. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: The Basics 43. Advances in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 44. Radionuclides in Gastroenterology 45. The Gastroenterologist and the Internet 46. Normal Values in Gastroenterology.