This monograph is designed to enable physicians to:
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of common upper gastrointestinal tract, biliary, and pancreatic disorders and diseases.
- Understand evaluation and management guidelines for primary management and co-management with a gastroenterologist.
- Understand common endoscopic procedures and their application in women with upper gastrointestinal tract, biliary, and pancreatic symptoms and disorders.
- Develop sound clinical judgement to evaluate, treat, or refer women with challenging clinical problems.
Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care is designed to educate obstetrician-gynaecologists in primary and preventive care issues that relate to office practice. Each peer-reviewed monograph provides a clinically oriented overview of a topic that includes the following features:
- Basic science update of gender-specific information on pathophysiology
- Case Reports of challenging clinical situations
- Counselling points to establish a dialogue with patients
- Complementary and alternative medicine highlights
- Concerns for older women
- Resources for referral, information, and support
- References cited and graded according to the strength of the evidence
Published quarterly, each monograph, which is approximately 80 pages, addresses an issue critical to women:
- How might a disorder present differently in women than in men?
- Why are women at risk for certain conditions?
- What pathophysiologic aspects of disorders are unique in women?
- What type of interventions are appropriate?
- Self-assessment questions are included at the end of each monograph.