Provides a state-of-the-art resource on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of nausea and vomiting symptoms
Features various treatment modalities that are organized for ease of use
Written by experts in their fields
This volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art text for health care professionals who are interested in the diagnosis and treatment of nausea and vomiting. Because the majority of causes of nausea and vomiting arise from disorders ofthe gastrointestinal system, the text emphasizes the GI system by organ from esophagus to colon. It also reviews how disorders of the abdominal wall, the endocrine system, and autonomic and central nervous systems can contribute to nausea and vomiting syndromes that can be difficult to diagnose. Various treatment modalities are presented and organized in terms of drug treatments, electrical stimulation devices, and dietary therapy and nutritional support. Furthermore, the book isenhanced by chapters on the pathophysiology of nausea, the pathophysiology of vomiting, the physiological changes in the brain during nausea and vomiting, and the psychological underpinnings of nausea and vomiting. And because many childrenare afflicted with unexplained nausea and vomiting, a chapter devoted to pediatric patients is also included.
Written by authorities in the field, Nausea and Vomiting: Diagnosis and Treatment is a valuable resource that will help practitioners and healthcare providers consider specific diagnoses in treating the noxious and burdensome symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
Dr. Kenneth Koch is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Head, Section onGastroenterology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed hisundergraduate and medical school degrees at the University of Iowa,Internal Medicine training at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center ofPennsylvania State University, and fellowship in gastroenterology at theUniversity of Florida. Dr. Koch's clinical and research interests include the pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting, gastric dysrhythmias, and functional dyspepsia. He has authored numerous original works, chapters, and other contributions to the GI literature. Dr. Koch was selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America."
Dr. William Hasler is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hismedical school training at the University of Pennsylvania, and his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hasler’s clinical practice focuses on care of gastrointestinal dysmotility includinggastroparesis, cyclic vomiting, intestinal pseudoobstruction, and chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting. His research interests center on the pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting and gut transit and sensory abnormalities. Dr. Hasler hasauthored numerous original works on these areas.