- Provides detailed reviews on GI motility covering its evaluation, diagnosis and treatment
- Covers all major technological advances in evaluation of motility
- Written by leading experts known for their research and published work in this area
- Includes two chapters on "setting-up a manometry laboratory, and "manometry report format" that help professionals who are starting work in this area
This multi-authored book covers most aspects of evaluation of gastrointestinal motility – a field that has been expanding in recent times largely due to advances in diagnostic modalities; coupled with this, new evidences supporting best practices have increased the interest among clinicalgastroenterologists, researchers, teachers and trainees in gastrointestinal motility and its disorders. New advances in the field of evaluation of functional bowel diseases and motility disorders, such as high-resolution manometry, 24-h pH impedance monitoring, Bravo capsule pH-metry, barostat, balloon expulsion test, barium and MR defecography, biofeedback, hydrogen breath tests, motility capsule (smartpill) etc. have significantly expanded the scope and outcome of treating these disorders.
The chapters have been contributed by a well-conversant group of experts from the global academia, including India, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Australia, integrating the body of knowledge on evaluation methods with evidence of best practices for the management of motilitydisorders. A chapter on how to set-up a manometry laboratory provides key information for clinicians and researchers who are planning to start working in this area.
With 11 chapters in the book supported with numerous tables, flow charts, schematic diagrams and images, professionals will find it an essential reading.
Dr. Uday C Ghoshal, MD, DNB, DM, FACG, RFF is Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology, faculty-in-charge of the Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and Motility Laboratory, Adjunct Professor of the Centre for Biomedical Research, SGPGI Campus, Lucknow, India. He haspublished more than 240 papers. He is a member of Rome-Asian working team, Rome Working Team on Multinational, Cross-Cultural Research and Intestinal Microenvironment and FGIDs committee of Rome Foundation, Fellow of Rome Foundation and Co-Chair of Rome ResearchCommittee. He is a Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian National Association of Study of Liver, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (Governing Council Member) and Association of Physicians of India. He is a founder member and the Secretary General of Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association and Honorary Secretary of Indian Motility and Functional Bowel Disease Association. He is currently an associate editor of J Neurogastroenterology and Motility, editorial board member of J Gastroenterol Hepatol, World J Gastroenterol and American J Robotic Surgery. He is also a peer reviewer to 35 international journals. He is in the advisory board of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is the National Coordinator of IndianSociety of Gastroenterology Task Force on IBS. He is also the Chair of Epidemiology and Infection section of Asian IBS Consensus and Asian Dyspepsia Consensus Teams and member of Asian Barrett’s Consortium. He has received 33 awards and orations including 8 gold medalsduring MBBS study. He was a visiting clinician to Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, USA, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, and WHO Fellow in Prince of Songkhla Univeristy, Hat Yai, Thailand.