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Clinical Gastroenterology

A new edition of this respected Australian gastroenterology textbook

Completely updated, this comprehensive medical resource offers a practical, problem-based approach to the subject of clinical gastroenterology.

Containing specialist content from Australian and international contributors, Clinical Gastroenterology, 3rd Edition focuses on both common and uncommon gastroenterological problems as they present in clinical practice.

Building on the previous two editions, Clinical Gastroenterology features decision trees to assist clinicians in assessing patients and the treating digestive disorders.

This latest edition also includes clear medical illustrations suitable for patient education, along with summary tables highlighting key points to guide General Practitioners, gastroenterology specialist trainees and medical students


Published: September 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7948-3


  • 1. Heartburn, regurgitation and non-cardiac chest pain
    2. Difficulty swallowing and pain on swallowing
    3. Hiccups, sore mouth and bad breath
    4. Acute abdominal pain
    5. When to test for Helicobacter pylori and what to do with a positive test
    6. Indigestion (chronic epigastric pain or meal-related discomfort)
    7. Chronic lower abdominal pain or discomfort
    8. Wind and gas
    9. Nausea and vomiting
    10. Vomiting blood, black stools, blood per rectum, occult bleeding
    11. Constipation
    12. Perianal pain
    13. Acute diarrhoea
    14. Chronic diarrhoea and fatty stools
    15. Inflammatory bowel disease
    16. Faecal incontinence (leakage of stool)
    17. Loss of appetite and loss of weight
    18. Food allergies and intolerance
    19. Palpable asymptomatic abdominal masses
    20. Abdominal distension
    21. Lumps in the groin and hernia
    22. Rectal/perianal mass and colorectal cancer
    23. Jaundice and pruritus
    24. Abnormal liver function test results
    25. Management of end-stage liver disease and liver transplantation
    26. Abdominal incidentalomas
    27. Obesity and anti-obesity medical and surgical management
    28. Patient preparation and principles of sedation in gastrointestinal endoscopy

    For more details, please download a copy of the sample chapter.


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