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GI/Liver Secrets Plus

Stay up to date on today's most common GI and liver disorders and their management with GI/Liver Secrets Plus. This enhanced medical reference book is an excellent resource for understanding the physiology and therapy in hepatic and digestive disease. Whether preparing for an exam or quickly checking a clinical question, the user-friendly Secrets Series® style makes this book a valuable addition to your library!

Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-26033-6


  • Top 100 Secrets

    I. Esophagus

    1. Swallowing Disorders and Dysphagia 7

      Francis C. Okeke and John O. Clarke

    2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Dısease 14

      Fehmi Ates and Michael Vaezi

    3. Esophageal Causes of Chest Pain 21

      Vito V. Cirigliano and Fouad J. Moawad

    4. Achalasia 29

      Joel E. Richter

    5. Esophageal Cancer 36

      Peter R. McNally, Nimish B. Vakil and John C. Deutsch

    6. Esophageal Anomalies, Infections, and Nonacid Injuries 43

      Mary A. Atia and Francisco C. Ramirez

    7. Barrett’s Esophagus 51

      Nimish B. Vakil

    8. Esophageal and Stomach Pathology 55

      Shalini Tayal

    II. Stomach

    9. Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer Disease, NSAIDS, and Helicobacter pylori Infection 66

      Elizabeth Coss and Byron Cryer

    10. Gastric Cancer 74

      John C. Deutsch

    11. Thickened Gastric Folds 81

      Ryan M. Kwok and Patrick E. Young

    12. Gastroparesis 87

      Richard W. McCallum and Joseph K. Sunny Jr.

    III. Liver & Biliary Tract Disorders

    13. Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests 95

      Emily Carey and William D. Carey

    14. General Concepts on Viral Hepatitis 101

      Christina Hanson, Gail Pearson and Marcelo Kugelmas

    15. Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C 106

      Jorge L. Herrera

    16. Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis B 115

      Jorge L. Herrera

    17. Autoimmune Hepatitis: Diagnosis 121

      Albert J. Czaja

    18. Autoimmune Hepatitis: Treatment 133

      Albert J. Czaja

    19. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 146

      John E. Eaton, Jayant A. Talwalkar and Nicholas F. LaRusso

    20. Vaccinations and Immunoprophylaxis in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders 155

      Henry A. Horton, Hayoon Kim and Gil Y. Melmed

    21. Pregnancy and Liver Disease 161

      Devina Bhasin and Roshan Shrestha

    22. Rheumatologic Manifestations of Hepatobiliary Diseases 169

      Sterling G. West

    23. Evaluation of Focal Liver Masses 175

      Mark W. Russo and Roshan Shrestha

    24. Drug-Induced Liver Disease 183

      Herbert L. Bonkovsky, Cemal Yazici and Mark W. Russo

    25. Alcoholic Liver Disease, Acoholism and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 193

      Clark Kulig

    26. Vascular Liver Disease 202

      Dawn M. Torres and Angelo H. Paredes

    27. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis 210

      Dawn M. Torres and Stephen A. Harrison

    28. Liver Transplantation 216

      Stevan A. Gonzalez and James F. Trotter

    29. Ascites 225

      Phillip S. Ge, Carlos Guarner and Bruce A. Runyon

    30. Liver Abscess 237

      Jorge L. Herrera and Christopher D. Knudsen

    31. Inheritable Forms of Liver Disease 243

      Bruce R. Bacon

    32. Liver Histopathology 250 

      Kiyoko Oshima

    33. Hepatobiliary Cystic Disease 260 

      Joshua Friedman and Marianne Augustine

    34. Gallbladder Disease: Stones, Crystals and Sludge 266

      Cynthia W. Ko and Sum P. Lee

    35. ERCP Plus Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction 271

      Raj J. Shah

    IV. Pancreatic Disorders

    36. Acute Pancreatitis 277

      Enrique Molina and Jamie S. Barkin

    37. Chronic Pancreatitis 287

      Enrique Molina and Jamie S. Barkin

    38. Pancreatic Cancer 296

      Shajan Peter, Ji Young Bang and Shyam Varadarajulu

    39. Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas 305

      Brenda Hoffman and Jason R. Roberts

    V. Small and Large Bowel Disorders

    40. Celiac Disease 308

      Daniel A. Leffler and Rohini R. Vanga

    41. Crohn’s Disease 313

      Bret A. Lashner and Aaron Brzezinski

    42. Ulcerative Colitis 321

      Ramona O. Rajapakse and Burton I. Korelitz

    43. Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis 328

      Shahan Fernando and Glenn T. Furuta

    44. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth 334

      Catherine S. Manolakis, Travis J. Rutland and Jack A. Di Palma

    VI. Colon Disorders

    45. Colon Disorders and Colon Cancer 339

      Carole Macaron and Carol Ann Burke

    46. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence 349

      Reena Chokshi and Suzanne Rose

    47. Diverticulitis 358

      Luca Stocchi

    48. Diseases of the Appendix 365

      Kevin Rothchild and Jonathan A. Schoen

    49. Colitis: Pseudomembranous, Microscopic, and Radiation 369

      Stephen M. Vindigni, Jill M. Watanabe, and Christina M. Surawicz

    VII. General Symptoms and Conditions

    50. Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage 377

      Davinder Sandhu and Lisa Strate 

    51. Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding 384

      Joseph G. Cheatham and John D. Horwhat

    52. Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding 391

      Mitchell S. Cappell

    53. Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain 398

      John S. Goff

    54. Evaluation of Acute Infectious Diarrhea 405

      Ramiro L. Gutierrez, Wesley R. Campbell, Scott E. Cunningham, Mark S. Riddle and Patrick E. Young

    55. Chronic Diarrhea 414

      Lawrence R. Schiller

    56. AIDS and the Gastrointestinal Tract 427

      C. Mel Wilcox and Klaus E. Mönkemüller 

    57. Ischemic Bowel Disease 435

      Siobhan Proksell, Amar R. Deshpande, and Arvey I. Rogers

    58. Nutrition, Malnutrition and Probiotics 443

      Bonnie Jortberg and Peter R. McNally

    59. Small Bowel and Colon Pathology 453

      Shalini Tayal

    60. Foreign Bodies and the Gastrointestinal Tract 469

      George Triadafilopoulos

    61. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Irritable Bowel 472

      Anthony Lembo and Vivian Cheng

    62. Endoscopic Cancer Screening and Surveillance 481

      David P. Jones

    VIII. Multisystem Manifestations of GI Disease

    63. Rheumatologic Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Diseases 490

      Sterling G. West

    64. Dermatologic Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disease 500

      James E. Fitzpatrick and Lori D. Prok

    65. Endocrine Aspects of Gastrointestinal System 503

      Geetha Gopalakrishnan and Harikrashna Bhatt

    IX. Gastrointestinal Radiology

    66. Plain Film, Barium and Virtual Radiography 513

      Michael Reiter

    67. Interventional Radiology I: Cross-Sectional Imaging Procedures 523 

      Kimi L. Kondo and Paul D. Russ

    68. Interventional Radiology II: Fluoroscopic and Angiographic Procedures 533

      Kimi L. Kondo and Paul D. Russ

    69. Noninvasive GI Imaging: Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging 541

      Michael G. Fox and Ryan Kaliney

    70. Nuclear Imaging 560

      Won S. Song

    71. Endoscopic Ultrasound 569  

      Linda S. Lee

    X. Surgery and the GI Tract

    72. Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy 578

      Daphne Antillon and Mainor Antillon

    73. Esophageal Surgery 589

      Theodore N. Pappas and Georgios Kokosis

    74. Surgery for Peptic Ulcer Disease 599

      Theodore N. Pappas and Georgios Kokosis

    75. Surgical Approach to the Acute Abdomen 609

      Kevin Rothchild and Jonathan A. Schoen

    76. Colorectal Surgery: Polyposis Syndromes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 614

      Martin D. McCarter

    77. Obesity and Surgical Weight Loss 621

      Jonathan A. Schoen

    78. Minimally Invasive Surgery 626

      John J. Tiedeken and Anthony LaPorta

    Clinical Vignettes (Online Only)

      Peter R. McNally


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