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Therapy of Digestive Disorders

Leading experts in gastroenterology assist you in making the best treatment decisions with coverage that encompasses modes of therapy, special populations, and symptom management. You'll find comprehensive, well-referenced, evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of digestive disorders, as well as in-depth information on pathogenesis, goals of therapy, medical and surgical treatment, prophylaxis, and more.

Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists


Published: December 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0317-5


  • I. Modes of therapy

    1. Molecular and Cellular Targets in Therapy of Acid-related Diseases
    2. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Motor and Sensory Disorders of the Gut
    3. Probiotics
    4. Nutrition Support in the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease
    5. Nutrition and Malnutrition in Liver Disease

    II. Special considerations in dosing/Considerations in special populations: The Immunocompromised host

    6. Esophageal Infections
    7. Enteric Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
    8. Biliary Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient
    9. Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation
    10. Pregnancy
    11. Treatment of the Elderly Patient
    12. Children


    13. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    14. Barrett's Esophagus
    15. Management of Achalasia
    16. Treatment of Esophageal Disorders caused by Medications, Caustic Ingestion, Foreign Bodies and Trauma
    17. Approach to the Patient with Esophageal Cancer


    18. Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection
    19. Therapy and Prevention of NSAID-related Gastrointestinal Disorders
    20. Treatment of Non-NSAID and Non-H. Pylori Gastroduodenal Ulcers and Hypersecretory States
    21. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    22. Gastric Outlet Obstruction, Perofration and other Complications of Gastroduodenal Ulcer
    23. Treatment of Gastric Volvulus and Diaphragmatic Hernias
    24. Gastric Neoplasia


    25. Biliary Tract Stones
    26. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    27. Acute Pancreatitis
    28. Chronic Pancreatiis
    29. Pancreatic Cancer
    30. Cholangiocarcinoma and Other Biliary Tumors
    31. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and other Neuroendocrine Tumors

    VI. Management of HEPATIC DISORDERS

    32. Treatment of Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Wilson Disease, and other Metabolic Disorders of the Liver
    33. Prophylaxis and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis
    34. Autoimmune Hepatitis
    35. Bacterial, Fungal and Granulomatous Diseases of the Liver
    36. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    37. Drug-induced Hepatic Injury (Prevention)
    38. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    39. Variceal Hemorrhage
    40. Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
    41. Hepatic Encephalopathy
    42. Hepatorenal Syndrome
    43. Fulminant Hepatic Failure
    44. Long-term Care of the Liver Transplant Recipient
    45. Primary Tumors of the Liver
    46. Neonatal Jaundice
    47. The Pregnant Patient with Jaundice


    48. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    49. Celiac Sprue and other Malabsorptive Disorders
    50. Treatment of Acute Infectious Diarrheas
    51. Treatment of Clostridium difficile Diarrhea and Colitis
    52. Treatment of Intestinal Parasitic Diseases
    53. Treatment of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
    54. Treatment of Radiation-induced Enterocolitis: a Mechanistic Approach
    55. Approach to the Patient with Short-bowel Syndrome
    56. Crohn's Disease
    57. Ulcerative Colitis
    58. Intestinal Obstruction
    59. Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
    60. Hirschsprung's Disease
    61. Diverticular Disease of the Colon
    62. Vascular Insufficiency
    63. Neoplastic Diseases of the Small and Large Bowel
    64. Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Anorectal Diseases
    65. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    66. Hemorrhoids and other Anorectal Disorders

    VIII. Therapy of Symptoms/symptom-oriented management/Symptom-based treatments

    67. Acute Abdominal Pain
    68. Noncardiac Chest Pain
    69. Dyspepsia
    70. Nausea and Vomiting
    71. Constipation and Diarrhea
    72. Treatment of Fecal Incontinence


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