Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology

Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology

2nd Edition - November 1, 2019

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Ernst Kuipers
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124604
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128187289

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Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition, Four Volume Set provides a comprehensive and concise reference on all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, including the organs in the gastrointestinal system, their functions in health and disease, and strategies or procedures to resolve or prevent problems and disease. This concise, up-to-date information includes comprehensive sections on the impact of nutrition, gastrointestinal microbiota, lifestyle, commonly used drugs, and surgical procedures on health and disease. Since the first edition, attention to the roles of nutrition and gastrointestinal microorganisms (microbiota, formerly Microbiota) in health and disease has skyrocketed. In addition, an entirely new section on obesity and diabetes is included.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of every topic within gastroenterology
  • Offers researchers a one-stop, fully-referenced resource to explore questions
  • Includes teaching tools, multimedia and interactive elements
  • Provides readers with multi-layered content and a media-rich learning resource for both instructors and students
  • Covers hot new topics in GI health and disease, including new sections on stem cells, intestinal bacteria, obesity and intestinal microbiota


Medical students, PhD students, physicians within and outside Gastroenterology, non-physician translational scientists, nutrition students, dieticians, natural medicine practitioners, faculty teaching GI and liver physiology or gastroenterology and hepatology. Academics and researchers, faculty teaching staff and physicians, with medical students and other undergraduates, students entering the field from non-GI specialisms

Table of Contents

  • Absorption and Secretion
    Anatomy and Development
    Biliary System
    Cell Biology
    General Symptoms
    Hormones and Transmitters
    Microbiology and Parasitology
    Psychology and Behavior
    Radiology and Endoscopy
    Systemic Diseases

Product details

  • No. of pages: 3420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124604
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128187289

About the Editor in Chief

Ernst Kuipers

Ernst Kuipers (MD, PhD) trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in The Netherlands. He worked as postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He became professor of Medicine and chair of the Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2000), Internal Medicine (2006), and Surgery (2012) of Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His clinical and research interests include early neoplastic gastrointestinal conditions, with focus among others on colorectal cancer screening. He is fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and a member of the Clinical Practice Committee of this Association. He serves as the World Endoscopy Organization’s regional lead on colorectal cancer screening for Europe and the Middle East. He contributed to various international guidelines on cancer screening. He has been a member of the editorial boards of various journals including Gastroenterology, Gut, American Journal of Gastroenterology, APT, Cancer Prevention Research, and the Cochrane group for upper GI and pancreatic disorders, as well as associate editor of Gut, and Editor-in-Chief of Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology. He was a member of the WHO committee on H. pylori and gastric cancer, member of the European Committee on Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening, president of the European Helicobacter Study Group, and member of the audit committee of the Australian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Flagship. He co-organized and contributed to various international guidelines on cancer screening. He is the World Endoscopy Organization’s Regional Lead on CRC screening for Europe and Middle East, member of the Advisory Council of the European Society of Digestive Oncology, member of the General Council of the European Gastroenterology Federation, fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), and member of the AGA Clinical Practice Committee. He was President of the European Helicobacter & Microbiota Study Group, and member of the General Assembly of United European Gastroenterology. In the Netherlands, he was president of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterologists, chair, and is a member of the Dutch National Health Council. He serves since 2013 as CEO of Erasmus MC, a university medical institute that includes a medical school, research facilities and hospitals. In addition, he chaired the board of the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers. He also chairs the Dutch national emergency medicine network, as well as the national oncology taskforce. He is member of the Dutch National Health Council. He received the Dutch Ministry of Health Pearl award (2013), the Ismar Boas Medal of the German Society of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease (2015), the United European Gastroenterology Research Prize (2016), the Innovation Award of the German Felix Burda Society (2017), a Clinical Mentorship award by the American Gastroenterology Association (2017), the Dutch Hospital Manager of the Year award (2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, and CEO, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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