Esophageal Cancer, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437704778

Esophageal Cancer, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics, Volume 38-1

1st Edition

Authors: Guy Eslick
Print ISBN: 9781437704778
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd April 2009
Page Count: 240


An ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach or intestine. Peptic ulcers are eventually caused by acid and pepsin, a digestive stomach enzyme. These ulcers can occur in the stomach, where they are called gastric ulcers, or they can occur in the first portion of the intestine. These are called duodenal ulcers. Peptic ulcer is a term used to describe either or both of these two types of ulcers. H. pylori and certain drugs are the two major factors that cause ulcers. This issue provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, diagnosis, and treatments of peptic ulcers, including conditions like Zollinger -Ellison syndrome. Articles are devoted to NSAID ulcers and how to prevent them, stress ulcers, and antiplatelet therapy.


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About the Author

Guy Eslick

Dr. Eslick is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Whiteley-Martin Research Centre at The University of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. He has 166 publications (including 10 monographs, 20 book chapters).

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard University