Women's Health in Gastroenterology, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323446143, 9780323446150

Women's Health in Gastroenterology, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Volume 45-2

1st Edition

Authors: Laurel Fisher
eBook ISBN: 9780323446150
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323446143
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th June 2016

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface: Women’s Gastrointestinal Health in 2016: An Introduction to an Expanding Field in Gastroenterology
    2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients
    3. Chronic Constipation
    4. Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women: A Review
    5. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Motility Disorders in Women, Gastroparesis, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    6. Complex Relationships Between Food, Diet, and the Microbiome
    7. Gastrointestinal Diseases in Pregnancy: Nausea, Vomiting, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Constipation, and Diarrhea
    8. Pregnancy and the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Fertility, Treatment, Delivery, and Complications
    9. Caring for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    10. Obesity in Women: The Clinical Impact on Gastrointestinal and Reproductive Health and Disease Management
    11. Metabolic Bone Disease in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    12. Women with Cirrhosis: Prevalence, Natural History, and Management
    13. Hepatitis B in the Female Population
    14. View from the Top: Perspectives on Women in Gastroenterology from Society Leaders
    15. Index


The goal of this issue of Gastroenterology Clinics is to present GI diseases which affect women uniquely, such as pelvic floor problems and pregnancy related disorders, or which require a more considered approach such as functional bowel disease or autoimmune processes. It will also address the position of women and female gastroenterologists in the health system as a whole. This issue is published at an exciting, transitional time in the future of gastroenterology, as we adjust approaches for the assessment of disease in a large portion of our patient population, and as we address the challenges in practicing medicine based on the uniqueness of specific populations.


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About the Authors

Laurel Fisher Author

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania