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Inflammatory Bowel Disease : A Clinical Approach - Henry D. Janowitz

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Clinical Approach

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A revised and expanded edition of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Personal View (1985), this concise yet comprehensive work presents an interpretation of up-to-date research on diagnosis, testing, medications, and surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The book is a distillation of the author's experience with this group of serious disorders during nearly a half-century as a clinical investigator and clinician at Mount Sinai Hospital. In this authoritative volume, Dr. Janowitz crystallizes his conceptual and therapeutic approaches to the study of these crippling and enigmatic disorders and offers his advice on their daily management. He also discusses special considerations such as problems in diagnosis, pregnancy, cancer, extraintestinal manifestations of IBD, nutrition, and the role of psychotherapy. This thorough and practical guide written by a renowned expert well-known for his patient-oriented approach will be invaluable to gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, internists, gastrointestinal fellows, and medical students.

Everyone who treats people with inflammatory bowel disease should read Janowitz's book from cover to cover. You can"t do better. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology'

Background and Introduction
Introduction -- Why Now?
Disease or Diseases: The Problems of Identity
The Nature of the Beasts: A Speculative Chapter With Some Dogmatic Comments
Theories of Etiology and Their Therapeutic Implications
Clinical Presentations
Modes of Clinical Presentation; Varieties of Ulcerative Colitis; The Protean Variations of Crohn's Disease
Diagnostic Modalities
Notes on the Physical Examination
The Essential Investigations
Some Observations on Imaging Techniques
The Place of Endoscopy
Scans: Structural and Functional
Problems in Diagnosis
Limits of Accuracy
Making the Difficult Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis and Errors in Diagnosis
The Obscure Differential Diagnosis
Summing Up the Diagnostic Stance and Beyond
Assessing the Patient's Clinical Status and the Degree of Impairment
Prognosis: Predicting Outcomes: Reading the Future
Medical Management
The Natural History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Lesson of the Placebo
Medical Management Programs: General Drug Considerations
The Available Drugs
Selecting Drug Therapies
Strategies for Ulcerative Colitis
Strategies for Crohn's Disease
Supportive Supplemental Therapy: Nutritional Considerations
The Role of Psychotherapy
How Effective Are Our Current Drugs: Does Meta-analysis Help?
Surgical Management
The Decision for Operation
The Choice of Operations
The Results of Surgical Therapies
Postoperative Problems of Surgery: Early and Late
The Quality of Life and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Special Problems
The Problem of Fistulas
Pregnancy and IBD
The Cancer Problem
Associated Diseases
Extraintestinal Manifestations of IBD: The Colitic Group
The Pathophysiologic Group
Liver Involvement
Renal Aspects
Amyloid and IBD
Extraintestinal Manifestations of Therapy
Factitious Manfiestations
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ISBN: 9780195078305
ISBN-10: 0195078306
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: July 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised