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Pocket Consultant : Gastroenterology - Simon P. L. Travis


Published: 1st April 2005
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There have been significant developments in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology since the previous edition and this new edition has been entirely revised, updated and considerably expanded. The format and layout have also been updated to include key points at the start of each chapter, bulleted lists and text boxes for tips and warnings.<br /> <p> A new author team - which, for the first time, is international - has brought a new global perspective to this book.</p> <p> This is still the leading book for trainees/fellows in gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as junior doctors and general medicine interns. The series title is 'Pocket Consultant' - and that's exactly what the reader gets - the advice and guidance of a consultant on hand when and where they need it.</p>

"This is a very accessible book: the style is didactic, allproblems are expressed in a very pragmatic manner [...] allinformation sought can be found easily (the index is close toperfection); [the book] will stay very visible on my desk in theward for everyday needs of invaluable information from anup-to-date and sound source."
Digestive and Liver Disease

"Overall I would strongly recommend this book as a starter text forsenior SHOs and junior registrars. Those more experienced will alsofind it a useful revision tool." Dr Kate Evans SpRGastroenterology

"This is a fantastic book for newly appointed gastroenterologyregistrars/fellows and other professionals with an interest in thefield." TiGs

"This is a welcome third edition of a well known book for a wideaudience. Dr Simon Travis has enlisted the help of gastroenterologyexperts from a larger field giving the book a more global appeal."MRCP Gastroenterology Specialist Registrar

On previous editions ...
"The 'Pocket Consultants' are a popular series of books aimed atdoctors in training, both under- and post-graduate. Thus this isakin to carrying around a consultant-like opinion and font ofknowledge in your pocket, and acting as an aid to making youropinion comparable to that of a senior colleague. It is also likehaving a slice out of one of the bigger textbooks, but being ableto carry it around, and maybe, surreptitiously look up a topic."Gastroenterology Today

"This little book is valuable support for junior hospital staffand general practitioners." Scandinavian Journal ofGastroenterology



  1. Alimentary Emergencies
  2. Oesophagus
  3. Stomach and Duodenum
  4. Pancreas
  5. Liver
  6. Gall Bladder and Biliary Tree
  7. Small Intestine
  8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  9. Large Intestine
  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  11. Gastrointestinal Infections
  12. Nutrition (this will now include Anorexia)
  13. The Gut in Systemic Disorders
  14. Procedures and Investigations


1. Useful Addresses & Websites.

2. Further Reading.

3. Height and Weight Charts.

4. Diagnostic Dilemmas.


ISBN: 9781405111928
ISBN-10: 1405111925
Series: Pocket Consultant
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised