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Title Clinical pancreatology for practicing gastroenterologists and surgeons / edited by J. Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz ; with foreword by Peter Malfertheiner
Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 535 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Part I58; Acute pancreatitis -- 146; Acute pancreatitis58; definition and classification for clinical practice -- 246; Pathogenesis58; how does acute pancreatitis develop63; -- 346; Pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis58; which events are clinically relevant63; -- 446; How should acute pancreatitis be diagnosed in clinical practice63; -- 546; Guidelines for the detection of the etiologic factor of acute pancreatitis -- 646; Early prognostic evaluation of acute pancreatitis58; why and how should severity be predicted63; -- 746; Role of imaging methods in acute pancreatitis58; diagnosis44; staging44; and detection of complications -- 846; Basis of therapy in acute pancreatitis -- 946; Guidelines for the treatment of pain in acute pancreatitis -- 1046; Nutrition in the acute phase of pancreatitis58; why44; when44; how44; and how long63; -- 1146; Antibiotic prophylaxis for acute pancreatitis in clinical practice58; rationale44; indications44; and protocols for clinical pr -- 1246; Modulation of the inflammatory response in acute pancreatitis58; what can be expected63; -- 1346; Early endoscopic sphincterotomy in acute pancreatitis58; is it indicated44; advisable44; not indicated44; or contraindicated63; A p -- 1446; Indications for surgery in acute pancreatitis -- 1546; Surgical approaches to acute necrotizing pancreatitis -- 1646; Management of acute pancreatic pseudocyst58; when to observe44; when and how to drain -- 1746; Therapeutic approach to pancreatic abscess -- 1846; Is there a place for laparoscopic surgery in the management of acute pancreatitis63; -- 1946; What should be done to prevent relapses of acute pancreatitis63; -- 2046; Treatment of acute pancreatitis in clinical practice58; a global view -- Part II58; Chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis -- 2146; Chronic pancreatitis58; definition and classification for clinical practice -- 2246; Epidemiology of chronic pancreatitis58; an infrequent disease or an infrequently diagnosed disease63; -- 2346; Etiopathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis58; a genetic disease with some precipitating factors63; -- 2446; Pathophysiology of chronic pancreatitis -- 2546; What is clinically relevant about the genetics of cystic fibrosis63; -- 2646; How does alcohol damage the pancreas63; -- 2746; Why is chronic pancreatitis so difficult to detect63; Key clinical aspects for an early diagnosis -- 2846; Role of imaging methods in diagnosing44; staging44; and detecting complications of chronic pancreatitis in clinical practice58; -- 2946; The place of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis -- 3046; Should histology and47;or cytology be the gold standard for the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis in clinical practice63; -- 3146; Pancreatic function tests for diagnosis and staging of chronic pancreatitis44; cystic fibrosis44; and exocrine pancreatic ins -- 3246; Follow45;up of patients with chronic pancreatitis58; what to do and which complications can be expected -- 3346; Conservative treatment of pain in chronic pancreatitis58; guidelines for clinical routine -- 3446; Endoscopic treatment of pain in chronic pancreatitis58; really useful or only feasible63; -- 3546; Management of maldigestion in chronic pancreatitis58; a practical protocol -- 3646; Management of maldigestion in cystic fibrosis58; tricks for an adequate outcome -- 3746; Management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency associated with other clinical conditio
Summary Most patients suffering from pancreatic diseases are managed by general internists, gastroenterologists and/or surgeons in non-specialized centers. Basic and clinical research in pancreatology is continuously leading to changes in the management of pancreatic diseases, but these advances are applied to the clinical practice almost exclusively in specialized centers by specialized groups. The books and journals currently available are directed at pancreatologists and the information does not reach most general clinicians and surgeons who treat patients suffering from pancreatic diseases. The aim of this book is to provide practicing gastroenterologists and surgeons with clear information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pancreas -- Diseases.
Gastroenterology -- methods.
Pancreatitis -- diagnosis.
Pancreatitis -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Domínguez-Muñoz, J. Enrique.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470987502