Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology

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Tadataka Yamada
Wiley, Jan 26, 2009 - Medical - 672 pages
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A Concise, Symptom-Based Textbook for Diagnosis and Decision Making in Clinical Practice

Over the past twenty years, thousands of physicians have come to depend on Yamada’s Textbook of Gastroenterology. Its encyclopaedic discussion of the basic science underlying gastrointestinal and liver diseases as well as the many diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available to the patients who suffer from them was—and still is—beyond compare. This new textbook, Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology, is designed to inform practitioners on the features of the major clinical disorders in gastroenterology and hepatology from the point of view of the clinician observing signs and symptoms of a patient under care and management.

It is a practical guide to diagnosis and decision making in clinical practice and provides a rich source of information on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Covering the full range of examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology, with extremely timely chapters on patients with dyspepsia, eating disorders, jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and on screening, Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology gives you easy access to approaches that a clinician might take to common symptoms and signs presented by patients with such disorders. The chapters include the epidemiology, history, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the most commonly encountered disorders in gastroenterology and hepatology.

This textbook will be an invaluable resource whether you are a gastroenterologist, internist, surgeon, or other clinician who sees patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders. It should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.

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About the author (2009)

Tadataka Yamada, MD is President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, where he leads the foundation’s efforts to apply technological solutions to the healthcare problems of the developing world. Dr. Yamada was chairman of R&D at GlaxoSmithKline from 2001-2006, and joined the company’s Board in 2004. Previously, he was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Physician-in-Chief of the University of Michigan Medical Center. He is past President of the Association of American Physicians, past President of the American Gastroenterological Association, Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

David H. Alpers, MD, William B. Kountz Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Neil Kaplowitz, MD, Thomas H. Brem Chair, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; Director, University of Southern California Liver Disease Research Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Chung Owyang, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Don W. Powell, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology; Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program Director, General Clinical Research Center, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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