Decision Making in Gastroenterology

Think systematically and follow a logical sequence throughout the steps of diagnostic decisions with "Decision-Making in Gastroenterology". 

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Auteur(s) Emad Qayed, Nikrad Shahnavaz
Date 10/04/2024
Pages 320
Taille 21 x 27
Type Broché
ISBN 9780323932462

Description détaillée : Decision Making in Gastroenterology

This valuable resource is perfect for gastroenterologists and trainees, as well as ER physicians, internists, family medicine physicians, and other specialists who need to make informed decisions about their patients' care on a day-to-day basis.

Practical and easy to use, it's filled with diagnostic and treatment algorithms that provide easy-to-follow guidance when encountering patients whose clinical presentation is unfamiliar or complex, or whose treatment path is not completely certain. Each point-of-care algorithm represents a common GI or liver disorder or disease, and offers a concise visual representation that clearly guides you through the steps of efficient and effective decision making..


What are the Contents of "Decision Making in Gastroenterology" ?  

  • Contains 80 algorithms covering commonly encountered symptoms and signs, specific gastrointestinal conditions, esophageal disorders, liver conditions, pancreatic diseases, and colorectal conditions.

  • Outlines the key decision points in patient management, providing a wealth of systematic information that ensures you take into account the proper physical signs and test results that will guide your recommendations.

  • Presents an algorithm on one page and instructional text for key nodes within the algorithm on the facing page.

  • Offers a first-line approach to patients with common signs and symptoms in Section 1; Section 2 includes algorithms for the most commonly treated GI disorders.

  • Provides step-by-step decision-making guidance for diagnosis and management of esophageal motility disorders, achalasia, foreign body ingestion, hepatic encephalopathy, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatocellular carcinoma, colonic ischemia, acute pancreatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, biologic therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, immune checkpoint inhibitor colitis, and much more.

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.


Who are the Authors of "Decision Making in Gastroenterology" ?  

Emad Qayed : Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Nikrad Shahnavaz : Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Sommaire : Decision Making in Gastroenterology

Part I: Symptoms and Signs



Chest pain

Globus sensation

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Dyspepsia and upper abdominal pain

Nausea and vomiting

Abnormal liver chemistries


Portal hypertension (varices, ascites and hepatic hydrothorax, hepatorenal syndrome, portosystemic encephalopathy, pulmonary complications)


Obstructive jaundice

Right upper quandrant pain



Acute abdominal pain

Chronic abdominal pain

Bleeding from small intestinal source

Abdominal distention, bloating, and pain



Fecal incontinence

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Abdominal pain

Part II: Specific GI Conditions

Section 1: Esophagus

Oropharyngeal disorders


Esophageal motility and functional disorders

Barrett's esophagus

Foreign body food impaction

Esophageal injury

Esophageal infections

Neoplasms of the esophagus

Esophageal ulcerations

Eosinophilic esophagus

Esophageal varices

Systemic disorders involving the esophagus

Section 2: Stomach and Duodenum

Gastric mucosal disorders

Peptic ulcer disease

Neoplasms of the stomach and duodenum

Gastric motility and functinal disorders

Post-surgical conditions- bariatric

Post-surgical conditions (bariatric/neoplasms)

Section 3: Liver

Iron overload (inherited disorder)

Wilson's Disease (inherited disorder)

Alpha-one antitrypsin deficiency (Inherited disorder)

Cystic fibrosis (inherited disorder)

Sickle cell hepatopathy (inherited disorder)

Primary biliary cirrhosis (cholestatic)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (cholestatic)

Secondary billiary cirrhosis (cholestatic)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B (acute and chronic)

Hepatitis C (acute and chronic)

Delta hepatitis

Hepatitis E

Autoimmune hepatitis

Vascular liver disease

Alcoholic liver disease

nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Drug-induced liver disease

Pregnancy-related liver disease

Acute liver failure

Neoplasms of the liver

Liver abscess

hepatic manifestations of systemic disease

liver transplantation ( indications and complications)

Surgical considerations for patients with liver disease

extrahepatic manifestations in patients with liver disease

Section 4: Biliary Tract

Gallstone disease

Gallbladder disease

Bile duct diseases

Billiary infections


Billiary motility and functional disorders

Section 5: Pancreas



Duct disruptions

Acute pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis

Neoplasms of the pancreas

Section 5: Small Intestine

Small bowel motility and functional disorders

Small bowel infections

Small bowel injury

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Crohn's disease of the small bowel (complications, extra-intestinal manifestations)

Celiac disease

Neoplasms of the small bowel

Vascular disorders of the small bowel

Section 6: Colon

Colorectal motility and functional disorders

Colorectal infections

Colorectal injury

Inflammatory bowel disease

Microscopic colitis

Ulcerative colitis

Crohn's disease

Drug-induced IBD

Diverticular Disease (hemorrhage, Diverticulitis)


Neoplasms of the colon and rectum

Vascular disorders of the colon and rectum

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Emad Qayed

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