Modern Concepts in Gastroenterology

  • Alan B. R. Thomson
  • L. R. DaCosta
  • William C. Watson

Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. C. J. de Gara, D. B. Jones, R. H. Hunt
    Pages 1-31
  3. David Fromm
    Pages 33-47
  4. Roy M. Preshaw
    Pages 65-77
  5. Bryce R. Taylor
    Pages 79-107
  6. Grant Gall
    Pages 109-124
  7. Hugh James Freeman
    Pages 125-137
  8. Jutta K. Preiksaitis
    Pages 159-177
  9. Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, Daphna Fenyves
    Pages 189-203
  10. Robert H. Riddell
    Pages 205-213
  11. Giles W. Stevenson
    Pages 215-238
  12. Lawrence J. Brandt
    Pages 239-260
  13. Geoffrey C. Farrell
    Pages 261-284
  14. Fergus Shanahan, Stephan R. Targan
    Pages 317-333
  15. J. Richard Hamilton
    Pages 335-355
  16. Howard M. Spiro
    Pages 357-365
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 367-376

About this book


A fine team of state-of-the-art researcher/clinicians who know their fields, have contributed to the advancement of knowledge, and are in a position to judge what is truly important have here pooled their thoughts in a series of chapters on the cutting edges of gastroenterology. Four attributes render this volume superior to other update-oriented publications. The first striking feature, which is immediately evident upon scanning the table of contents, is the imaginative choice of subjects, ranging from trav­ eler's diarrhea and sexually transmitted GI infections through TPN and interventional endoscopy to geriatrics and iatrogenic disease. A second outstanding feature of this volume is its success in balanc­ ing basic pathophysiology with practical considerations of clinical man­ agement. This is achieved in the discussions of such diverse topics as acid-peptic diseases, infectious and other diarrheal syndromes, and hep­ atitis immunization. Throughout the book we are led smoothly from basic science principles to specific recommendations for diagnosis and therapy. This practical emphasis appears repeatedly and sometimes pro­ duces a delightful surprise, such as a chapter on radiology that is not tech­ nology-based but instead problem-oriented.


allergy diagnosis endoscopy gastroenterology gastrointestinal tract geriatrics hepatitis infection nutrition pathophysiology physiology radiology therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan B. R. Thomson
    • 1
  • L. R. DaCosta
    • 2
  • William C. Watson
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Department of GastroenterologyVictoria HospitalLondonCanada

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