Gastrointestinal Motility

Tests and Problem-Oriented Approach

  • Satish S. C. Rao
  • Jeffrey L. Conklin
  • Frederick C. Johlin
  • Joseph A. Murray
  • Konrad S. Schulze-Delrieu
  • Robert W. Summers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tests of Gastrointestinal Motility

    1. Jeffrey L. Conklin, Joseph A. Murray
      Pages 9-21
    2. Joseph A. Murray
      Pages 23-30
    3. Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
      Pages 39-49
    4. Robert W. Summers, Satish S. C. Rao
      Pages 51-59
    5. Glen A. Lehman
      Pages 61-70
    6. Satish S C. Rao
      Pages 71-82
    7. Retta E. Pelsang
      Pages 83-92
  3. Clinical Approach to Disorders of Oropharyngeal and Esophageal Motility

    1. Konrad Schulze-Delrieu, Bruce Brown
      Pages 93-106
    2. Jeffrey L. Conklin
      Pages 107-120
  4. Clinical Approach to Disorders of Gastric and Small Intestinal Motility

    1. Konrad Schulze-Delrieu
      Pages 131-141
    2. Robert W. Summers
      Pages 143-152
    3. John H. Pemberton
      Pages 153-158
    4. Joseph A. Murray
      Pages 169-177
  5. Clinical Approach to Disorders of Pancreas and Biliary Motility

    1. Glen A. Lehman
      Pages 179-182
    2. Frederick C. Johlin
      Pages 183-196
  6. Clinical Approach to Disorders of Colon and Anorectal Motility

    1. Satish S. C. Rao
      Pages 197-211
    2. John H. Pemberton
      Pages 213-222
    3. Carlo Di Lorenzo
      Pages 237-247
    4. William J. Snape Jr.
      Pages 249-255
  7. Gastrointestinal Visceral Pain

    1. G. F. Gebhart
      Pages 257-264
    2. Satish S. C. Rao
      Pages 265-276
    3. Donald O. Castell
      Pages 277-284
    4. Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
      Pages 285-294
    5. William J. Snape Jr.
      Pages 295-302
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


Gastrointestinal motility has evolved from an esoteric laboratory tool into a sophisti­ cated diagnostic technique that is now widely used clinically to guide in management of complex gastrointestinal problems. Today, it is the most rapidly growing subspecialty within gastroenterology. Previously, many of the gastrointestinal motility problems were either ignored or attributed to a disturbance of "psyche." But with the growing knowledge and understanding of how a dysfunction of the gastrointestinal muscle and nerves can cause disease, we are at the threshold of a revolution in our approach to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders. The purpose of this book is to serve as a useful, up-to-date reference manual and guide for the diagnostic and therapeutic approach towards common adult and pediatric gastrointestinal motility problems. In order to enhance the understanding of these disor­ ders, a problem-oriented approach has been chosen, and wherever possible the authors have provided clinical case scenarios to illustrate their message. The emphasis has been on how to diagnose and treat motility disorders rather than to provide an encyclopedic infor­ mation. The reference list at the end of each chapter should enable the enthusiast to seek further information. Some of the material presented in this book has been derived from the proceedings of the annual University ofIowa College of Medicine GI Motility Symposia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Satish S. C. Rao
    • 1
  • Jeffrey L. Conklin
    • 3
  • Frederick C. Johlin
    • 3
  • Joseph A. Murray
    • 2
  • Konrad S. Schulze-Delrieu
    • 3
  • Robert W. Summers
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.University of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7176-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4803-4
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