Colonic Diseases

  • Timothy R. Koch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Colorectal Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pradeep K. Dudeja, Ravinder Gill, K. Ramaswamy
      Pages 3-23
    3. Mary Francis Otterson
      Pages 25-33
    4. Kenton M. Sanders, Terence K. Smith
      Pages 35-52
    5. Samuel B. Ho, Laurie L. Shekels
      Pages 53-71
    6. Sebastian G. de la Fuente, Christopher R. Mantyh, Theodore N. Pappas
      Pages 73-84
    7. Emmanuel C. Opara
      Pages 85-93
    8. Emmanuel C. Opara, Timothy R. Koch
      Pages 95-104
    9. Jonathan R. Fulton, Cynthia A. Cunningham, Christopher F. Cuff
      Pages 105-122
    10. Stacey A. Weiland, Yang K. Chen
      Pages 123-140
    11. Thomas J. Borody, Patricia L. Conway
      Pages 141-161
    12. Michael D. Crowell, Brian E. Lacy
      Pages 163-175
  3. Investigation of Disease Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Emmanuel C. Opara
      Pages 179-189
    3. Russell F. Jacoby, Carolyn E. Cole
      Pages 191-210
    4. Cynthia A. Cunningham, Jonathan R. Fulton, Christopher F. Cuff
      Pages 211-225
    5. Donald G. Seibert
      Pages 243-274
    6. Sarah M. Dry, Galen R. Cortina, Klaus J. Lewin
      Pages 275-295

About this book


With an aging population prone to colorectal disorders and with the quickening pace of medical discovery, there is a need for an up-to-date survey of the field. In Colonic Diseases, Timothy R. Koch, MD, has assembled a panel of innovative basic researchers, esteemed clinical investigators, and well-known clinicians to bridge the gap between basic and clinical research and the day-to-day care of patients with colonic disorders. As a foundation for better understanding, the authors review what is currently known about normal colonic physiology, explain the mechanisms of disease involved in the development of colonic disorders, and highlight important clues for potential therapies. Their review of the diagnosis and treatment of common colonic disorders covers colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, and constipation. Here the authors fully discuss potential symptoms, pathological and radiological findings, the differential diagnosis, and presently recommended modes of evaluation and therapy, including the use of probiotics. New areas of potential treatment not presently available for patients with chronic symptoms are also examined, along with the advanced treatment techniques currently in use at the Cleveland Clinic (for ulcerative colitis), The University of Chicago (for Crohn's disease), the Mayo Clinic (for irritable bowel syndrome), and the MD Anderson Cancer Center (for colorectal cancer).
Timely and cutting-edge, Colonic Diseases explains the origins and treatment of common colorectal disorders, blending the molecular mechanisms of disease with new outcomes and epidemiological research to improve our present and future understanding of colonic diseases and their management.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy R. Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9740-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-314-9
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