An Atlas of Gastroenterology: A Guide to Diagnosis and by Cyrus R. Kapadia

By Cyrus R. Kapadia

Going past mere prognosis, An Atlas of Gastroenterology covers every thing from swallowing problems to remedy of jaundiced and immuno-compromised sufferers. Tables, illustrations, and case histories placed the data at your fingertips. prime specialists mix lucid textual content with huge illustrations to interpret the techniques wanted for a company take hold of of the subject. assurance contains swallowing problems, heartburn, dyspepsia, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, colonic polyps and colon melanoma, pancreatitis, pancreatic melanoma, the jaundiced sufferer and the immuno-compromised sufferer. released mostly for kin and first care physicians An Atlas of Gastroenterology describes all points of the analysis and remedy of gastrointestinal disorder.

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If, in addition to this cellular infiltration, a band of collagen (11–100 µm in thickness) is below the epithelial cell layer, then the condition is called collagenous colitis. Key question 7: Is there an underlying endocrine disorder? 3. Thyrotoxicosis Thyrotoxicosis is accompanied by mild to moderate diarrhea and perhaps mild steatorrhea. At other times there may be more hyperdefecation rather than diarrhea. Increased gut motility and perhaps stimulation of secretion by thyroxine-mediated increase in enterocyte or colonocyte cyclic AMP may be responsible for the diarrhea.

She may feel this discomfort at night if she does not fall asleep, but is seldom if ever awoken from sleep on account of pain. When asked whether antacids relieve the pain she initially said they did, but when asked in more detail mentioned that it often took about half an hour before she was able to appreciate relief. Furthermore, there were times when relief was not forthcoming. She often has a feeling of a little nausea, but vomiting is not a feature of her history. When asked to localize her pain on her abdomen, she uses the palm of her hand and outlines a rather broad area in the upper abdomen, mostly in the midline, but also a little to the left and right of it.

Secondary amyloidosis This is more common with Crohn’s disease than with ulcerative colitis. Nephrotic syndrome is the commonest presentation, but cardiac, gastrointestinal, liver and splenic involvement also occur. Case studies Case history1 A 24-year-old man who has been thin all of his life has a history of diarrhea for the past several years. He usually passes from two to five fairly large, pale, mushy, malodorous stools every day. For some time now he has felt fatigued by some of his more strenuous daily activities.

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