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Gastrointestinal Bleeding



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Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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Gastrointestinal bleeding is an age-old problem. The original description of g- trointestinalbleedingmayhavebeenfromGalenandhisworkconnectingdyspepsia andmelanoticstool. Thechangesinourmanagementofgastrointestinalbleeding overthecenturieshavebeendrivenbynaturalalterationsinthespectrumofdiseases, expanding our understanding of these diseases and the never ending advances in technologyandpharmacologythathaveoccurredrelativetoGIdiseases. Academic interestingastrointestinalbleedingpeakedinthelasthalfofthetwentiethcentury withtheexpandingroleofsurgery,thediscoveryofacid-basedpepticulcerthe- pies,andtheriseof?exibleendoscopyandculminatedinthedescriptionofh. pylori as a causative agent for ulcer disease. More recently there has been a decrease incidenceinbleedingdiseasesofthegutandthereforeadecreasinginterestinthe scholarlywritingaboutthesediseases. Therehasnotbeenamajortextbookwritten aboutgutbleedinginover10yearsandthereforetheintentionofthistextbookisto ?llthatvoidbyprovidingareviewofacomprehensiveapproachtouppergut,mid, andlowergutbleeding. CliniciansatDukeUniversitywhohaveacommoninterestinthegastrointes- naltracthavecollaboratedintheconstructionofthistext. Thisefforthasbrought together surgeons, gastroenterologists, and radiologists, to carefully chronicle the presentation, diagnosis, and management of modern day causes of gastrointes- nal bleeding. These co-authors concentrate on some of the latest innovations in the endoluminal and minimally invasive techniques that characterize the current approaches to these diseases. Emphasis has been placed on capsule endoscopy, double-balloon endoscopy, laparoscopic peptic ulcer surgery, and angiographic diagnosis and management techniques. The text has been written in such a way thatthereadercanquicklyreviewaspeci?ccauseofGIbleedingpriortomanaging ofsuchapatient. Weexpectthistextwillbeusedwiththesameimmediacyasthe diseasespresent. Wehopethatthistextprovidesafoundationforlearningformedicalstudents, interns,residents,andpractitionerswhoencounterthesecriticallyillanddif?cultto managepatients. Durham,NC,USA AuroraD. Pryor Durham,NC,USA TheodoreN. Pappas Durham,NC,USA MalcolmStanleyBranch v Acknowledgment TheeditorswouldliketothankMs. VirginiaCashforherhelpinthepreparation andcoordinationofthetext. vii Contents Part I Upper GI Bleeding Stabilization of Patients Presenting with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. ..3 ErrolL. BushandMarkL. Shapiro Urgent Workup for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding...13 LorettaErhunmwunseeandSandhyaA. Lagoo-Deenadayalan Management of Esophageal Variceal Bleeding ...23 KekiBalsaraandLisaPickett Management of Dieulafoy's Lesions ...31 SerainaK. Faes,BrianR. Untch,ClaireEdwards,JohnTurner, MartinPoleski,andDouglasS. Tyler Management of Bleeding Peptic Ulcer Disease ...39 JamesC. PadussisandTheodoreN. Pappas Management of Unusual Sources of Upper GI Bleeding...65 ElisabethTracyandJanetTuttle-Newhall Mallory-Weiss Syndrome...79 JacobN. SchroderandMalcolmS. Branch Management of Bleeding Small Bowel Tumors...85 KeriE. LunsfordandAuroraD. Pryor Management of Bleeding from the Bile Duct ...103 CarlosE. MarroquinandBridgetM. Marroquin Management of Bleeding from the Pancreas...
Release date Australia
February 3rd, 2010
Edited by Aurora D. Pryor Edited by M. Stanley Branch Edited by Theodore N. Pappas
Country of Publication
United States
17 black & white tables, biography
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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