Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Gastroenterology by Bruce E. Sands

By Bruce E. Sands

Mount Sinai specialist publications: Gastroenterology will provide physicians with a very medical and available instruction manual overlaying the foremost GI illnesses and indicators, their analysis and scientific management.  

Perfect as a point-of-care source at the health facility wards and also as a refresher for board examination preparation, the concentration all through is on providing swift reference, crucial details on every one disorder to permit for speedy, effortless searching and assimilation of the must-know information.  All chapters persist with a constant template together with the subsequent features:

- a gap bottom-line/key issues section
- class, pathogenesis and prevention of disease
- Evidence-based prognosis, together with proper algorithms, laboratory and imaging checks, and strength pitfalls whilst diagnosing a patient
- affliction administration together with everyday drugs with dosages, while to accomplish surgical procedure, administration algorithms and the way to prevent complications
- the way to deal with targeted populations, ie, in being pregnant, youngsters and the elderly
- The very most modern evidence-based results, major society instructions (ASG/ACG/UEGW) and key exterior resources to consult

In addition, the e-book comes with a companion web site housing additional positive factors such as case stories with related questions for self-assessment, key sufferer recommendation and ICD codes.  each one consultant additionally has its personal cellular app that can be purchased, permitting you quick entry to the foremost gains anywhere you'll be.

If you concentrate on gastroenterology and require a concise, useful advisor to the medical administration of GI disease, bought to you by way of one in every of world's prime hospitals, then this can be the precise publication for you.

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The complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) may suggest dehydration, anemia, inflammation, hypokalemic metabolic acidosis from a loss of gastric secretions which may be worsened by dehydration, and activation of the renin– angiotensin system. • All women of childbearing age should have serum or urine human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels. g. g. digoxin, salicylates, theophylline), urine toxicology, ethanol level as indicated by the clinical scenario.

Lists of imaging techniques • Barium esophagram: a radiographic test in which the patient is given liquid barium or a barium tablet and swallows with X-rays taken. It is useful in evaluating patients with dysphagia and can detect hiatal hernias, strictures, rings and reflux. It may also provide an impression of disordered esophageal motility. • Videofluoroscopy: useful in evaluating patients who report oropharyngeal dysphagia. The patient is given foods of different consistencies to swallow, such as liquid or apple sauce, and the swallow is videotaped.

Bruits may suggest vascular disease. The abdomen should be palpated lightly starting farthest from the area of tenderness. The location of tenderness and the presence of guarding or masses should be noted. Rebound tenderness can be assessed while minimizing patient discomfort by lightly percussing the abdomen. • A rectal examination should be performed in all patients. • A pelvic examination should be performed in female patients with a suspicion of gynecological pathology. • The examination in chronic abdominal pain is similar, although patients would be unlikely to have toxicity or peritoneal signs.

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