Gastrointestinal Emergencies Handbook
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Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Second edition
edited by Tony C.K. Tham

Gastrointestinal Emergencies is the definitive reference guide for the management of gastrointestinal emergencies and endoscopic complications!

When you are caring for a patient with a gastrointestinal emergency during a procedure or after emergency stabilization you can count on this updated reference to supply the specific how-to guidance you need.

Features of Gastrointestinal Emergencies, 2nd edition:

  • now reflects the many diagnostic and therapeutic advances since publication of the first edition
  • covers the full range of gastrointestinal emergencies encountered in daily clinical practice
  • gives evidence-based approaches to the presentation, diagnosis, investigation, and management of patients
  • features the important contributions of new editor Roy Soetikno, Associate Professor of Medicine at the VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

All practitioners involved in gastrointestinal emergency care will find clear and succinct advice in this concise reference. Every Emergency Department and every endoscopy unit should keep a copy close at hand for quick reference.


Section 1: Approach to Specific Presentations

  1. Approach to Dysphagia
  2. Approach to Vomiting
  3. Approach to Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  4. Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain
  5. Approach to Jaundice
  6. Acute Severe Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  7. Diarrhea

Section 2: Complications of Gastrointestinal Procedures

  1. Complications of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  2. Complications of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
  3. Complications of Variceal Sclerotherapy, Ligation and Balloon Tamponade
  4. ERCP Complications
  5. Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery
  6. Liver Biopsy
  7. Complications of Colonoscopy
  8. Capsule Endoscopy Complications
  9. Endoscopic Ultrasound Complications

Section 3: Specific Conditions

  1. Foreign Body Impaction in the Esophagus
  2. Esophageal Perforation
  3. Perforation of the GI tract
  4. Intestinal Obstruction
  5. Management of Acute
  6. Acute Pancreatitis
  7. Biliary Emergencies
  8. Variceal Hemorrhage
  9. Acute Liver Failure
  10. Management of Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
  11. Alcoholic Hepatitis
  12. Acute Appendicitis
  13. Ischemic Bowel
  14. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  15. Infectious Diarrhea
  16. Diverticular Disease
  17. Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease


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Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Second edition
edited by Tony C.K. Tham

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