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Textbook of Gastroenterology
2-Volume Set

Fourth Edition
by Tadataka Yamada

Textbook of Gastroenterology reviews clinically relevant basic science, presents practical approaches to common symptoms, discusses the entire spectrum of diseases, and describes all diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available today.


  • Comprehensive coverage applies basic science information to encyclopedic discussions of all gastroenterological discussions of all gastroenterological problems
  • Unmatched technical material describes both new and proven laboratory, radiographic, and endoscopic techniques
  • Expert editorship from a leader in gastroenterology
  • Two-colour design provides a visually exciting forum highlighted by illustrations, algorithms and cartoons to clarify complex concepts
  • High-quality full-colour illustrations
  • "Approach to the Patient" chapters offer practical guidance for diagnosing ad managing common complaints


Basic Mechanisms of Normal and Abnormal Gastrointestinal Function


  • The Integrated Responses of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver to a Meal
  • The Enteric Nervous System and Its Extrinsic Conditions
  • Sensory Neurons of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Gastrointestinal Hormones and Receptors
  • The Brain-Gut Axis
  • Smooth Muscle of the Gut
  • The Immune System and Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  • Epithelia: Biologic Principles of Organisation


  • Esophageal Motor Function
  • The Physiology of Gastric Motility and Gastric Emptying
  • Motility of the Small Intestine and Colon
  • Motility of the Biliary Tract

Secretion and Absorption

  • Gastric Secretion
  • Electrolyte Secretion and Absorption: Small Intestine and Colon
  • Pancreatic Secretion
  • Bile Secretion and Choleastasis


  • Carbohydrate Assimilation
  • Intestinal Lipid Absorption
  • Protein Digestion and Assimilation
  • Vitamin and Mineral Absorption
  • General Nutritional Principles


  • Gastrointestinal Blood Flow
  • Growth and Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neoplasia of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • The Bacterial Flora of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Drug Metabolism in the Liver and Intestines
  • Pathogenesis of Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Hepatic Regeneration

Approaches to Common Gastrointestinal Problems

  • Psychosocial Factors in the Care of Patients With Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Approach to the Patient With Dyspepsia and Related Functional Gastrointestinal Complaints
  • Approach to the Patient With Dysphagia or Odynophagia
  • Approach to the Patient With Unexplained Non-Cardia Chest Pain
  • Approach to the Patient With Gross Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Approach to the Patient With Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Approach to the Patient With Unintentional Weight Loss and Eating Disorders
  • Approach to the Patient With Obesity
  • Approach to the Patient With Nausea and Vomiting
  • Approach to the Patient With Abdominal Pain
  • Approach to the Patient With Gas and Bloating
  • Approach to the Patient With Acute Abdomen
  • Approach to the Patient With Ileus and Obstruction
  • Approach to the Patient With Diarrhea
  • Approach to the Patient With Constipation
  • Approach to the Patient With Jaundice
  • Approach to the Patient With Abnormal Liver Chemistries
  • Approach to the Patient With Ascites
  • Approach to the Patient With a Liver Mass
  • Approach to the Patient With Fulminant (Acute) Liver Failure
  • Skin Lesions Associated With Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
  • Oral Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Approach to Gastrointestinal Problems in the Immunocompromised Patient
  • Approach to Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases in the Female Patient
  • Approach to the Patient Requiring Nutritional Supplementation
  • Genetic Counseling for Gastrointestinal Patients
  • Approach to the Patient With Drug or Alcohol Dependency
  • Advice to Travelers
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal Diseases


  • Esophagus: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Motility Disorders of the Esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Esophageal Infections Including Disorders Associated With AIDS
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Miscellaneous Diseases of the Esophagus: Systemic, Dermatologic Disease, Foreign Bodies and Physical Injury


  • Stomach: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Disorders of Gastric Emptying
  • Acid Peptic Disorders
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Gastritis and Gastroenteropathy
  • Tumors of the Stomach
  • Surgery for Peptic Ulced Disease and Postagastrectomy Syndromes
  • Miscellaneous Diseases of the Stomach

Small Intestine

  • Small Intestine: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Dysmotility of the Small Intestine and Colon
  • Small Intestine: Infections With Common Bacterial and Viral Pathogens
  • Chronic Infections
  • Celiac Disease
  • Disorders of Epithelial Transport in the Small Intestine
  • Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Tumors of the Small Intestine
  • Miscellaneous Diseases of the Small Intestine
  • Colon: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Miscellaneous Inflammatory and Structural Disorders of the Colon
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diverticular Disease of the Colon
  • Bacterial Infections of the Colon
  • Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Malignant Tumors of the Colon
  • Anorectal Diseases


  • Pancreas: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Nonendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
  • Endocrine Neoplasms of the Pancreas
  • Hereditary Diseases of the Pancreas

Gallbladder and Biliary Tract

  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract: Anatomy and Structural Anomalies
  • Gallstones
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Other Cholangiopathies
  • Cystic Diseases of the Biliary Tract
  • Tumors of the Biliary Tract
  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (Postcholecystectomy Syndrome)


  • Anatomy, Microscopic Structure and Cell Types of the Liver
  • Acute Viral Hepatitis
  • Chronic Hepatitis B Viral Infection
  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection
  • Drug-Induced Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Metabolic Diseases of the Liver
  • Alcoholic Liver Diseases
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • CNS and Pulmonary Complications of End Stage Liver Diseases
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Abscess
  • Vascular Diseases of the Liver

Abdominal Cavity

  • Abdominal Cavity: Anatomy, Structural Anomalies, and Hernias
  • Intraabdominal Abscesses and Fistulas
  • Diseases of the Peritoneum, Retroperitoneum, Mesentery, and Omentum


  • Gastrointestinal Complications of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Parasitic Diseases: Protozoa
  • Parasitic Diseases: Helminths
  • Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations of Specific Genetic Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Immunologic Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Vascular Malformations of Neoplasms: Arterial, Venous, Arteriouvenous, and Capillary
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Radiation Injury in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities in Gastroenterology

  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Economic Analysis in the Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Diseases
  • Molecular Biologic Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Reprocessing of Gastrointestinal Endoscopes and Accessories
  • Sedation and Monitoring for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Stone Removal and Endoscopic Biliary and Pancreatic Drainage
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy and Histo-Pathological Diagnosis
  • Microbiologic Studies
  • Gastrointestinal Dilation and Stent Placement
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Upper Gastrointestinal Variceal Hemorrhage
  • Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Polyps and Tumors
  • Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Motility: Methodoligic Considerations
  • Evaluation of Secretion and Absorption Functions of the GI Tract
  • Plain and Contrast Radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography
  • Applications of Computed Tomography to the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Applications of Radionuclide Imaging in Gastroenterology
  • Angiography
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laparoscopy and Laparotomy
  • Experimental Therapies: Hepatocyte Transplantation, Gene Therapy and Liver Assist Devices


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Textbook of Gastroenterology
2-Volume Set

Fourth Edition
by Tadataka Yamada

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