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By Cyrus R. Kapadia

Going past mere prognosis, An Atlas of Gastroenterology covers every little thing from swallowing problems to remedy of jaundiced and immuno-compromised sufferers. Tables, illustrations, and case histories positioned the knowledge at your fingertips. best specialists mix lucid textual content with huge illustrations to interpret the innovations wanted for a company take hold of of the subject. insurance comprises 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 largely for relatives and first care physicians An Atlas of Gastroenterology describes all facets of the prognosis and remedy of gastrointestinal disorder.

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Case history 6 A young man, 26 years old, was known to have Crohn’s disease. He was first diagnosed with ileocecal Crohn’s disease 5 years previously when he presented with episodes of colicky abdominal pain and a non-bloody diarrhea of 6 month’s duration. 18). This was consistent with the suspected diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. A colonoscopy was normal, but it was not possible to enter the narrowed terminal ileum. THE PATIENT WITH CHRONIC DIARRHEA He responded to corticosteroids and did well over the ensuing 5 years.

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. He denies recent weight loss, has an excellent appetite and claims he eats ‘like a horse’.

Did these patients, who were previously asymptomatic, have their symptoms brought on by an acute attack of gastroenteritis? Overall, two major factors appear to distinguish patients with irritable bowel syndrome from people who do not have the syndrome, although these factors are by no means clear cut. These are: altered pain perception; and altered intestinal motility. 8. g. g. pain thresholds measured with dilatation of balloons in different areas of the gastrointestinal tract Hypotheses Peripheral visceral afferents ?

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