By Cyrus R. Kapadia
Going past mere analysis, An Atlas of Gastroenterology covers every thing from swallowing problems to therapy of jaundiced and immuno-compromised sufferers. Tables, illustrations, and case histories placed the knowledge at your fingertips. best specialists mix lucid textual content with wide illustrations to interpret the thoughts wanted for an organization take hold of of the subject. assurance 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 mostly for family members and first care physicians An Atlas of Gastroenterology describes all points of the analysis and remedy of gastrointestinal sickness.
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Similar radiographic findings may be observed in tropical sprue, Whipple’s disease, malabsorption as a sequela of previous abdominal radiation, amyloidosis and a host of other conditions. It is not recommended, therefore, as part of the routine work-up. 9 shows some of the typical findings that may be seen in celiac sprue. Tropical sprue This occurs after prolonged residence in the tropics. Natives and visitors may be affected. The etiology is unknown. There appear to be distinct differences between Western hemispheric tropical sprue and that described from Asia.
11. 15). Jejunal resection The effects of jejunal resection are due to the loss of absorptive surface, resulting in the malabsorption of fat, carbohydrate and protein. However, the ileum can take over much of the absorptive function of the jejunum and hence the severity of the malabsorption is minimized. Ileal resection Two of the functions of the ileum for which the jejunum cannot substitute are: (1) Vitamin B12 absorption; (2) The active absorption of conjugated bile salts. In the discussion of the effects of ileal resection or disease, one could consider the disease involving the ileum, if substantial, to be similar to that of ileal resection.
5 Beware of a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome when any of the following are present Onset at an older age. 6 Irritable bowel syndrome – disease patterns Abdominal pain with diarrhea alternating with constipation Abdominal pain with constipation (constipation predominant) Abdominal pain with diarrhea (diarrhea predominant) * Diarrhea alone with no abdominal pain (uncommon, beware of diagnosis) * Constipation alone with no abdominal pain (uncommon, beware of diagnosis) * Idiopathic diarrhea or constipation is now classified separately from irritable bowel syndrome Epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Finding Prevalence Incidence Race Gender Time missed from work on account of IBS survey data from questionnaires based on above criteria for IBS: 3–5% ~ 1% per year; information inexact; < 25% of those with IBS (diagnosed in surveys) see a physician for their complaints no difference between races female : male 1 : 1 in those diagnosed in surveys female : male 3 : 1 for those who see a physician approximates that for the common cold passage of mucus, they will frequently admit to it when asked.