By David S Rampton and
108 pages, 64 illustrations
$25.00 (Our delivery cost is a flat fee of $9.00 so the more you order the better!)
Ulcerative colitis and, particularly, Crohn's disease are becoming increasingly prevalent. Referred to collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), these chronic debilitating disorders now affect almost 1 in 250 people in Europe and the USA.
This fully updated third edition of Fast Facts: Inflammatory Bowel Disease maintains the high standard already set by the book's expert authors in the second edition, which won the BMA Medical Book Award for Gastroenterology. This well-illustrated handbook provides succinct yet thorough information on recognizing the disorders and their associated complications, as well as practical management advice on both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Fast Facts: Inflammatory Bowel Disease will prove an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals working with people with IBD and for patients who wish to know more about their condition.
Etiopathogenesis; Clinical features and complications; Diagnosis; Drug treatment; Medical management of ulcerative colitis; Medical management of Crohn’s disease; Surgery; IBD in pregnancy and childhood; Prognosis; Future Trends.
Winner of the first prize in the Gastroenterology category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2006
Professor Rampton (right) accepts the award
at the BMA, September 2006.
'Fast Facts: Inflammatory Bowel Disease is directed to the broad range of those involved in the management of patients with IBD: primary care physicians, specialist nurses, trainees and, indeed, the patients themselves. As with all titles in the series, this book is specifically designed for the reader with exactly the key medical information required to recognise, diagnose and consequently manage the disorder with the provision of optimum care. It does exactly that! 'Society of Gastroenterological Nurses and Endoscopy Associates
'An easily digestible multidisciplinary medical and surgical approach to the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease is presented in nine short chapters. Information is presented in a crisp and succinct fashion within a pleasing colourful layout.' Doody's Review
‘This is an ideal factual and reference handbook on all aspects of IBD.' NACC News
‘It is an up-to-date synopsis suitable as a reference for family physicians, emergency room physicians, general internists and medical students. It would also serve well as the earliest reference for training residents in gastroenterology and surgery before they expand their knowledge on this subject. It would be a valuable resource for allied health professionals assisting in the care of these patients such as dieticians, social workers, nurses and enterostomal therapists. ... Some patients might be comfortable with this as a disease reference'. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2007.
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David S Rampton
St. Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry London, UK
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