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Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases, 2nd edn

By Manoop S Bhutani,
Peter Vilmann and
Adrian Saftoiu

Published 2017

146 pages, 47 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-908541-94-9

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Pancreaticobiliary diseases are extremely common, and all primary care staff will encounter patients with diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract. Rapid differentiation, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral to a specialist must be made to avoid serious life threatening consequences. It is therefore essential that every clinician has at least a basic understanding in this area.

Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases, 2nd edn  provides a clear and concise guide to diagnosis and management of these diseases. It is an invaluable resource for primary care providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, medical residents, interns, house physicians and all other health professionals faced with the challenge of caring for patients with diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract.

Contents

  • Anatomy, physiology and epidemiology
  • Evaluation of pancreaticobiliary diseases
  • Diseases of the gallbladder
  • Bile duct stone disease (choledocholithiasis)
  • Bile duct tumors
  • Unusual diseases of the biliary tree
  • Dysfunction of the sphincter of Oddi complex and gallbladder Acute pancreatitis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hereditary pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Unusual tumors of the pancreas and ampulla of Vater

Reviews

“A very well-written consensus, useful for both postgraduates and practicing gastroenterologists. I strongly recommend this book to all clinicians seeing patients with gastrointestinal problems.”
Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman and Chief of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India

 

The authors

Manoop S Bhutani

MD FASGE FACG FACP AGAF Professor of Medicine, Walter B Wriston Distinguished Professor for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Director of Endoscopic Research and Development, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA


Peter Vilmann

MD DSc HC FASGE Professor of Endoscopy, GastroUnit, Division of Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Copenhagen, Denmark


Adrian Saftoiu

MD PhD MSc FASGE  Visiting Clinical Professor, GastroUnit, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark; Professor of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques in Gastroenterology, Research Center of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Craiova, Romania


 

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