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  • Constipation - Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Constipation - Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Editor Anthony G. Catto-Smith
    ISBN 978-953-51-0237-3,
    186 pages, March, 2012
    Constipation is common in both adults and children. Estimates would suggest a median prevalence of around 12-16% in the general population. While regarded as a minor nuisance in some cases, its consequences can be severe, with a substantial impact on ...
  • Pancreatitis - Treatment and Complications
    Pancreatitis - Treatment and Complications
    Editor Luis Rodrigo Saez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0109-3,
    224 pages, March, 2012
    Pancreatitis may be acute or chronic. Although they can be caused by similar aetiologies, they tend to follow distinct natural histories. Around 80% of acute pancreatitis (AP) diagnoses occur as secondary to gallstone disease and alcohol misuse. This ...
  • Colorectal Cancer - From Prevention to Patient Care
    Colorectal Cancer - From Prevention to Patient Care
    Editor Rajunor Ettarh
    ISBN 978-953-51-0028-7,
    550 pages, February, 2012
    The projections for future growth in the number of new patients with colorectal cancer in most parts of the world remain unfavorable. When we consider the substantial morbidity and mortality that accompanies the disease, the acute need for improvemen ...
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
    Chronic Pancreatitis
    Editor David Sutherland
    ISBN 978-953-51-0011-9,
    152 pages, February, 2012
    Chronic pancreatitis is a disease of diverse etiologies in which pain can be devastating, severely impairing quality of life, and treatment is a challenge. This book covers cutting edge basic science research and clinical diagnosis and treatment issu ...
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Advances in Pathogenesis and Management
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Advances in Pathogenesis and Management
    Editor Sami Karoui
    ISBN 978-953-307-891-5,
    344 pages, January, 2012
    This book is dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease, and the authors discuss the advances in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as several new parameters involved in the etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, s ...
  • Ulcerative Colitis from Genetics to Complications
    Ulcerative Colitis from Genetics to Complications
    Editor Mustafa M. Shennak
    ISBN 978-953-307-853-3,
    234 pages, January, 2012
    Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a rapidly evolving medical field, and will continue to be very exiting in the next few decades. Although the underlying cause of this disease is still unknown, results in research dealing with various issues related to this ...
  • Crohn's Disease
    Crohn's Disease
    Editor Sami Karoui
    ISBN 978-953-307-811-3,
    222 pages, January, 2012
    In this book, several important points regarding Crohn's disease are discussed. In the first section, we focus on etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and the recent advances in our overall understanding of the disease - specifically, the role of the gut ...
  • Appendicitis - A Collection of Essays from Around the World
    Appendicitis - A Collection of Essays from Around the World
    Editor Anthony Lander
    ISBN 978-953-307-814-4,
    236 pages, January, 2012
    This book is a collection of essays and papers from around the world, written by surgeons who look after patients of all ages with abdominal pain, many of whom have appendicitis. All general surgeons maintain a fascination with this important conditi ...