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Current Concepts in Colonic Disorders

Edited by Godfrey Lule

University of Nairobi, Kenya

The 21st Century has seen a resurgence of research of the gastrointestinal tract, especially since it was established that it plays a central role as an immune system organ and consequentially has a huge impact on causation, impact and transmission of most human ailments. New diseases such as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, hepatitis and tumours of the gastrointestinal tract have emerged and they are currently subjects of intensive research and topics of scientific papers published worldwide. Old diseases like diarrhea have become extremely complex to diagnose with new and old pathogens, drugs, tumours and malabsorptive disorders accounting for the confusion. This book has set out algorithms on how to approach such conditions in a systematic way both to reach a diagnosis and to make patient management cheaper and more efficient. "Current Concepts in Colonic Disorders" attempts to put all the new information into proper perspective with emphasis on aetiopathogenesis and providing rational approach to management of various old and new diseases. As the book editor, I have found this first edition extremely interesting and easy to understand. Comments on how to improve the content and manner of presentation for future editions are extremely welcome.

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Current Concepts in Colonic DisordersEdited by Godfrey Lule

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1202

ISBN: 978-953-307-957-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6772-3

Copyright year: 2012

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90961 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Adult Intussusception

By Saulius Paskauskas and Dainius Pavalkis


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2. Predictors and Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Intussusception in Children

By Luca Lideo and Milan Roberto


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3. Appendiceal Intussusception

By Nikolaos Varsamis, Konstantinos Pouggouras, Nikolaos Salveridis, Aekaterini Theodosiou, Eftychios Lostoridis, Georgios Karageorgiou, Athanasios Mekakas and Konstantinos Christodoulidis


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4. Management of Secretory Diarrhea

By Claudia Velázquez, Fernando Calzada, Mirandeli Bautista and Juan A. Gayosso


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5. Clostridia Difficile Diarrhea

By Enoch Lule


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6. Introduction and Classification of Childhood Diarrhoea

By Angela Ine Frank-Briggs


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7. Traveller’s Diarrhoea and Intestinal Protozoal Diarrhoeal Disease

By Constantine M. Vassalos and Evdokia Vassalou


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8. Alvarado Score Between 4 and 6, the Place of the CT Scan

By S. Loudjedi, M. Bensenane, N. Meziane, F. Ghirane and M. Kherbouche


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9. Perforated Appendicitis

By Ali Akbar Salari


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10. Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction

By Abdulmalik Altaf and Nisar Haider Zaidi


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11. Treatment of Colorectal Stricture After Circular Stapling Anastomoses

By S. Shimada, M. Kuramoto, A. Matsuo, S. Ikeshima, H. Kuhara, K. Eto and H. Baba


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12. Postoperative Ileus: Pathophysiology and Treatment

By N.S. Tropskaya and T.S. Popova


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13. Prospective Uses of Genetically Engineered Lactic Acid Bacteria for the Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

By Jean Guy LeBlanc, Silvina del Carmen, Fernanda Alvarenga Lima, Meritxell Zurita Turk, Anderson Miyoshi, Vasco Azevedo and Alejandra de Moreno de LeBlanc


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14. Prognostic Relevance of Subjective Theories of Illness on the Clinical and Psychological Parameters in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients – A Longitudinal Study

By A. Riedl, J. Maass, A. Ahnis, A. Stengel, H. Mönnikes, B.F. Klapp and H. Fliege


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15. Modulation of Visceral Pain by Stress: Implications in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By Agata Mulak, Muriel Larauche and Yvette Tache


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16. Dysbiosis of the Intestinal Microbiota in IBS

By Anna Lyra and Sampo Lahtinen


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