Pavel Kohout

Charles University Prague

Pavel Kohout MD, Ph.D., assoc, prof, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague in 1986. He attended in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition. He worked at the internal department of Regional Hospital in Náchod 1987-1992, at the Department of Gerontology and Metabolic Care of Teaching Hospital Hradec Králové 1992 – 2002 and at the Department of Internal Medicine of Thomayer Hospital Prague since 2002. Since 2016 he is the head of the Internal Department. Dr. Kohout taught internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Hradec Králové 1996 – 2002, Nutrition at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and at this time is teaching internal medicine at the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University Prague. Dr. Kohout is a general internist (head of Internal department), with a special interest in Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, and Intensive Care. The main points of interest are Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, human microbiota, parenteral and enteral nutrition, including home parenteral and enteral nutrition, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

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The gastrostomy placement is a method of providing nutrition to the patients who are unable to eat. In this book you can find chapters focused on the use of gastrostomy in children, patients with neurological impairment and patients with head and neck tumours. Home enteral nutrition is suitable for all of these groups of patients and is far easier with gastrostomy. The new indications (especially in very young children) required new techniques such as: laparoscopic gastrostomy, laparoscopy assisted endoscopic gastrostomy with/without fundoplication, ultrasonography assisted gastronomy. All information about these techniques can be found in this book. This book does not serve as a basic textbook, but as an interesting reading material and as an aid for physicians who are already familiar with the indication for gastrostomy and want to know more.

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