Anthony G. Catto-Smith

Royal Children's HospitalAustralia

Professor Tony G Catto-Smith is Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, trained in paediatrics in the UK and Australia, then in paediatric gastroenterology at the University of Calgary in Canada. After returning to Melbourne in 1990, he pioneered the introduction of clinical techniques for the measurement of gastrointestinal motility at RCH. He has continued a strong clinical interest in disorders of colorectal function and published extensively in this area. A major clinical achievement has been the introduction of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement for children in Australia. Other clinical and research interests include the pathogenesis and treatment of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. He is the author of over 100 journal articles.

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Anthony G. Catto-Smith

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 quality of life. Secondary faecal soiling has a profound psychological effect at all ages. This book provides contributions from authors with a range of backgrounds which clarify the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy of constipation for the general population and also for certain high risk groups.

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