Godfrey Lule

University of Nairobi Kenya

Professor Godfrey Lule was born in Kampala, Uganda, and studied medicine at Makerere University, Kampala graduating with the MBChB degree in 1976. He specialized in internal medicine at the University of Nairobi. He studied at the University of London and The London School of Tropical Medicine and Health obtaining the postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and the MSc. in infectious disease at the University of London. In 2008, he received the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh). He has published over 50 original articles in peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to textbooks especially covering the fields of gastroenterology and HIV disease. In 2000, he edited the first edition of 'Guidelines to Antiretroviral Therapy in Kenya” followed by 'Guidelines to management of opportunistic infections in Kenya”. He currently works as a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Nairobi medical school and is a practicing consultant physician, gastroenterologist and infectious disease specialist.

Godfrey Lule

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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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