Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Number Of Pages: 405 Publication Date: 2000-07-15
Description:This detailed monograph encompasses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). With coverage unparalleled elsewhere, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease concentrates on various disorders sharing the common pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux, including disorders of the esophagus, oropharynx, larynx, and upper respiratory tract. This indispensable reference · compares GERD's pathogenesis from traditional (motor) and atraditional (epithelial) approaches · profiles asymmetric conditions in children and adults · highlights precursors of esophageal adenocarcinoma · explains the mechanisms of how acid damages the esophageal epithelium · illustrates GERD's relationship to extra-esophageal conditions such as laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, and asthma · and more! Written by internationally recognized specialists and supplemented with over 1200 literature references, drawings, photographs, X-rays, and tables, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a necessary addition to the library of gastroenterologists, internists, general and thoracic surgeons, family practitioners, pediatricians, surgical and medical residents, pharmacists and pharmacologists, pulmonologists, otolarynogologists, oncologists, pathologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.