Only comprehensive work on the market covering all aspects of gastroenterology The Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology bridges basic science and clinical gastroenterology in a way that should appeal to the expert researching a topic outside his or her reld of expertise as well as to students and the educated public. Although some articles on the basic medical sciences stand alone, most integrate these topics with areas of clinical medicine.
These volumes appear at a time when general interest in, and knowledge of, the gastrointestinal tract is expanding at a rapid rate. Research has led to new approaches in the treatment of many gastrointestinal diseases and a plethora of new drugs have been added to the pharmaceutical armamentarium. Diagnostic procedures have advanced remarkably over the past few years, leading to an increased understanding of how diseases develop and an improved ability to detect them.