Alcohol Interactions with Drugs and Chemicals is a concise volume that identifies, documents, and assesses the capacity of alcohol to alter the toxicity of chemical pollutants and drugs in animal models and humans. The book systematically assesses interactions according to general chemical classes of inorganic and organic agents. It also presents an integrative discussion of the significance of these findings to public health. Alcohol Interactions with Drugs and Chemicals will be a valuable reference tool for environmental scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and alcohol researchers studying the interactions of alcohol with drugs and chemical pollutants.
This is a carefully illustrated volume of surgical procedures. Well-known standard as well as alternative procedures in surgery of the stomach and the proximal duodenum are depicted with anatomical exactness. Possible complications, errors, and dangers and how to avoid them are discussed in detail. Each operative step is illustrated superbly and accompanied by a short, precise text. Both illustrations and text stem from the practical experience in the operating theater of the many renowned surgeons who have contributed to this volume. The book serves as an indispensable reference for surgeons; likewise, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, and anatomists will find this volume of immeasurable value in their daily work.
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.
In 1968 the first contacts were arranged with the publishing house of Urban & Schwarzenberg concerning the establishment of a periodical to be produced in English with the aim of publishing important scientific work in pediatric surgery and related disciplines. I thought especially of certain excellent inaugural disser tations and theses. When Urban & Schwarzenberg promised to start such a series, I recruited Peter Rickham, then in Liverpool and now in Zurich, and Jean Prevot of Nancy as executive editors. We chose the title Progress in Pediatric Surgery - Fortschritte del' Kinderchirurgie - Acquisitions en Chirurgie Enfantile as the name of our new series. The first volume was published in 1970, followed by another 16 volumes during the next 14 years. At the suggestion of Michael Urban, we turned from the publication of long papers to theme-based volumes, which proved to be extraordinarily useful. Mr. Urban, the head of Urban & Schwarzenberg, told us in 1982 that his firm could no longer look after Progress in Pediatric Surgery. With the agreement of Mr. Urban, we had to look for another' publisher and found Springer-Verlag, who agreed to continue publishing Progress in Pediatric Surgery in the approved lay-out. We cordially thank Dietrich G6tze of Springer-Verlag for his helpful support. This volume (No. 18) is the first of Progress in Pediatric Surgery to appear under the guidance of Springer-Verlag. We want to express our thanks to Mr. Urban and Dr.
The third triennial congress of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (lSDE) was held in Munich in September 1986 under the presidency of J. Rudiger Siewert. The very well organized and epoch-making meeting was part of the International Esophageal Week and was held in conjunction with the International Conference of Esophageal Diseases, the European Study Group of Diseases of the Esophagus (GEEMO), and International Organization for Statistical Studies of Esophageal Diseases (OESO). I am very pleased that it has been possible to publish the proceedings of the congress so rapidly. The problems associated with diseases of the esophagus are multifaceted, varying considerably according to locality; their study thus neces sitates a large international forum, which is one of the founding aims of the ISDE. We hope that this volume, by virtue of the in-depth and up-dated reports it contains, can playa role in advancing the work being done in this field. Finally I should like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Professor Siewert and Dr. Holscher for their contribution toward the success of the congress. Kiyoshi Inokuchi, M.D., F.A.C.S. President of the ISDE Preface The scientific knowledge about esophageal diseases and their treatment has rapidly developed and increased within the last 10 years. The present book reproduces for 1987 the topical state of the art about pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostic, and therapy of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus.
Alcohol abuse ranks among the most common and also the most severe environmental hazards to human health. Its significance is heightened by the possibility of prevention by elimination of the habit, however, rarely exerted. The incidence of deleterious effects on human health has relentlessly risen in the past years for a variety of factors. They include migration of populations and, particularly, increased urbanization. Thus, in some parts of the world, population groups previously spared have become involved, which is also re flected in the increasing number of breweries and distilleries in the developing countries. Social, religious, and gender-related barriers to alcohol consumption are loosening, and the financial improvement of some segments of populations now enable them to buy alcoholic beverages. Thus the greatest percentage rise in the United States has recently been in black women. Adolescents and young people drink more alcoholic beverages than ever, and growing alcohol abuse by pregnant women has let to an increase of the incidence of the fetal alcohol syndrome. While the social and behavioral, including psychiatric, consequences of alcoholism are staggering, the gastrointestinal and, particularly, hepatic manifestations are the most widespread somatic effects, and chronic hepatic disease in alcoholics appears to cause the greatest cost to society. Indeed, mortality from liver cirrhosis is considered a reliable index of alcohol consumption in a country.
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
This volume provides a detailed and comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The opening chapters on its pathogenesis and epidemiology include discussions of Helicobacter pylori as an etiological agent, and Barrett's esophagus. The bulk of the volume is taken up with critical reviews of all the contemporary approaches to GERD - both medical and surgical (open and laparoscopic) - and presents the early results from laparoscopic trials throughout the world. The book concludes with detailed descriptions from expert practitioners of the various alternative laparoscopic fundoplication techniques. This timely publication will be of interest not only to gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons, but to all doctors and general practitioners who must advise and prescribe treatment for patients with this common, distressing, but remediable complaint.
A compendium of descriptive statistics on digestive diseases in the U.S. Each chapter provides analyses of primary data from recent, large U.S. surveys as well as interpretative review of the known epidemiology of each disease or condition. Covers: infectious diarrheas; viral hepatitis; esophageal, colorectal, liver & pancreatic cancer; hemorrhoids; peptic ulcer; constipation; gallstones; inflammatory bowel diseases; pancreatitis; & many more. Also discusses cost of digestive diseases in the U.S.; ICD-9-CM & ICD-10 Digestive Disease Codes.
The ideal quick-reference guide for the myriad surgical conditions that trainees and consultants in upper gastrointestinal surgery will face, containing a wealth of evidence-based expert advice as well as practical, highly-illustrated coverage of operative techniques.
Acute Care Surgery is a comprehensive textbook covering the related fields of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery. The full spectrum of Acute Care Surgery is expertly addressed, with each chapter highlighting cutting-edge advances in the field and underscoring state-of-the-art management paradigms. In an effort to create the most definitive reference on Acute Care Surgery, an evidence-based approach is emphasized for all content included. Also, notable controversies are discussed in detail often accompanied by data-driven resolutions.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Dyspepsia are two of the most common GI disorders facing practitioners today. This volume presents concise, practical, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and management of GERD and Dyspepsia with emphasis on current drug therapy. Generous use of tables, charts, bulleted information, and figures make this both a timely and easily accessible volume. Provides the latest information on the management and drug therapy of this increasingly common condition "Key Points" sections focus on the most important aspects of care Attractive two-color format highlights the text Introductory section on "What's Hot" focuses on cutting edge developments Special focus on latest drug therapies