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Gastrointestinal Emergencies, 2nd Edition



Gastrointestinal Emergencies, 2nd Edition

Tony C. K. Tham (Editor), John S. A. Collins (Editor), Roy M. Soetikno (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30330-8 January 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


The definitive reference guide for the management of gastrointestinal emergencies and endoscopic complications

When you are caring for a patient with a gastrointestinal emergency – during a procedure or after emergency stabilization – you can count on this updated reference to supply the specific how-to guidance you need.

Written and edited by leading international experts in the field, the second edition of Gastrointestinal Emergencies:

  • now reflects the many diagnostic and therapeutic advances since publication of the first edition
  • covers the full range of gastrointestinal emergencies encountered in daily clinical practice
  • gives evidence-based approaches to the presentation, diagnosis, investigation, and management of patients
  • features the important contributions of new editor Roy Soetikno, Associate Professor of Medicine at the VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

All practitioners involved in gastrointestinal emergency care will find clear and succinct advice in this concise reference. Every Emergency Department and every endoscopy unit should keep a copy close at hand for quick reference.

Section 1: Approach to Specific Presentations.

1. Approach to Dysphagia (John Collins).

2. Approach to Vomiting (Bee Chan Lee, John Collins).

3. Approach to Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Patrick Allen, Tony Tham).

4. Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain (Tony Tham).

5. Approach to Jaundice (Tony Tham).

6. Acute Severe Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Tonya Kaltenbach, Roy Soetikno).

7. Diarrhea (John Collins).

Section 2: Complications of Gastrointestinal Procedures.

8. Complications of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Reza Shaker, Colm O`Loughlin).

9. Complications of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (Freddy Vandenbussche, Jo Vandervoort).

10. Complications of Variceal Sclerotherapy, Ligation and Balloon Tamponade (Yan Zhong, Stefan Seewald, Nib Soehendra).

11. ERCP Complications (Victor Chen, Richard Wong).

12. Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery (Stephen Attwood).

13. Liver biopsy (Ramsey Cheung).

14. Complications of Colonoscopy (Sybile Van Lierde, Jo Vandervoort).

15. Capsule Endoscopy Complications (Ma. Cecilia Sison, Andres Sanchez Yagüe, Kenneth Binmoeller, Roy Soetikno).

16. Endoscopic Ultrasound Complications (Ma. Cecilia Sison, Andres Sanchez Yagüe, Kenneth Binmoeller, Roy Soetikno).

Section 3: Specific Conditions.

17. Foreign Body Impaction in the Esophagus (George Triadafilopoulos).

18. Esophageal Perforation (Peter Siersema).

19. Perforation of the GI tract (John Moorehead, Ian McAllister).

20. Intestinal Obstruction (Andrew Crumley, Robert Stuart).

21. Management of Acute Upper Non-Variceal Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (Kelvin Palmer).

22. Acute Pancreatitis (David Lichtenstein).

23. Biliary Emergencies (David Carr-Locke, Bhavani Moparty).

24. Variceal Hemorrhage (Yan Zhong, Stefan Seewald, Nib Soehendra).

25. Acute Liver Failure (Aijaz Ahmed, Emmet Keeffe).

26. Management of Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (Andrés Cárdenas, Pere Ginès).

27. Alcoholic Hepatitis (David Patch).

28. Acute Appendicitis (John Moorehead, Ian McAllister).

29. Ischemic Bowel (Shai Friedland, Roy Soetikno).

30. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Subrata Ghosh).

31. Infectious Diarrhea (John Collins, Graham Morrison).

32. Diverticular Disease (Tonya Kaltenbach, Roy Soetikno).

33. Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease (Wallace Dinsmore, Afshin Nasoodi).

"This is a highly useful book for physicians dealing with emergency situations and complications relating to any part of the digestive system - the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon (including all its portions), liver, pancreas, bile ducts and other organs. We commend the editors and all contributors for creating this valuable and outstanding book." (Biz India, 2 February 2012)

Reviews on 1st edition:
"This book [...] educates the uninitiated that there are many emergencies associated with the gastrointestinal tract and that these may present to either physicians or surgeons." (Emergency Medicine Journal, 18 523)



"This book provides clear and succinct advice and should be made readily available to those working on general medical and surgical units." (Ulster Medical Journal, 72 (2) pp129 November 2003)

● An immediate reference for when unexpected gastrointestinal emergencies occur
● A practical, up-to-date guide and immediate reference for the physician or surgeon in the management of commonly presenting GI emergencies
● Comprises three sections using the symptom based approach, which gives a quick overview of the initial presenting complaint followed by detailed sections on specific problems
● Covers procedures for avoiding and managing specific conditions, particularly difficulties after endoscopy procedures – including the latest techniques
● Clear and succinct advice relevant to those in specialist gastroenterology areas, and those working on general medicine and surgical units