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Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: The Fundamentals, 5th Edition

Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: The Fundamentals, 5th Edition

Peter B. Cotton, Christopher B. Williams

ISBN: 978-0-470-98703-2

May 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages

Select type: O-Book


Gastrointestinal endoscopy is now mainstream and the focus is now changing from developing new techniques to enhancing the efficiency and quality of fundamental techniques. There are three elements to this agenda: initial training, continuous quality improvement and patient empowerment.

For the first time, the book is accompanied by two CD-ROMs - featuring video and animation of how to perform the techniques. The first CD-ROM covers the upper GI tract and consists of two sections: (1) the background to instruments and how to get set up, and (2) how to perform diagnostic techniques. The second CD-ROM covers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in colonoscopy.
Cotton and Williams' book has evolved with each new edition to reflect developments in the field of endoscopy over the last 20 years.

This fifth edition draws on the vast experience of the authors and heralds current changes in both endoscopy and publishing.

The emerging 'back to basics' attitude of endoscopy opinion formers with regard to the teaching of endoscopy has resulted in a more focused table of contents specifically targeted at newcomers to this specialty.

Preface to the Fifth Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.


Information on the Accompanying CD-ROM's.

1. The Endoscopy Unit and Staff.

2. Equipment.

3. Patient Care.

4. Diagnostic Upper Endoscopy Techniques.

5. Therapeutic Upper Endoscopy.

6. Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.

7. Therapeutic Colonoscopy.

8. Resources and Links.


'This book is essential reading for all trainees in gastroenterology and should be read by all practicing endoscopists who are interested in improving their techniques.' Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, August 1998 on the 4th edition

'The two titans of the endoscopic firmament have updated a book that is packed end to end with practical advice. I have no idea how many hundreds of endoscopists this pair have taught but their students are fortunate indeed. The rest of us can just share in their experience from their book.' Gut, Nov 1996 on the 4th edition.

*Specifically designed for trainee gastroenterologists who are just starting to learn the specialty of endoscopy
*Procedures are described in great depth, drawing on the vast experience of the authors
*Two high-quality accompanying CD-ROMs with video and animation of upper and lower GI endoscopy techniques