Gastroenterology and Hepatology Lecture Notes 2nd Edition PDF
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With the first edition of Lecture notes in Gastroenterology and Hepatology we strove to create a book that read just as we teach, incorporating the important and pertinent parts of anatomy, physiology and pathology into the structure of the lesson. In this way the building blocks of clinical understanding can illuminate rather than distract, or worse yet bore, the student or aspiring gastroenterologist. With this edition we have attempted to augment and clarify this concept by using a very uniform structure. Each section, where it is at all appropriate, is divided into subsections on the epidemiology, causes, clinical features, investigation, treatment and prognosis of the condition being considered. We hope this will help with understanding the material and integrating it into practice, as well as improve the textbook as a reference source or revision aid. Icons that alert the reader to those aspects of a disease that we believe are especially important, whether it be from a basic science, clinical or emerging topic perspective, have been added to focus the reader further. This textbook is intended as a source of information and advice for all who are starting out in the important work of assisting people with disturbances of gastroenterological and hepatological function, from the most junior of medical students to those preparing for specialist exams. To this end we have added ‘key point’ summaries to each chapter, as an aid to revision and understanding. We have also added an extensive ‘best answer’ multi‐choice question section, in the style of the MRCP and FRACP examinations. These questions remain very clinically focused and draw heavily on our own clinical experiences.
We believe that those early in their training will find them just as illuminating as those further along will find them challenging. Additionally, we have added further line diagrams and clinical images, with the aim of illustrating the important concepts without cluttering the book.
We firmly believe that our patients are the people who teach us the most. However, guidance from our colleagues and sources such as this book help light the path that each of us must walk to become the best clinician we can. We hope this book guides you in the same way that writing it has us.
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