Washington Manual of Gastroenterology Subspeciality Consult 3rd Edition PDF
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Gastroenterology continues to expand as a specialty, with a wealth of new insights on disease pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, and management options. In addition, certain disorders such as eosinophilic esophagitis, autoimmune enteropathy and autoimmune pancreatitis are being increasingly recognized and managed. Genetic testing now has a defined role in many gastrointestinal disorders, including colon cancer, and is actively utilized in clinical gastroenterology. Given these advances, it is clear that there is ongoing need for easy access of concise diagnostic and management direction for the novice and intermediate trainee, a need that this manual fulfills. The unique aspect of this manual is that it is conceived and written by trainees for trainees, with extensive mentoring and editing from academic faculty experts. The manual therefore describes symptoms and disease entities that are encountered most often in clinical units, both ambulatory and inpatient. The manual strives to provide a succinct yet descriptive synopsis of each condition, presenting the reader with disease characteristics, clinical features, investigation, and management.
With the widespread distribution and review of the second edition of the manual, it became evident that certain areas needed additional emphasis. The format of individual diseases and symptoms has been revised to follow specific subheadings to bring uniformity to the manual and to the Subspecialty Consult Series as a whole. The manual has been extensively updated. Two new chapters are included, Liver Transplantation and Genetic Testing in Gastrointestinal Diseases. In addition, the chapter on Nutrition has been revised to reflect Malnutrition. Extended segments have been updated, and in some cases, entire chapters have been rewritten by current Washington University internal medicine residents aspiring to become gastroenterologists and gastroenterology fellows currently enrolled in fellowship training, all under the watchful eyes of faculty experts. The third edition of the manual therefore represents an up-to-date yet concise treatise on current knowledge of common gastrointestinal ailments.
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