Gastrointestinal Emergencies 3E provides practical, up-to-date guidance for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, emergency and acute physicians, medical students and trainees managing patients presenting with GI complications and/or emergencies.
Combining a symptom section, a specific conditions section and a section that examines complications (and solutions) of GI procedures, focus throughout is on clear, specific how-to guidance, for use before a procedure or immediately after emergency stabilization. An evidence-based approach to presentation, diagnosis and investigation is utilized throughout.
New to this third edition are several brand new chapters covering various complications of procedures and specific conditions not previously featured, as well as a thorough look at the many diagnostic and therapeutic advances in recent years. In addition, every chapter from the current edition has undergone wholesale revision to ensure it is updated with the very latest in management guidelines and clinical practice. Once again, full range of emergencies encountered in daily clinical practice will be examined, such as acute pancreatitis, esophageal perforation, capsule endoscopy complications, acute appendicitis, and the difficulties after gastrointestinal procedures. International guidelines from the world’s key gastroenterology societies will be included in relevant chapters.
Gastrointestinal Emergencies 3E is the definitive reference guide for the management of gastrointestinal emergencies and endoscopic complications, and the perfect accompaniment for the modern-day gastroenterologist, surgeon, emergency and acute physicians.
Every Emergency Department, GI/endoscopy unit, medical/surgical admission unit should keep a copy close at hand for quick reference.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Approach to specific presentations
1 Approach to dysphagia, 3 2 Approach to vomiting, 8 3 Approach to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, 12 4 Approach to acute abdominal pain, 19 5 Approach to jaundice, 25 6 Acute severe lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, 34 7 Approach to diarrhea, 39
Section 2: Complications of gastrointestinal procedures and therapy
8 Complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, 45 9 Complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, 51 10 Complications of endoscopic variceal ligation, sclerotherapy, and balloon tamponade, 57 11 ERCP complications, 61 12 Complications of laparoscopic surgery, 70 13 Complications of liver biopsy, 77 14 Complications of colonoscopy, 81 15 Complications of capsule endoscopy, 86 16 Complications of endoscopic ultrasound, 91 17 Complications of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), 99 18 Complications of bariatric surgery, 105 19 Complications of drugs used in gastroenterology, 117
Section 3: Specific conditions
20 Foreign body impaction in the esophagus, 135 21 Esophageal perforation, 142 22 Acute upper non ]variceal gastrointestinal hemorrhage, 151 23 Acute pancreatitis, 158 24 Biliary tract emergencies, 172 25 Variceal hemorrhage, 177 26 Acute liver failure, 183 27 Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, 193 28 Alcoholic hepatitis, 204 29 Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract, 211 30 Intestinal obstruction, 220 31 Acute appendicitis, 225 32 Middle gastrointestinal bleeding, 230 33 Ischemic bowel, 239 34 Acute severe ulcerative colitis, 242 35 Gastrointestinal infections, 251 36 Diverticular disease, 263 37 Gastrointestinal complications of HIV disease, 269 38 Gastrointestinal complications in the intensive care unit, 276 Index, 282