An easily accessible guide to diagnosing and managing critical situations, Emergencies in Gastroenterology and Hepatology aids doctors in dealing with acutely sick patients quickly and effectively. The book provides practical advice on how to make difficult decisions in an emergency situation. Areas covered include life and death emergencies, as well as the broad problems faced by on-call Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists on a daily basis. The focus
throughout is on immediate management, but the book also includes reference to long term follow up for certain problems.
Each chapter has an associated algorithm, which summarises the contents of the chapter, providing an aide memoir for the reader and facilitating learning, as well as being a quick reference tool. Bullet-point information for speed and clarity combined with the integral cross-referencing system, further enables quick access to the necessary information.
Dr Daniel Marks was appointed a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London in 2013, specialising in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. He has held a Specialist Registrar post at University College London Hospital in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics since 2011. He was awarded a PhD degree for his research into acute inflammation in Crohn's disease in 2006. Dr Marcus Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2006. He was previously a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Qualifying from St. Mary's Hospital, London in 1992, he trained at UCL, the Royal Free, and St. Mark's Hospitals. In 2002 he was awarded a PhD degree for his research into acute inflammation in Crohn's disease. He was Chairman of the New Consultants' Committee and member of Council of the Royal College of Physicians 2009-2011.
1. Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding ; 2. Overt lower gastrointestinal bleeding ; 3. Severe iron deficiency anaemia ; 4. Severe vomiting ; 5. Severe acute diarrhoea ; 6. Gastroenteritis ; 7. Complications of inflammatory bowel disease ; 8. Acute thoracic pain and dysphagia ; 9. Acute abdominal pain ; 10. Malnutrition and chronic gastrointestinal disease ; 11. Complications of nutritional support ; 12. HIV disease and the GI tract ; 13. Assessment of liver function ; 14. Jaundice ; 15. Acute liver failure ; 16. Complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension ; 17. Infections and the liver ; 18. Drug-induced liver injury ; 19. The liver in pregnancy ; 20. Hepatic trauma ; 21. Hepatic, neuroendocrine and general oncological emergencies ; 22. Liver transplant patients