Gut Instincts: A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases is a practical handbook that focuses on the diagnosis and management of the most commonly encountered digestive diseases. It is portable enough to keep in a lab coat or briefcase, yet informative enough for day-to-day patient care. Written and edited by Dr Esrailian and over 50 contributing experts, the language throughout is clear and concise enough for application at the office, or at the bedside.
Gut Instincts combines knowledge, experience, and evidence, helping providers of all levels to deliver the highest quality patient care. However, the chapters are concise and designed to be used as quick reference even during patient visits.
Unique benefits and features include: important clinical pearls for patient care; addresses the most frequently-encountered clinical problems in digestive diseases; focuses primarily on diagnosis and management; includes more than 50 algorithms, tables, and figures throughout the book; uses a coherent format while distributing high-yield information.
Some chapter topics include: Barrett's esophagus; pancreatic diseases; colon polyps; non alcoholic fatty liver disease; and complications of portal hypertension.
Gut Instincts combines knowledge, experience, and evidence and is the ideal resource for practicing gastroenterologists and fellows, residents and medical students, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and all primary care providers and trainees on the "front line" of patient care.
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). The UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases is among the largest and most historic of such divisions in the world. Attending the University of California at Berkeley and graduating with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in English, he subsequently graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Esrailian was named intern, junior resident, and senior resident of the year during all 3 years of his residency training. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA where he also obtained a Masters of Public Health degree with the assistance of a NIH-sponsored training grant. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has authored or co-authored manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts on various topics within digestive and liver diseases, and his primary clinical interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and functional gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. In 2010, Dr. Esrailian was appointed to the Medical Board of California by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.