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Ascites - Physiopathology, Treatment, Complications and Prognosis

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ISBN: 9789535136132 9789535136149 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/67965 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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The term ""ascites"" is from the Greek word askites meaning ""baglike."" Although most commonly due to cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer, its presence can be a sign of other significant medical problems, such as Budd-Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis of the cause is usually done with blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen, and direct removal of the fluid by a needle or paracentesis (which may also be therapeutic). Treatment using medications (diuretics), external drainage, or other treatments is clearly defined. In this book, the authors describe the physiopathology of the diverse causes of ascites,the types of treatments recommended, the recent advances achieved, the complications and the prognosis of the different clinical situations that doctors must face.

Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

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ISBN: 9789535131779 9789535131786 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.5772/65184 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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This book contains recent advances about CD and NCGS written in eight chapters and is divided in three sections. In the first section, the main hallmarks of both diseases are described, together with the current diagnostic criteria of CD and its influence on the response to the vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection. The second section is dedicated to the description of several techniques for gluten determination in foods and if its consumption is good for nonceliac people. Finally, the third section contains complementary information related to the description and application of novel endoscopic techniques for confirming the diagnosis of CD. Another topic describes the growing consumption of gluten-free products and the adherence to this type of diet.

Challenges in Pancreatic Pathology

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ISBN: 9789535131151 9789535131168 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5772/62754 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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The assessment of the pancreas is a challenging problem because it has a profound location and it often presents difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. Despite many efforts in dealing with pancreatic diseases, the pathogenesis is not completely understood, the symptoms and imaging methods are unspecific, and the treatment possibilities are sometimes very limited. The major purpose of this book is to offer the reader a better understanding of the challenging aspects in pancreatic pathology, starting with anatomy and following with different pancreatic pathology. More space is allotted to pancreatic cancer, including surgical procedures, and to the management of the cystic lesions of the pancreas. This book is meant to provide a thorough guide for the best approaches in some of the difficult problems in pancreatology.

Constipation

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ISBN: 9781838818722 9781838818739 9781838818746 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73896 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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Constipation is a problem with multifactorial origin that affects both children and adults. It is a difficult problem to treat because there is no clear diagnostic criteria and there are only limited therapeutic options. This book presents information on constipation, including pathology, diagnosis, imaging, nutrition, and management, among other topics. It is written for physicians and interested readers alike.

Current Issues in the Diagnostics and Treatment of Acute Appendicitis

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ISBN: 9781789232967 9781789232974 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70917 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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The book Current Issues in the Diagnostics and Treatment of Acute Appendicitis is devoted to the actual and in some cases controversial and unresolved problems associated with acute appendicitis, as well as peculiarities of its clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment in children. The materials of the book will be of interest to anyone who considers emergency abdominal surgery their specialty.

Esophageal Abnormalities

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ISBN: 9789535136316 9789535136323 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.5772/65143 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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Human life relies on two basic supplies, oxygen and food. Oxygen can be utilized directly, but food has to go through a long process of digestion to become usable nutrients. The esophagus is the beginning part of this long journey. Because of its critical location, any abnormalities in this part of the body can be devastating and life-threatening and difficult to treat. This book covers many aspects of esophageal disorders, from congenital diseases to cancer. It includes 11 chapters written by highly experienced scholars from all over the world. It is our intention to provide readers an update in esophageal study and to raise the awareness how important this organ to our entire body system.

Gastric Cancer

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ISBN: 9789535135272 9789535135289 Year: Pages: 298 DOI: 10.5772/65828 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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Gastric cancer remains an important issue in the world of oncology. In 2013, it ranked fifth by global incidence and second by mortality. Really, it is true that the death rates have decreased significantly in the USA and in Europe over the 100-year period; meanwhile, gastric cancer can be characterized by poor prognosis and high mortality, with the exception of early diagnosed patients. Oncological (basic and clinical) research increased extremely in the last decades (including gastric cancer). The authors participating in this book are internationally well-known experts from 11 countries of the world, working in different fields of gastric cancer research, and they summarize the results obtained in the last years. The conclusions of these abovementioned observations fall between the findings of classical prospective, randomized, multiclinical, multinational (and meta-analyzed) generally accepted studies (in accordance with the presently applied and internationally accepted protocols) and the scientifically-based (however individual) molecular targeting organ therapies. The book gathers experts in basic science, molecular pharmacologists, biochemical pharmacologists, basic and clinical oncologists, internists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, tumor pharmacologists as well as experts working in the field of oncology.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Theory and Research

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ISBN: 9781789844801 9781789844818 Year: Pages: 74 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73897 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common, global clinical problem. It affects any age group, both males and females, and is seen mainly in developed countries, especially among obese individuals. GERD needs to be treated to prevent nuisance symptoms and long-term complications. The book deals with the diagnosis of GERD, including clinical presentations and diagnostic investigations, and describes the different available conservative, medical, surgical and endoscopic treatments. The book also covers gastroesophageal disease in children, its presentation and treatment. It also deals with the refractory type of gastroesophageal disease including different theories. It is very useful for gastroenterologists and upper gastrointestinal surgeons.

Hepatitis C - From Infection to Cure

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ISBN: 9781789842074 9781789842081 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72268 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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The propagation of hepatitis C from acute to chronic infection and afterward to end-stage liver diseases (hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma) involves a highly orchestrated series of molecular and cellular events, including a plethora of genes and cell signaling cascades. The treatment paradigms was revolutionized after the development and approval of all oral interferon-free direct-acting antivirals achieving higher sustained virologic response rates in treated individuals. This book pragmatically overviews the intricate interplay between viral and host factors during hepatitis C virus infection progression, as well as other hepatitis C-associated clinical implications. Hepatitis C - From Infection to Cure also provides up-to-date information about hepatitis C cures for clinicians, physicians, and healthcare providers with an ample understanding of the current treatment horizon, as well as other investigational and emerging treatment strategies. The authors with their valuable scientific contributions belong to many eminent institutes around the world and are much experienced in hepatitis C virology, pathology, and therapeutics.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Novel Concepts for Research and Treatment

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ISBN: 9789535128274 9789535128281 9789535141402 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: 10.5772/62930 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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This book provides comprehensive and up-to-date insights into emerging trends in research and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Key features include pathogenesis, existing and new therapies, as well as nonpharmacological approach in management of IBS. The authors are known experts who contributed significantly for a better understanding of the etiology of IBS as one of the most commonly diagnosed functional disorders. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of different aspects of IBS and is recommended to healthcare providers, clinical scientists, general practitioners, students, and patients.

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