Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Michael Camilleri
Publisher: Saunders Ltd.
Release Date: August 07, 2002
Provides a very up-to-date overview of this controversial disease, focusing in particular on diagnosis, management and treatment, but also covering epidemiology and new pathophysiologic advances. Tailored to the needs of today's practicing clinician, the book clearly explains the role of diet in treatment of IBS, the use of antidepressants, bulking agents and antispasmodics, as well as including a thorough review of serotinergic drugs and emerging treatments and pharmacotherapies. The management of the disease from the primary care perspective, and the relationship between the doctor and the patient in the treatment of the disease, are also comprehensively covered. There is an evaluation for the evidence for procedures in all chapters.Up-to-date: Provides timely, up-to-the-minute advice.Focused on therapy and clinical pearls: Provides practical advice.Beautifully produced and illustrated in full colour: Use of colour helps reader understanding. Visually attractiveUse of cartoons to explain pathophysiology: Difficult concepts clearly explained in a clear, visual manner.Written in a very clear and user-friendly manner: Easy and practical to use.Key points summarised throughout the text: Good for quick referenceInternational authorship: Provides depth and breadth of coverage not found in other texts.Edited by respected leaders in the field: Expert advice.Evidence-based approach incorporated throughout: Distils the true message out from the research.