An overview of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease is contained in this valuable two-volume publication. Chapters include discussions of experimental animal models for enteritis, colitis and colon cancer.
The clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease are presented, with sections describing symptoms and signs, fertility and pregnancy, special features of childhood disease, and disease in the elderly, and complications.
In addition, pathologic aspects are included, with chapters on the pathology of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and ultrastructure features. In summary, the therapy of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease is discussed especially for gatroenterologists, graduate students and clinicians from various disciplines involved in the management of its complications.
Table of Contents
Volume I: Introduction and Epidemiologic Factors
Definition of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Epidemiology of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS
Immunological Alterations Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Smooth Muscle Function in the Inflamed Bowel
The Enteric Regulatory Peptide System in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Glycoconjugate Alterations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Animal Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer
PATHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS
Pathology of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
"Surveillance" in Ulcerative Colitis-Does It Work?
Radiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ultrasound in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Computed Tomography in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Role of Nuclear Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel Disease