1st Edition

Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology

By Jonathan Fenkel Copyright 2014
    312 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology is a unique, pocket-sized reference designed specifically to provide a magnitude of terms and their definitions, guidelines, and references essential to the gastroenterology profession.

    Led by Dr. Jonathan Fenkel and his contributors, this compact, concise, and informative reference contains over 1000 commonly used GI and hepatology terms and definitions. Additionally, Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology offers more than 20 quick reference appendices related to common GI and liver diseases.

    Some appendices include:
    • Causes of acute liver failure
    • Approach to elevated liver enzyme tests
    • Peptic ulcer disease: therapy and re-bleeding rates
    • Colorectal cancer surveillance guidelines
    • Scoring of acute pancreatitis
    • Types of gallstones

    Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology provides an at-your-fingertips guide for anyone who works in the gastroenterology profession, including gastroenterologists, medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, office staff, and industry sales representatives.



    About the Editor

    Contributing Authors Introduction Dictionary of Terms List of Appendices

    Section I Liver

    Appendix 1: Causes Of Acute Liver Failure

    Appendix 2: Cutaneous Manifestations Of Liver Disease

    Appendix 3: Selection Criteria For Liver Transplantation In Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Appendix 4: Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Protocol

    Appendix 5: Scoring Systems For Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Appendix 6: Scoring System For Autoimmune Hepatitis

    Appendix 7: Targets Of Transplant Immunosuppression

    Appendix 8: Elevated Liver Function Tests in Pregnancy

    Appendix 9: Triggers For Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Appendix 10: Approach To Elevated Liver Enzyme Tests

    Appendix 11: Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serological Markers

    Section II GI/Luminal

    Appendix 12: Grading Of Erosive Esophagitis

    Appendix 13: Approach to Dsyphagia

    Appendix 14: Thiopurine Methyltransferase Pathway

    Appendix 15: Peptic Ulcer Disease Therapy And Rebleeding Rates

    Appendix 16: Crohn's Disease Versus Ulcerative Colitis in Tabular Format

    Appendix 17: Differential Diagnosis Of Terminal Ileitis

    Appendix 18: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the GI Tract

    Appendix 19: Screening And Surveillance For Colorectal Cancer

    Appendix 20: Classification Of GI Bleeding

    Appendix 21: Classification Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Appendix 22: Gluten-Free Foods And Sample Daily Diet For Patients With Celiac Disease

    Section III Pancreaticobiliary

    Appendix 23: Scoring Of Acute Pancreatitis

    Appendix 24: Differential Diagnosis Of A Pancreatic Mass

    Appendix 25: Types of Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

    Appendix 26: Types Of Gallstones Financial Disclosures


    Jonathan M. Fenkel, MD is an assistant professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is also Director of the Jefferson Hepatitis C Center and Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Fenkel graduated cum laude and as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania and magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Fenkel has been recognized by his peers and trainees as an outstanding educator, including a faculty teaching award in his first year of practice. He has authored more than 40 scientific works, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and poster presentations. He is a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Hepatology. He has served as an invited peer reviewer for many prestigious journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.