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Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract

A Training Manual
Author : Block
Binding : Hardback
Edition : 1
Year : 2005
Illustrations : 774
Pages : 194
ISBN : 9783131367310

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The essential guide to mastering endoscopic techniques of the upper GI tract

While technological advances have made endoscopy one of the most common procedures for examining the upper GI tract, learning how to maneuver the instruments and interpret the images can be frustrating for those without experience. Designed specifically for those in training, Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract -- with its more than 770 illustrations and user-friendly format -- is the most comprehensive instructional guide available.

Beginning with a detailed introduction to all aspects of the endoscopic examination, this lavishly illustrated guide features:

  • Clear descriptions and images of all of the instruments and how and when they are used
  • Artfully combined photographs and 3D illustrations showing the exact location of the endoscope in relation to the anatomy of the immediate region
  • Step-by-step instructions for handling the endoscope, such as insertion, air insufflation, irrigation, and more
  • Useful checklists and tables that lay out the procedures from beginning to end, including preparations, necessary medication and anesthesia, required staff and supplemental equipment, potential risks and complications, etc.

The book also encompasses a complete full-color atlas that illustrates the entire spectrum of both normal and pathological findings. In addition to detailed explanations of each finding, the authors provide:

  • The endoscopic criteria and the most important differential diagnoses for each disorder
  • Series of images showing common variants, as well as comparison photographs of differential diagnoses
  • Useful guidelines for proper documentation

A guide to interventional and extended examination techniques rounds out the text. All procedures, from treating upper gastrointestinal bleeding and collecting specimens to placing a duodenal tube and removing foreign bodies, are treated in full detail.

With its generous layout -- only one procedure is featured on every page -- and copious high-quality illustrations, Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract is an essential for anyone wishing to master the subtleties of this most rewarding technique.

With almost 2 pages packed with over 75 color illustrations and photographs, this book is an excellent guide for beginner and teacher alike. Each chapter is beautifully illustrated with diagrams and endoscopic pictures which complement the narrative. ...This book would act as a good reference atlas for any endoscopy unit. ...This is an excellent book for beginners and is a good atlas of normal and abnormal anatomy.--Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandI appreciated the side to side correlation with radiological studies or manometry readings. Artistic diagrams to clarify the orientation of the endoscope, anatomic variations, and surgical anastomoses are also helpful. The strength of this book lies in its photos. The endoscopic photos are high quality with excellent color resolution. This 187-page manual is helpful as a visual encyclopedia of common diagnoses. [It] would be helpful not only for fellows but also other housestaff such as internal medicine residents and for students rotating through the GI service. --Practical GastroenterologyThis very elegant and superbly illustrated book is divided into four parts. The strength of the book lies in the hundreds of color endoscopic figures, which together with tables and schemes make comprehension of the text easy and immediate. Practically all endoscopic images are shown with high-quality figures enriched with an appealing explanation. ...All those starting endoscopy should plan to have this book in their own library. --Digestive and Liver DiseaseIt is not often you come across a book which is a real pleasure to read through, but this was certainly the case with <i>Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract</i>. It is extremely well laid out, in a very logical manner.. Illustrated with high-quality photographs and diagrams to illustrate the practical process. What is particularly useful, certainly in the chapter on technique, is the correlation between endoscopic images and diagrams showing the position of the endoscope. The sections on pathology are similarly well illustrated but include very useful boxes on diagnosis, set out in a way which is both practical and easy to remember. <i>Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract</i> is the sort of book that I would have loved to have had when I was learning endoscopy. I have encouraged have a look at this book, all..have found it indispensable. ..A very valuable addition to any library and an essential for any training unit.--The Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland

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