Sitaraman and Friedman’s Essentials of Gastroenterology (2018) (PDF) Shanthi Srinivasan



Basic Information:

  • Year: 2018
  • Page Number: 512
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 7.97 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Shanthi Srinivasan


The revised second edition of Essentials of Gastroenterology provides a highly practical and concise guide to gastroenterology. The text covers every major disorder likely to be encountered during both GI training and in clinical practice. It also offers a handbook for preparing for Board examinations (e.g., USMLE and Internal Medicine Board examinations) as well as a handy clinical consultation tool. Fully updated to reflect the latest scientific information and practice guidelines, each section of the book covers a specific area of the gastroenterology tract and follows a standard outline: general information, normal physiology, etiology and pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, complications, prognosis, and treatment.

The text provides easy-to-assimilate information on each disorder and includes the key facts, concise, bulleted paragraphs, and a structure that lends itself to accessibility and point-of-care use in a busy clinical setting. In addition, Internal Medicine Board-style multiple choice questions allow users to self-assess their knowledge, a photo gallery provides a great visual element, and clinical cases throughout allow readers to identify with real-life clinical scenarios

Designed for us by gastroenterologists and GI trainees, Essentials of Gastroenterology is therevised and improved edition of the popular manual that is filled with up-to-date information on all the GI disorders. Trainees will learn the essentials of their specialty, as well as providing the seasoned gastroenterologist with a useful refresher tool.

User’s Review:

I could have used this book a year ago when I was having very bad indigestion that lasted a very long time. Ultimately, my diagnosis was a slow emptying stomach, and I was put on small meals with little fiber and low fat. I still had a lot of issues due to OTC painkillers I took for back pain, knee pain and what turned out to be an infected wisdom tooth. Ultimately, that ended up with me in the hospital in ICU for 3 days and 5 days total with anemia and a very low blood count. The cause was several bleeding fissures in the stomach, had I this book then I may have been able to head it off before I had to call an ambulance (which are expensive, even with insurance).

I like the book breakdown of common digestive tract ailments from the definition to the details to the complications and ultimately to the treatments. The book is apparently a teaching text, it has questions at the end of sections and includes the answers. There are many black and white and full color photos in the book to show what the various conditions might look like to a doctor. Of course you can’t really use that as a self diagnosis, but the descriptions are detailed enough you can make a good guess without the pictures and at least be helpful with your doctor. I’ve had a lot of expensive tests that were a waste of time, because I did not control my own narrative with the doctor. Today I write lists of questions on every visit If I’m going to pay for something, I might as well get as many answers as I can for piece of mind.

One of the best features is this is easy to read and understand. My late father used to have medical books around the house and I’d read the dry text in the Merck or other disease or ailment books. It was hard to make heads or tails with all the medical jargon and little or no illustrations. I pity doctors who had to come up that way and digest those kind of difficult books. This book while not for people without some understanding of medical terms and jargon is easy enough for someone with a decent general education to read. Recommended, as your home health guide to stomach and digestive issues. Gives you the ammo to talk to your doctor intelligently and let them give you the best diagnosis.

This is a book on g.e. at a very basic level geared for entry level nursing staff. The section on gallstones (perhaps the most common ailment) is very superficial and has the bottom line of surgical removal of the gallbladder.

If this level suits your needs, the typeface is excellent and very easy to read. The pictures and drawings or good. The book is just at a very entry level.


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