Kirsner's Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Joseph B. Kirsner, R. Balfour Sartor, William J. Sandborn
W. B. Saunders, 2004 - Medical - 754 pages
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This comprehensive New Edition describes all of the latest scientific and clinical advances in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A new editorial teamjoined by a superb group of international authoritiesexamine every aspect of IBDincluding etiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis and evaluation, medical and surgical therapy, and more. A wealth of expanded coverage, additional international contributors, extensive updating throughout, and numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms make this an essential resource.

  • Emphasizes evidence-based medicine in the section on medical therapy.
  • Features a detailed description of inflammatory and immunologic pathways, allowing the reader to fully understand the contributing influences to the inflammation of IBD.
  • Presents separate chapters on molecular genetics and clinical genetics for more in-depth coverage of each aspect of inflammatory bowel disease genetics.
  • Provides a comprehensive review of IBD through abundant, high-quality endoscopic, radiographic, and histologic photographsplacing the various diagnostic modalities in perspective.
  • Offers extensive coverage of postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease · pouchitis · microscopic colitis · perianal disease · and osteoporosis.
  • Includes up-to-the-minute guidance (including many 2003 references).


  • Features a new editorial team, joined by numerous new contributors who provide fresh, global perspectives.
  • Includes nine new chapters.
  • Offers expanded coverage throughout, and through revisions of all pre-existing chapters.


With over 75 additional contributing experts.

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Contents

Pathology of idiopathic inflammatory 399 40 Surgical management of ulcerative colitis 602
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characteristics 3
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Etiology and pathogenesis
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