Gastroenterologic Issues in the Obese Patient, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 31, 2010 - Medical - 169 pages

Given the prevalence of obesity, any physician providing clinical care will be involved in the care of obese patients. Gastroenterologists will play an active role in the evaluation and treatment of these patients. Thereby, it is essential to fully understand the scope of the problem and the opportunities for intervention. The expert authors assembled for this issue offer expanded insight which can enhance care plans provided to this patient population. Since Dr. Johnson’s first issue published, there are several updates in this area, and the articles in this volume address those. These updates are seen in the areas of medical therapy, surgical options, and endoscopic treatments for obese patients.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Epidemiology of Obesity
1
Chapter 2 Prevalence and Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Normal Weight Overweight Obese and Extremely Obese Individuals
9
An Overview
23
Chapter 4 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Obesity
39
Chapter 5 Colonic Complications of Obesity
47
Chapter 6 Hepatic Complications of Obesity
57
Chapter 7 Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity
69
Chapter 8 Preoperative Gastrointestinal Assessment Before Bariatric Surgery
81
Chapter 9 Endoscopy in the Obese Patient
87
Chapter 10 Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Patients with RouxenY Anatomy
99
Chapter 11 Postoperative Metabolic and Nutritional Complications of Bariatric Surgery
109
Chapter 12 The Surgical Treatment of Metabolic Disease and Morbid Obesity
125
Chapter 13 Short and LongTerm Surgical FollowUp of the Postbariatric Surgery Patient
135
Index
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