GI and Liver Disease During Pregnancy: A Practical Approach

Kim L Isaacs, MD PhD ; Millie D Long, MD MPH

  • $54.95
  • ISBN 10 1-61711-023-X
  • ISBN 13 978-1-61711-023-8
  • 256 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2013
  • Order# 70238
GI and Liver Disease During Pregnancy: A Practical Approach by Drs. Kim Isaacs and Millie D. Long is a unique handbook focusing on common gastrointestinal symptoms and diseases seen in pregnant patients. Each chapter addresses the diseases or symptoms and focuses on key questions to ask the patient and key points regarding diagnosis and management.

This handbook is organized to have each chapter focus on a common complaint or discrete disease, making it easy to find exact information in a ready reference. Also provided are tables of drug safety during pregnancy and breast feeding. Unique features also include a section on alternative therapies and a chapter on care in post bariatric surgery patients.

Each Chapter Covers:
• Epidemiology
• Pathology
• Presentation and Evaluation
• Management
• Summary
• Key Points

Pocket-sized and easy to read, GI and Liver Disease During Pregnancy: A Practical Approach is a convenient and accessible reference for gastroenterology fellows, OB/GYN fellows and residents, and practicing gastroenterologists.
  • Dedication

  • Acknowledgments

  • About-Editors

  • Contributors

  • Preface

  • Foreword

  • Sunada Kane, MD, MSPH

  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Pregnancy

  • Ryan D. Madanick, MD

  • Chapter 2: Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy

  • Laurie-Anne C. Swaby, MD; Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD

  • Chapter 3: Gastric Bypass And Pregnancy

  • D. Wayne Overby, MD

  • Chapter 4: Abdominal Pain In Pregnancy

  • Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 5: Constipation In Pregnancy

  • Yolanda V. Scarlett, MD; Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD; Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 6: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Millie D. Long, MD, MPH; Spencer D. Dorn, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 7: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Lindsay E. Jones, MD; Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 8: Endoscopy

  • Kim L. Isaacs, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 9: Surgical Management Of The Pregnant Patient

  • Megan Quintana, MD; Reza Rahbar, MD

  • Chapter 10: Pancreatitis And Biliary Issues

  • Patricia D. Jones, MD; Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD

  • Chapter 11: Chronic Liver Disease

  • Caitlyn M. Patrick, MD; A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR

  • Chapter 12: Acute Liver Disease

  • Eric S. Orman, MD; A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR

  • Appendix: Classification Of Medications During Pregnancy

  • Financial Disclosures

  • Index

“This relatively short, pocket-friendly book has well-delineated chapters that are easy to read with tables, subsections, and key points on every page…This is a unique book in the field and provides a resource for problems that gastroenterologists will encounter, often unexpectedly. Most gastroenterologists, very familiar with the diseases, will still benefit from the pregnancy-specific data and recommendations. The GI and liver disease sections cover a vast array of liver diseases in a succinct fashion, emphasizing the pregnancy-specific aspects…Bottom Line: Pick up a copy of this small but very helpful handbook if you are a clinician or trainee and use it for quick reference when you see a patient with GI liver disease who is planning to become or is pregnant.” 

            - Michelle M. Muza-Moons, Gastroenterology

Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD received her PhD and MD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981 and 1984, respectively. She completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 and 1991. She has been on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology since 1991, and is currently a professor and co-director of the University of North Carolina Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH earned her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Virginia, where she was a Bowman Scholar. She completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and then completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at the University of North Carolina, she also completed a fellowship in preventive medicine, and a masters of public health in epidemiology at the Gillings School of Public Health. She is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and gastroenterology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Her clinical practice is based at the University of North Carolina Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Dr. Long’s interests include research on prevention of complications of inflammatory bowel disease, women’s health, and teaching clinical epidemiology. Dr. Long has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to medical literature. Dr. Long is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, where she serves on the Research Committee. She is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, where she serves on the Professional Education Committee.

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