Gut Instincts: A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

  • $55.95
  • ISBN 10 1-55642-977-0
  • ISBN 13 978-1-55642-977-4
  • 368 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2012
  • Order# 79774

Gut Instincts: A Clinician’s Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases is a practical handbook that focuses on the diagnosis and management of the most commonly encountered digestive diseases.           

Gut Instincts: A Clinician’s Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases is portable enough to keep in a lab coat or briefcase, yet informative enough for day-to-day patient care. Written and edited by Dr. Esrailian and over 50 contributing experts, the language throughout is clear and concise enough for application at the office, or at the bedside. Gut Instincts combines knowledge, experience, and evidence, helping providers of all levels to deliver the highest quality patient care. However, the chapters are concise and designed to be used as quick reference even during patient visits.

Unique Benefits and Features Include:

  • A “Gut Instincts” sidebar in each chapter with important clinical pearls for patient care
  • Addresses the most frequently encountered clinical problems in digestive diseases
  • Focuses primarily on diagnosis and management
  • More than 50 algorithms, tables, and figures throughout the book
  • Uses a coherent format while distributing high-yield information

Some Chapter Topics Include:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Colon polyps
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Complications of portal hypertension

Gut Instincts combines knowledge, experience, and evidence and is the ideal resource for practicing gastroenterologists and fellows, residents and medical students, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and all primary care providers and trainees on the “front line” of patient care.

  • Section I: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Chapter 1: Nausea And Vomiting

  • Terri Getzug, MD

  • Chapter 2: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Daniel D. Cho, MD

  • Chapter 3: Dysphagia

  • Mark Ovsiowitz, MD

  • Chapter 4: Motility Disorders Of The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, FACG

  • Chapter 5: Barrett's Esophagus

  • Bennett E. Roth, MD

  • Chapter 6: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Malignancies

  • Zev A. Wainberg, MD, MSc

  • Chapter 7: Nutrition

  • Leo Treyzon, MD, MS

  • Chapter 8: Feeding Tubes Placement And Management For The Clinician

  • Stanley Dea, MD

  • Chapter 9: Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Kevin A. Ghassemi, MD; Dennis M. Jensen, MD

  • Chapter 10: Acid-Peptic Disorders

  • Thomas O. G. Kovacs, MD

  • Chapter 11: Functional Dyspepsia

  • Richard J. Saad, MD, MS; William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP

  • Chapter 12: Pancreatic Diseases

  • James Farrell, MD

  • Chapter 13: Biliary Diseases

  • Yasser M. Bhat, MD; Inder M. Singh, MD

  • Chapter 14: Celiac Disease

  • Wilfred M. Weinstein, MD

  • Chapter 15: Bariatric Surgery Patients

  • Erik P. Dutson, MD, FACS; David Da Zheng, BS

  • Section II: Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Chapter 16: Ulcerative Colitis

  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

  • Chapter 17: Crohn’S Disease

  • Marla Dubinsky, MD

  • Chapter 18: Pouchitis

  • Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD; Bo Shen, MD, FACG

  • Chapter 19: Diarrhea

  • Lynn Shapiro Connolly, MD; Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 20: Constipation

  • Lin Chang, MD

  • Chapter 21: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Emeran A. Mayer, MD

  • Chapter 22: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

  • Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C); Gillian M. Barlow, PhD

  • Chapter 23: Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Kunut Kijsirichareanchai, MD; Rome Jutabha, MD

  • Chapter 24: Colorectal Cancer And Screening

  • Saeed Sadeghi, MD

  • Chapter 25: Colon Polyps

  • Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

  • Chapter 26: Clostridium Difficile

  • Theodoros Kelesidis, MD; Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD

  • Chapter 27: Other Common Gastrointestinal Infections

  • David A. Pegues, MD

  • Chapter 28: Ileus And Bowel Obstruction

  • Lilah F. Morris, MD; O. Joe Hines, MD

  • Chapter 29: Hemorrhoids

  • Jonathan Sack, MD

  • Chapter 30: Fissures, Fistulae, And Condyloma

  • Jonathan Sack, MD

  • Chapter 31: Diverticular Disease

  • Amy Lightner, MD; James Yoo, MD, FACS, FASCRS

  • Section III: Hepatology

  • Chapter 32: Abnormal Liver Function Tests

  • Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD

  • Chapter 33: Hepatitis B

  • Vandana Khungar, MD, MSc; Steven-Huy Han, MD, AGAF

  • Chapter 34: Hepatitis C

  • Ke-Qin Hu, MD

  • Chapter 35: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Michel H. Mendler, MD, MS

  • Chapter 36: Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Saro Khemichian, MD; John A. Donovan, MD

  • Chapter 37: Hereditary Liver Diseases

  • Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS

  • Chapter 38: Cholestatic Liver Diseases

  • Francisco Antonio Durazo, MD, FACP

  • Chapter 39: Autoimmune Hepatitis

  • Vivian Ng, MD; Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF

  • Chapter 40: Complications Of Portal Hypertension

  • Bruce A. Runyon, MD

  • Chapter 41: Abnormal Liver Tests In Pregnancy

  • Vandana Khungar, MD, MSc; Tram T. Tran, MD

  • Chapter 42: Fulminant Liver Failure And Transplantation

  • John P. Duffy, MD

  • Section IV: Endoscopy

  • Chapter 43: Sedation

  • Jeremy M. Wong, MD; Samuel H. Wald, MD

  • Chapter 44: Anticoagulation And Antibiotics In Endoscopy

  • Kevin A. Ghassemi, MD

  • Chapter 45: Bowel Preparationsfor Colonoscopy

  • Wendy Ho, MD, MPH

  • Financial Disclosures

Gut Instincts is a concise handbook for clinicians at all stages of training, from student to experienced clinicians, who need a quick concise read on any major gastroenterology or hepatology topic. It is an exceptional handbook of digestive and liver disease.” 

        -Renee Young, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Gastroenterology

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). The UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases is among the largest and most historic of such divisions in the world.

Attending the University of California at Berkeley and graduating with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in English, he subsequently graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Esrailian was named intern, junior resident, and senior resident of the year during all 3 years of his residency training. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA where he also obtained a Masters of Public Health degree with the assistance of a NIH-sponsored training grant. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has authored or co-authored manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts on various topics within digestive and liver diseases, and his primary clinical interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and functional gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome.

In 2010, Dr. Esrailian was appointed to the Medical Board of California by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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