Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional GERD references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or complications? Curbside Consultation in GERD: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between colleagues.
Dr. Philip Katz has designed this unique reference, which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with GERD. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to GERD with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the treatment of GERD patients.
Curbside Consultation in GERD: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in training, surgical attendings, and surgical residents will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
- Can medical therapy alter the natural history of Barrett’s esophagus?
- Can antireflux surgery alter the natural history of Barrett’s esophagus?
- How does pregnancy affect GERD? Is GERD in pregnancy a risk for long-term reflux?
- What is the association of obesity and GERD?
- What are the so-called extraesophageal manifestations of GERD?
- Is there a gender difference in reflux disease? Does this affect treatment?
Read what Gastroenterology has to say about the book:
"…Dr. Katz provides very clear, easy-to-follow, and evidence-based answers to each question. He does not shy away from tough clinical questions that occasionally do not have simple or straightforward answers. He attempts to weight all possible options while at the same time offering a clear diagnostic and/or therapeutic approach."
"…The simple arrangement of the content, in a question-answer format, makes the book very attractive for a busy gastroenterologist and potentially other health care personnel who work in the GI field, such as surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and even primary care physicians."
"…Bottom Line: This is an excellent book that is likely to be utilized daily. Its small size makes it easy to carry. This new book style represents a refreshing attempt to make medical textbooks more user friendly and part of the doctor's daily source of medical information."
— Ronnie Fass, Neuroenteric Clinical Research Group, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and University of Arizona, Tucson, AR, Gastroenterology