"Fills a gap in information for frontline professionals caring for GI and Liver patients"
The only resource of its kind, this is a concise, practical guide to GI and Liver Disease that delivers current information on diagnosing, managing, andtreating common GI and liver disorders, along with liver transplant guidelines. Written for nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in variedspecialties, it fills a gap in information needed by primary and acute care professionals who are the chief caretakers for GI and liver patients. Thisguide delivers recent important treatment advances that have revolutionized GI and liver care, and provides guidance for seeking expert advice orurgent/emergent care for more complex cases. An outstanding feature is the prominently displayed AuFast Facts in a Nutshell Au highlighting key takeawaypoints at a glance.
The resource reviews common GI symptoms and disorders from irritable bowel disorders (including key differences between Crohn Aos disease and ulcerativecolitis) to gallstones and GERD. A section on liver disease describes essential liver functions, reviews liver function tests, and addresses commonly andless commonly seen liver disease diagnoses. Complications of cirrhosis are examined to assure prompt recognition of these potentially deadly symptoms.Additionally, the book addresses liver transplantation with comprehensive attention to the evaluation process, organ donation/allocation, andpost-transplant care for donor and recipient alike. Each chapter includes an overview, significant laboratory or imaging findings, treatment options, expected outcomes, and AuFast Facts in a Nutshell. Au An additional feature is the provision of IDC-10 codes for billing and reimbursement.
Provides speedy access to current information on diagnosing managing, and treating common GI and liver disorders for front-line professionals Includes comprehensive review of the liver, abnormal liver function tests (LFTs), and transplantation Reflects up-to date information on the latest treatment guidelines for gastrointestinal and liver disease, including celiac disease and Hepatitis C Addresses common gastrointestinal diseases and guidelines for treatment as outlined by ACG Discusses current liver disease management and guidelines for treatment as outlined by AASLD "