Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition
The practice of gastroenterology and hepatology continues to evolve at a seemingly revolutionary pace. Since the First Edition of Essentials of Gastroenterology was published in 2012.As in the First Edition, each chapter of the Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition begins with a clinical vignette after which the fundamental aspects of pathophysiology, clinical features, and approach to treatment are presented. This technique in education is used in many medical schools, including Emory University School of Medicine, in which first‐year medical students are immersed in patient‐related case histories when studying each organ system.
The chapters in Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition are written concisely to give the trainee the ability to take away key points (‘Pearls’) that are critical to the development of skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning.Furthermore, easy‐to‐understand diagrams and tables, as well as exceptionally clear illustrations, endoscopic photographs, and radiologic images, make this book particularly useful not only as a guidebook for medical students, but also as a quick reference for medical house officers who are confronted with patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease.
The questions and answers presented at the end of each chapter of Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition are timely and integrative in design, giving trainees the ability to sharpen the depth of their conceptual knowledge about the approach to the natural history of diseases seen in the practice of gastroenterology.
Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition contents
The format of the Second Edition remains unchanged. The book has 28 chapters that are organized into five sections. Each chapter covers a key clinical issue in the practice of gastroenterology, and the Picture Gallery provides the proverbial ‘textbook’ examples of dermatology, radiology, and pathology findings in gastroenterology.
The chapters in Sitaraman and Friedman Essentials of Gastroenterology 2nd edition are written in an easy‐toread outline format that covers the basics of pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, natural history, prognosis, and treatment of the common disorders seen in the practice of gastroenterology. Figures and tables illustrate and highlight key information. Shaded boxes draw attention to important practice points, and a concluding segment in each chapter in the first four sections provides a list of ‘pearls’ useful in clinical practice.
Illustrative cases begin each chapter in the first four sections, and multiple‐choice questions pertaining to these clinical vignettes and to the content of the chapter provide an opportunity for the reader to test his or her knowledge of the subject matter after reading a chapter. A few key references and web links are provided. The aim is to make the information as clear, concise, and ‘digestible’ as possible. Medical students llike usmle students , dnb students will find the information relevant and readily understandable, while more senior trainees can use the book to obtain a quick and practical review of the field in a short amount of time. Readers should find the book useful and focused, without being overwhelming.