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The leading reference text entirely devoted to this increasingly significant condition This text is dedicated to Barrett's esophagus and provides recent evidence and current approaches to patient management. It has been completely revised, updated and extended to include the latest research findings and describes how these affect day-to-day clinical practice. It includes seven new chapters and even more color images than the last edition. Each chapter, written by the leading international experts in the field, provides clear, didactic guidance on diagnosis, treatment and management of this condition. Barrett's Espohagus gives an extensive overview covering epidemiology, screening, pathology, gastroenterology and surgery. It looks at the precursor lesions leading to the development of Barrett's epithelium, the unique characteristics of Barrett's esophagus, and the consequences of malignant degeneration. All aspects of diagnosis, secondary prevention, multimodality, and medical and surgical treatment are clearly explained. This is a complete guide on the latest thinking on diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus which can be referred to over and over again.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405127868
ISBN-10: 1405127864
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 196mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma, MD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Research, VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, USA. In 2000, he received the ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr Sharma is also a recent recipient of a Career Development Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Castell Esophagus Clinical Research Award. He is also a member of the Barrett's Esophagus Working Group of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr Sharma is involved with the AGA, ACG and ASGE at committee level: for the AGA he is on the Education and Clinical Practice Committees; for the ACG he is Chair of the Public Relations Committee; and for the ASGE he is on the Research and Program Selection Committees. Professor Richard Sampliner is Professor of Medicine, Chief of Gastroenterology, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and University Medical Center. He is the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director, serves on the Training and Education Committee of the ACG and MKSAP 11 and 12 Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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