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Description - Intestinal Failure by Alan N. Langnas

Intestinal failure is a challenging, emerging field that has been the subject of much research and debate in recent years and has only recently become widely accepted as a distinct clinical syndrome. This comprehensive book provides an in-depth review of scientific theory and clinical practice relating to intestinal failure with specific emphasis on assessment and management as part of a multidisciplinary team. Compiled by an internationally recognised editorial team, the book provides a practical how-to guide to the management of adult and pediatric patients with intestinal failure, focusing on quality-of-life issues that are at the heart of patient care. * World experts from centers of excellence share their clinical experience and expertise, offering the first ever authoritative resource on intestinal failure * All aspects of patient management are covered, from diagnosis and medical and surgical management (including transplantation) to nutritional consideration and psychosocial aspects of care * Numerous illustrations, flow diagrams and summary boxes complement the text and emphasize important concepts, providing an accessible approach to this complex field This landmark book is essential reading for any gastroenterologists, surgeons, transplant teams or clinical nutritionists involved in the care of patients with intestinal failure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405146371
ISBN-10: 1405146370
Format: Hardback
(257mm x 196mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan N. Langnas

Alan N. Langnas, DO is Chief of Transplantation and Director of the Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA. Professor Langnas has been doing liver transplants at UNMC since 1988 and over the past seven years has performed more than 40 intestinal and intestinal/liver transplants, establishing the UNMC program as one of the top transplant centers in the world performing multiple organ transplants. Along side his transplant work, Professor Langnas also maintains an active practice treating non-transplant hepato-biliary patients and serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals. In addition to writing more than 100 research papers for medical journals, he is also active in several capacities with the United Network for Organ Sharing, the national organ allocation system in the U.S. Olivier Goulet, MD, PhD Pediatric Gastroenterology-Hepatology and Nutrition, Reference Center for Rare Digestive Diseases, Integrated Program of Intestinal Failure, Home Parenteral Nutrition and Intestinal Transplantation, University of Paris-Descartes, Necker Hospital, Paris, France. Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, FACG, FRCPI is Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology and Head of the Medical School at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Cork. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, USA. He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Vice-President of the World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE - Organisation Mondiale de Gastroenterologie). His major research interests are in the areas of motility, functional gastrointestinal disorders and gastrointestinal dysfunction in systemic disease. He has published over 400 original papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters and has received numerous awards from universities and societies worldwide. Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD is Associate Professor of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Professor Tappenden recently received the 2005 American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Dudrick Research Scholar Award and the 2004 College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Professor Tappenden's research interests include the regulation of small intestinal function by various nutrients and gastrointestinal-specific pepides. Her recent publications are featured in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Journal of Nutrition. In addition to her academic research, Professor Tappenden is also a Registered Dietician, having completed clinical training at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.