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An easily accessible guide to diagnosing and managing critical situations, Emergencies in Gastroenterology and Hepatology aids doctors in dealing with acutely sick patients quickly and effectively. The book provides practical advice on how to make difficult decisions in an emergency situation. Areas covered include life and death emergencies, as well as the broad problems faced by on-call Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists on a daily basis. The focus throughout is on immediate management, but the book also includes reference to long term follow up for certain problems.
Each chapter has an associated algorithm, which summarises the contents of the chapter, providing an aide memoir for the reader and facilitating learning, as well as being a quick reference tool. Bullet-point information for speed and clarity combined with the integral cross-referencing system, further enables quick access to the necessary information.
Daniel Marks, Academic Clinical Fellow, University College London, UK,Marcus Harbord, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
Dr Marcus Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2006, specialising in inflammatory bowel disease. He has been Lead Clinician since 2007. He was previously a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Qualifying from St. Mary's Hospital, London in 1992, he trained at UCL, the Royal Free, and St. Mark's Hospitals. He became an accredited gastroenterology specialist in 2002, in which year he was awarded a PhD degree for his research into acute inflammation in Crohn's disease. He was Chairman of the New Consultants' Committee and member of Council of the Royal College of Physicians 2009-2011. He practices an evidence based yet holistic approach.