Thursday, January 12, 2017

Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Motility and its Disorders

This multi-authored book covers most aspects of evaluation of gastrointestinal motility – a field that has been expanding in recent times largely due to advances in diagnostic modalities; coupled with this, new evidences supporting best practices have increased the interest among clinical gastroenterologists, researchers, teachers and trainees in gastrointestinal motility and its disorders. New advances in the field of evaluation of functional bowel diseases and motility disorders, such as high-resolution manometry, 24-h pH impedance monitoring, Bravo capsule pH-metry, barostat, balloon expulsion test, barium and MR defecography, biofeedback, hydrogen breath tests, motility capsule (smartpill) etc. have significantly expanded the scope and outcome of treating these disorders. 

The chapters have been contributed by a well-conversant group of experts from the global academia, including India, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Australia, integrating the body of knowledge on evaluation methods with evidence of best practices for the management of motility disorders. A chapter on how to set-up a manometry laboratory provides key information for clinicians and researchers who are planning to start working in this area. 

With 11 chapters in the book supported with numerous tables, flow charts, schematic diagrams and images, professionals will find it an essential reading. ​

Table of contents : 
Front Matter....Pages i-xv
Overview of the Manometry Machine....Pages 1-9
High-Resolution Esophageal Manometry: Principles, Technique, and Interpretation....Pages 11-22
Colonic Transit Study by Radio-Opaque Markers....Pages 23-29
Technique, Interpretation and Clinical Application of Anorectal Manometry and Balloon Expulsion Test....Pages 31-47
Defecography: Technique, Interpretation and Clinical Application....Pages 49-61
Therapeutic Application of Manometry: Biofeedback for Management of Fecal Evacuation Disorders....Pages 63-77
Approach to Patients with Refractory Constipation....Pages 79-86
Overview of Hydrogen Breath Tests in Gastroenterology Practice....Pages 87-94
Catheter-Based 24-h pH-Metry and Impedance: Technique, Interpretation, and Clinical Application....Pages 95-106
Summary of Criteria for Diagnosis of Motility Disorders....Pages 107-130
Manometry Report Format....Pages 131-143

Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Motility and its Disorders

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