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Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions
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Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions (Paperback)

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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or complications? "Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions" provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions commonly posed during a 'curbside consultation' between colleagues. Dr. Joseph Leung and Dr. Simon Lo have designed this unique reference, which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions and situations commonly encountered in endoscopy. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to therapeutic endoscopy with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Illustrative images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the understanding of endoscopy. "Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions" provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate.

Gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in training, surgical attendings, and surgical residents will all benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within. Some of the questions that are answered: You were called by the ER physician regarding a woman who attempted to commit suicide by drinking some 'toilet cleaning solution'. There were obvious burns around the mouth and tongue. What would you do next? Is there a role for metal stents in benign bile duct strictures? When should I use plastic stents in this setting? When is EUS necessary for a newly diagnosed cancer of the Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, or Pancreas? I have difficulty controlling the direction of a biliary papilotomy. Any tricks to improve the results? What are the features that differentiate a submucosal bulge from a true mass on capsule endoscopy? What can I do to confirm a submucosal mass?

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineGastroenterologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineMedical diagnosisExamination of patients Publisher: SLACK Incorporated Publication Date: 15/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9781556428173  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Joseph Leung is currently the Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Law Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and the Chief of Gastroenterology for the VA Northern California Health Care System. Dr. Leung is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London, as well as the Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Leung has pioneered a number of therapeutic endoscopy procedures including epinephrine injection for ulcer hemostasis, urgent nasobiliary drainage for acute suppurative cholangitis and the design and development of the Cotton-Leung stent for biliary drainage and palliation of malignant obstructive jaundice. Dr. Leung has spent the last 25 years improving ERCP training for GI trainees. He has organized many teaching endoscopy workshops locally, nationally, and internationally and participated as teaching faculty in many more. His current research interests include the use of a mechanical simulator for ERCP training and the impact on clinical performance of beginner trainees. Dr. Leung received the ACG Senior Governor Award in 2004 and ASGE Master Endoscopist Award in 2005. He was a former Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and reviewer for a number of prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, GI Endoscopy, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is the author or coauthor of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters, as well as 3 books. Dr. Simon Lo is Director of the Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

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