Authoritative new text from the experts in GI population studies
This book covers both key methodological issues and the most important information in the field, disease by disease. It focuses on population-based information and studies looking at principles and approaches to diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
GI Epidemiology brings together world authorities in multiple disciplines for the very first time, to create one clear and comprehensive source. The bulk of the chapters are divided into two parts, covering methodological issues and the epidemiology of specific GI diseases. Each chapter begins with a list of key points, followed by a review written in a clear and simple style.
The methodologic chapters cover evidence-based medicine, meta-analysis, systematic reviews, genetic and molecular epidemiology, clinical trials, questionnaire design, and health economics. The disease-specific chapters note the current gaps in knowledge and suggest areas for further study.
GI Epidemiology serves as both a useful refresher and a reliable reference on the methods and techniques used in epidemiological studies for consultants and researchers in gastroenterology.
It is also an invaluable tool for fellows/trainees in gastroenterology, candidates for recertification in the combined disciplines of gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology and colorectal surgery, and anyone completing MPH training.
PART 1: Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders: The Public Health Perspective
1. The Importance of GI Epidemiology
2. The Burden of Gastrointestinal Diseases
PART 2: Methodological Issues in GI Epidemiology
3. Overview of Epidemiologic Methodology
4. Patient-reported Outcomes
5. GI Questionnaires
6. Clinical Trials
7. Decision Analyses
8. Health Economics
9. Systematic Reviews
11. Databases for Epidemiological Studies
12. Nutritional Epidemiology
13. Infectious Disease Epidemiology
14. Genetic Epidemiology
15. A Career in GI Epidemiology
16. Funding Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
PART 3: Epidemiology of Specific GI Diseases
17. GERD, Barrett's Esophagus, and Esophageal Cancer
18. Helicobacter pylori Infection, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastric Cancer
20. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
21. Celiac Disease
22. Measuring Utilization of Colonoscopy in Clinical Practice
23. Colorectal Carcinoma
24. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
26. Infectious Diarrhea
27. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
28. Fecal Incontinence
31. Pancreatic Cancer
32. Alcoholic Liver Disease
33. Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
34. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
35. Hepatitis B & C