Esophageal diseases are among the most commonly seen disorders in the practice of internists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons around the world. This atlas provides clinically relevant information on the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the esophagus. The book also features a detailed review of esophageal testing. This includes commonly employed methods such as endoscopy, barium testing, manometry, and pH monitoring, as well as newer modalities such as endoscopic ultrasound, impedence and bravo pH testing. Both the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon manifestations of esophageal disorders are covered in depth, with each disorder illustrated by representative images supported by succinct explanatory text. This atlas will prove to be a useful reference for both clinical practitioners and trainees.84 Definition: chronic symptoms or mucosal damage caused by reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Pathophysiology: impaired ... Chronic cough GERD is the third most common cause of chronic cough after post-nasal drip and asthma (4.71). Patients with chronic ... and post-nasal drip. PPIs twice daily are the best initial management, and a GERD-related cough can take 3 months to resolve.
|Author||:||Michael F. Vaezi, Woosuk Park, Jason Swoger|
|Publisher||:||Clinical Pub Serv - 2006|