Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology

Jonathan M. Fenkel, MD
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Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology is a unique, pocket-sized reference designed specifically to provide a magnitude of terms and their definitions, guidelines, and references essential to the gastroenterology profession.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Fenkel and his contributors, this compact, concise, and informative reference contains over 1000 commonly used GI and hepatology terms and definitions. Additionally, Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology offers more than 20 quick reference appendices related to common GI and liver diseases.

Some appendices include:
• Causes of acute liver failure
• Approach to elevated liver enzyme tests
• Peptic ulcer disease: therapy and re-bleeding rates
• Colorectal cancer surveillance guidelines
• Scoring of acute pancreatitis
• Types of gallstones

Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology provides an at-your-fingertips guide for anyone who works in the gastroenterology profession, including gastroenterologists, medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, office staff, and industry sales representatives.

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About The Editor
Contributing Authors
Dictionary of Terms
List of Appendices

Section I Liver
Appendix 1: Causes Of Acute Liver Failure
Appendix 2: Cutaneous Manifestations Of Liver Disease
Appendix 3: Selection Criteria For Liver Transplantation In Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Appendix 4: Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Protocol
Appendix 5: Scoring Systems For Alcoholic Hepatitis
Appendix 6: Scoring System For Autoimmune Hepatitis
Appendix 7: Targets Of Transplant Immunosuppression
Appendix 8: Elevated Liver Function Tests in Pregnancy
Appendix 9: Triggers For Hepatic Encephalopathy
Appendix 10: Approach To Elevated Liver Enzyme Tests
Appendix 11: Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serological Markers

Section II GI/Luminal
Appendix 12: Grading Of Erosive Esophagitis
Appendix 13: Approach to Dsyphagia
Appendix 14: Thiopurine Methyltransferase Pathway
Appendix 15: Peptic Ulcer Disease Therapy And Rebleeding Rates
Appendix 16: Crohn’s Disease Versus Ulcerative Colitis in Tabular Format
Appendix 17: Differential Diagnosis Of Terminal Ileitis
Appendix 18: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the GI Tract
Appendix 19: Screening And Surveillance For Colorectal Cancer
Appendix 20: Classification Of GI Bleeding
Appendix 21: Classification Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Appendix 22: Gluten-Free Foods And Sample Daily Diet For Patients With Celiac Disease

Section III Pancreaticobiliary
Appendix 23: Scoring Of Acute Pancreatitis
Appendix 24: Differential Diagnosis Of A Pancreatic Mass
Appendix 25: Types of Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
Appendix 26: Types Of Gallstones

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About the Editors

Jonathan M. Fenkel, MD is an assistant professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is also Director of the Jefferson Hepatitis C Center and Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Fenkel graduated cum laude and as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania and magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Fenkel has been recognized by his peers and trainees as an outstanding educator, including a faculty teaching award in his first year of practice. He has authored more than 40 scientific works, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and poster presentations. He is a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Hepatology. He has served as an invited peer reviewer for many prestigious journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.