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Anil Minocha Shreveport
by Dr. A. Minocha, M.D.; FACP; FACG
Available At Amazon. com and Barnes & Noble
Suggested Retail $14.95
|Foreword by Dr. Richter (Cleveland Clinic)||
About Dr. Minocha's Book
is a rapidly evolving medical sub-specialty, which utilizes many tests
including the history and physical examination, blood studies, endoscopy,
x-rays, tissue biopsies, and physiological tests. Traditional textbooks
on the subject are usually two to three volumes and weigh up to ten to
fifteen pounds. Dr. Anil Minocha is to be congratulated for distilling
the essence of the clinical practice of gastroenterology into a
four-by-six inch pocket book entitled Minocha's Guide to Digestive
Diseases (author: Dr. A. Minocha, M.D.).
This book covers all the ABCs of clinical gastroenterology from the history and physical exam, the use of diagnostic tests, and the pharmacology of commonly used drugs to a good review of common and sometimes unusual GI diseases. His first book was a success and the second is even better. There are new sections including an extensive section on nutrition, both TPN and enteral, drug-induced liver diseases, chronic pancreatitis, and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The section on drugs is extremely up to date with discussions on the newest proton pump inhibitors, COX-2 inhibitors, neostigmine in acute colonic pseudoobstruction, and ribavirin for hepatitis C infection.
Finally, this "pocket jewel" has some pearls of wisdom not found in the traditional textbooks. Enjoy reading the section on, "Common Mistakes and Myths"--it may save you from several embarrassing situations.
This pocket textbook is not a substitute for the traditional texts in gastroenterology, reading in journals, and the knowledge and experience of your senior physician attendees. However, it is filled with helpful readily available facts which can save you time and improve your patient care. Put it in the pocket of your white coat, use it, and best of all--the price is right.
Joel E. Richter, M.D., F.A.C.G., Chairman and Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Guide to Digestive Diseases 2000" is a practical yet concise book targeted at primary care physicians. The book has a foreword by Joel Richter, M.D., Chairman of Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
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