Mayo Clinic Illustrated Textbook of Neurogastroenterology reflects experience covering the spectrum and maturation of the field of gastrointestinal motility— from studies of ...
Mayo Clinic Illustrated Textbook of Neurogastroenterology
reflects experience covering the spectrum and maturation of the field of gastrointestinal motility— from studies of exotic patterns of myoelectric recordings in research laboratories to a clinical discipline with major advances in the clinical management of thousands of patients seen by gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, or neurologists. Development of the specialty has been characterized by advances in imaging, developments of methods to measure diverse motor and sensory functions from the stomach to the anorectum, introduction of genetic testing, and a plethora of novel pharmacologic and interventional therapies that have revolutionized its practice. The book covers the spectrum of neurogastroenterologic disorders: from those that are associated with genetic and molecular disorders, through disturbances of the extrinsic neural control or the enteric neuromuscular apparatus, to dysfunction associated with disorders of the gut-brain axis; it reflects a desire to pass on clinical and mechanistic insights and advances in therapies that are relevant to a diverse spectrum of clinicians or clinicians in training who care for the estimated 40% of patients presenting to gastroenterologists with symptoms suggestive of disorders of stomach, intestinal, colonic, or anorectal function.Less