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By Norton Greenberger, Richard Blumberg, Robert Burakoff

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Authored through specialist physicians at Harvard clinical university and Brigham and Women's health center, present analysis & therapy: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy bargains a streamlined, templated presentation that simplifies the prognosis and scientific administration of digestive and liver diseases.

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  • Complete assessment of advances in diagnostic and healing endoscopy
  • “Essentials of prognosis” bulleted lists convey immediate tips on picking out either universal and infrequent digestive issues
  • Over ninety full-color endoscopic and different photographs of GI issues
  • Over 50 radiographic pictures make clear using the numerous at the moment on hand imaging concepts
  • Key info from similar fields, together with GI surgical procedure, and subspecialities similar to liver transplantation, bariatric surgical procedure, inflammatory bowel illness, and motility disorder

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At the same time, mutations in these genes are present in only a minority of Crohn disease cases. Clearly, other less well-described dysregulations in the gut immune defense systems exist. A more complete discussion of the immunopathology of IBD can be found in Chapter 2. Animal studies have demonstrated that the presence of commensal gut bacteria is necessary for IBD to occur. In theory, the subsequent enteritis or colitis results from a dysregulated or inappropriate immune response to flora tolerated by healthy individuals.

For example, genetic polymorphisms in the NOD2 gene may increase the risk of developing exaggerated secretion of cytokines that promote Th1 and Th17 cells. Similarly, T cells in CD may be more sensitive to cytokines secreted by dendritic cells (such as IL-12 and IL-23) given the detection of polymorphisms of the IL-23 receptor expressed on T cells that determine the responsiveness of this receptor. In a similar manner, dendritic cells in UC likely sample and respond to bacterial antigens in a manner that leads to the excess secretion of other cytokines that would tend to promote a Th2-like response derived from the activity of a unique subset of T cells, the NKT cells.

Severe tenderness, fever, or tachycardia heralds fulminant disease. 2. Laboratory findings—Patients with active disease are generally anemic and often iron deficient. Hypoalbuminemia suggests extensive disease with subsequent colonic protein losses. Leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, ESR, and CRP are nonspecific markers of systemic inflammation. Elevations in ESR and CRP are less common in ulcerative colitis than in Crohn disease. Stool studies should be sent and found negative for typical bacterial pathogens, C difficile, and ova and parasites.

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