Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract

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Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract

M. V. Singer (Editor) and D. Brenner (Editor), «Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract»
S Karger Pub | ISBN 3805580304 | February 2006 | PDF | 160 Pages | 1,7 Mb

Alcohol-related disorders account for an enormous part of the global mortality and morbidity, with most patients being treated in gastroenterology. For this book, a team of internationally renowned experts has contributed state-of-the-art reviews on alcohol-related epidemiology, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas as well as the question of how to guide alcoholics psychologically.
The first paper evaluates epidemiological data on the impact of alcohol consumption on total morbidity and mortality. This is followed by a critical appraisal of the effect of moderate drinking on the risk and pathophysiological mechanisms of gastrointestinal diseases and of certain health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. An assessment of available animal models to explain the latest findings in basic alcohol research is followed by a discussion of the effects of alcohol on the various parts of the gastrointestinal system, with special emphasis on the pancreas and liver. Reviews of the well-known association between alcohol consumption and increased risk of cancer and a discussion on how best to care for alcoholics in view of the presented research advances conclude this volume.
For those interested in alcohol-related epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, pathophysiology, clinical aspects and the treatment of alcohol-induced diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas, this publication contains a wealth of information.

Title Page / Table of Contents
Measuring the Health Consequences of Alcohol Consumption: Current Needs and Methodological Challenges
Moderate Alcohol Consumption and the Gastrointestinal Tract
Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System: A Review of Pathophysiological Processes
Animal Models and Their Results in Gastrointestinal Alcohol Research
Alcohol-Related Diseases of the Mouth and Throat
Alcohol-Related Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach
Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Gut
Alcoholic Pancreatitis
Molecular Mechanisms of Alcoholic Pancreatitis
Treatment of Alcoholic Pancreatitis
Genetic Polymorphisms in Alcoholic Pancreatitis
Clinical Syndromes of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Molecular Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Hepatic Fibrosis
Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Alcohol and Hepatitis C
Alcohol Consumption and Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Therapy and Supportive Care of Alcoholics: Guidelines for Practitioners