Medical students and junior doctors are integral to the healthcare system. On an academic gastroenterology service, they often initially evaluate patients before the arrival of the consulting physician. For all clinical specialties, acquisition of medical knowledge is required to gain expertise. Several resources are available for this purpose, including textbooks and evidence-based articles. This highly illustrated book, inspired by patient care, over’s a fresh approach to clinical teaching. “50 Gastrointestinal Cases and Associated Imaging” contains a gamut of cases for which gastroenterologists are commonly consulted in the hospital and outpatient settings. Each case is presented from the initial history and work-up, including imaging (various modalities, including endoscopy), followed by a brief discussion on management. Questions are presented to the reader in each case, immediately followed by the answers. Since each case is unique, the pertinent teaching points are tested in a question format within the case narrative. Similar to real-life scenarios, this helps the reader retain the most important information. Why buy this book? Unlike most review texts that just list the facts, this volume integrates teaching points into realistic clinical cases. Medical students through to residents or registrars in internal medicine, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and surgery will benefit it from reading the cases presented. Secondary audiences include radiologists who want to understand the presentation of common gastrointestinal cases, and general practitioners and nurses who are looking for a unique teaching tool and a way to review imaging. Finally, this book will make an excellent prerequisite for any individual prior to starting a gastroenterology rotation.
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