This guide provides the answers to patient questions that are frequently posed to practitioners who care for pregnant and non-pregnant women with GI and liver disorders. The first part of the text outlines gender-based differences in GI disorders, including GERD, liver disease, pancreatic disease, IBD, and IBS. The second part of the text reviews common GI and liver diseases that occur during pregnancy, while guiding clinicians through various diagnostic and therapeutic/management approaches. GI and liver diseases that are covered in this section include nausea and vomiting, viral hepatitis, and pregnancy-specific liver disorders such as preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and intrahepatic cholestasis. The text concludes with a chapter on the safety of GI procedures for the pregnant patient.
Written by experts in the field, Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders in Women’s Health: A Point of Care Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for the busy clinician who needs the best evidence-based answers to patient questions at their fingertips.
• Provides answers to questions that are frequently posed to providers who care for pregnant and non-pregnant women with GI and liver disorders
• Conveys high yield information in an easy to read format
• Written by recognized experts in their fields