Edy E. Soffer, MD
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Soffer EE. Gastrointestinal Motility: Tests and Problem-Oriented Approach. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-3-200102060-00032
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(3):260.
Rao SS, ed. 310 pages. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum; 1999. $135.00. ISBN 0306461293. Order phone 781-871-6600.
Field of medicine: Gastroenterology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Gastroenterologists, trainees, and practitioners who treat patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders.
Purpose: To provide a guide for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to common gastrointestinal motility problems in adults and children.
Content: The material for the book was derived in part from the proceedings of the annual University of Iowa Gastrointestinal Motility Symposia. Twenty-nine chapters are grouped into six sections. The first section covers various diagnostic techniques. The next four sections address motility disorders affecting different segments of the gastrointestinal tract, from the oropharynx to the anorectum. The last section deals with visceral pain and common abdominal pain syndromes. Two chapters cover motility disorders in the pediatric population.
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