GI Epidemiology

GI Epidemiology

Editor(s): Nicholas J. Talley, G. Richard Locke, Yuri A. Saito

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405149495

Online ISBN: 9780470692189

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692189

About this Book

Authoritative new text from the experts in GI population studies


This book covers both key methodological issues and the most important information in the field, disease by disease. It focuses on population-based information and studies looking at principles and approaches to diagnosis and treatment of diseases.


GI Epidemiology brings together world authorities in multiple disciplines for the very first time, to create one clear and comprehensive source. The bulk of the chapters are divided into two parts, covering methodological issues and the epidemiology of specific GI diseases. Each chapter begins with a list of key points, followed by a review written in a clear and simple style.

The methodologic chapters cover evidence-based medicine, meta-analysis, systematic reviews, genetic and molecular epidemiology, clinical trials, questionnaire design, and health economics. The disease-specific chapters note the current gaps in knowledge and suggest areas for further study.

GI Epidemiology serves as both a useful refresher and a reliable reference on the methods and techniques used in epidemiological studies for consultants and researchers in gastroenterology.

It is also an invaluable tool for fellows/trainees in gastroenterology, candidates for recertification in the combined disciplines of gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology and colorectal surgery, and anyone completing MPH training.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders: The Public Health Perspective

  2. Part 2: Methodological Issues in GI Epidemiology

  3. Part 3: Epidemiology of Specific GI Diseases

    1. Chapter 19

      Dyspepsia (pages 143–148)

      Nimish B. Vakil and Nicholas J. Talley

    2. Chapter 24

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (pages 176–183)

      Yuri A. Saito, Nicholas J. Talley and G. Richard Locke

    3. Chapter 30

      Pancreatitis (pages 221–225)

      Santhi Swaroop Vege, Dhiraj Yadav and Suresh T. Chari

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