Colonic Diseases

  • Timothy R. Koch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Colorectal Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pradeep K. Dudeja, Ravinder Gill, K. Ramaswamy
      Pages 3-23
    3. Mary Francis Otterson
      Pages 25-33
    4. Kenton M. Sanders, Terence K. Smith
      Pages 35-52
    5. Samuel B. Ho, Laurie L. Shekels
      Pages 53-71
    6. Sebastian G. de la Fuente, Christopher R. Mantyh, Theodore N. Pappas
      Pages 73-84
    7. Emmanuel C. Opara
      Pages 85-93
    8. Emmanuel C. Opara, Timothy R. Koch
      Pages 95-104
    9. Jonathan R. Fulton, Cynthia A. Cunningham, Christopher F. Cuff
      Pages 105-122
    10. Stacey A. Weiland, Yang K. Chen
      Pages 123-140
    11. Thomas J. Borody, Patricia L. Conway
      Pages 141-161
    12. Michael D. Crowell, Brian E. Lacy
      Pages 163-175
  3. Investigation of Disease Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Emmanuel C. Opara
      Pages 179-189
    3. Russell F. Jacoby, Carolyn E. Cole
      Pages 191-210
    4. Cynthia A. Cunningham, Jonathan R. Fulton, Christopher F. Cuff
      Pages 211-225
    5. Donald G. Seibert
      Pages 243-274
    6. Sarah M. Dry, Galen R. Cortina, Klaus J. Lewin
      Pages 275-295
    7. Devang N. Prajapati, Walter J. Hogan
      Pages 297-319
    8. Lisa M. Gangarosa
      Pages 321-333
    9. William J. Snape Jr.
      Pages 335-343
    10. Diego R. Martin, Ming Yang, Paul Hamilton
      Pages 357-380
  4. Colorectal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Carol Lynn Berseth
      Pages 383-393
    3. Marc Stauffer, Timothy R. Koch
      Pages 395-407
    4. Gordon L. Telford, Susan W. Telford, Mary F. Otterson
      Pages 409-421
    5. Melanie B. Thomas, Robert A. Wolff
      Pages 423-439
    6. Anne Lutz-Vorderbruegge, Arnd Schulte-Bockholt
      Pages 441-457
    7. Amit G. Shah, Stephen B. Hanauer
      Pages 459-478
    8. Bret A. Lashner
      Pages 479-489
    9. Michael Camilleri
      Pages 491-504
    10. Peter Grübel, David R. Cave
      Pages 505-521
    11. Joseph P. Muldoon, Steven J. Stryker
      Pages 523-534
    12. Mohammed M. H. Kalan, Bruce A. Orkin
      Pages 535-543
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 545-553

About this book


With an aging population prone to colorectal disorders and with the quickening pace of medical discovery, there is a need for an up-to-date survey of the field. In Colonic Diseases, Timothy R. Koch, MD, has assembled a panel of innovative basic researchers, esteemed clinical investigators, and well-known clinicians to bridge the gap between basic and clinical research and the day-to-day care of patients with colonic disorders. As a foundation for better understanding, the authors review what is currently known about normal colonic physiology, explain the mechanisms of disease involved in the development of colonic disorders, and highlight important clues for potential therapies. Their review of the diagnosis and treatment of common colonic disorders covers colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, and constipation. Here the authors fully discuss potential symptoms, pathological and radiological findings, the differential diagnosis, and presently recommended modes of evaluation and therapy, including the use of probiotics. New areas of potential treatment not presently available for patients with chronic symptoms are also examined, along with the advanced treatment techniques currently in use at the Cleveland Clinic (for ulcerative colitis), The University of Chicago (for Crohn's disease), the Mayo Clinic (for irritable bowel syndrome), and the MD Anderson Cancer Center (for colorectal cancer).
Timely and cutting-edge, Colonic Diseases explains the origins and treatment of common colorectal disorders, blending the molecular mechanisms of disease with new outcomes and epidemiological research to improve our present and future understanding of colonic diseases and their management.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy R. Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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