Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal Tract

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Alcohol and the Gastrointestinal tract Editors: M.V.Singer, D.A.Brenner Karger, Basel 2006. ISBN 3-8055-8114-9

Alcohol-related disorders account for an enormous part of the global mortality and morbidity. Strikingly, most of the patients with alcohol-induced organic disorders are being treated in gastroenterology. This book provides state-of-the-art reviews by a team of internationally renowned experts on alcohol related epidemiology as well as the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. In addition, this book provides strategies on how to guide alcoholic patients psychologically.

This book contains seventeen papers written by international experts that represent up-to-date and solid scientific data on the subject. The first paper is an overview of the epidemiological data on the impact of alcohol consumption on total morbidity and mortality. This is followed by critical evaluations of the impact of moderate alcohol consumption on the risk and the pathophysiological mechanisms of gastrointestinal diseases. An appraisal of the available animal models used for the study of alcohol-related diseases explains the latest findings in basic alcohol research. The effects of alcohol on the various parts of the gastrointestinal system (mouth and throat, esophagus and stomach, gut, pancreas, liver) are discussed in separate chapters. Special emphasis is made on the pancreas and liver: the attention is given to epidemiology and clinical course, molecular mechanisms, genetic polymorphisms and treatment of alcoholic pancreatitis and to clinical syndromes and treatment of alcoholic liver disease, molecular mechanisms of alcohol-induced hepatic fibrosis and finally alcohol use and hepatitis C. …

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