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Ulcers: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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Editors: Danijel Erceg and Pero Milojević
Book Description:
An ulcer is the result of an imbalance between aggressive and defensive factors. The pathology of ulcer is complex and may involve overproduction of acid or pepsin, inadequate mucosal defense, reflux of bile and pancreatic juice into stomach. Peptic ulcer is a classical example of the biopsychosocial model of disease and like most diseases, it has a multifactorial origin. Furthermore, peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the common disorders affecting the digestive system. The lifetime risk of ulcer is 5-10% in developed countries. This book examines the psychosocial risk factors for developing peptic ulcers. It is shown that PUD occurs more frequently among individuals with anxiety and depressive disorders.
The use of a fibrinogen- and thrombin-coated collagen patch for a perforated peptic ulcer is researched as a method to reduce morbidity and mortality rates. Through the application of such a device, previously used in hepatic surgery, a new and simple modification to the standard technique may improve the seal of the traditional repair, has no complications and makes the overall operation faster. In addition to peptic ulcers, the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of gastric and skin ulcers are explored in this book, including the four most common etiologies that account for the large majority of skin ulcers in the elderly, the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and the results of research done on opical opioid therapy in treating pain from ulcers.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Psychosocial Distress as a Risk Factor of Peptic Ulcer Mortality, pp. 1-19
(Razvodovsky Y.E., Grodno State Medical University, Belarus)

Chapter 2. Peptic Ulcer Associated with Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs/Low-Dose Aspirin, pp. 21-36
(Kazumasa Miyake, Taro Yoshioka, Hiroshi Nakamura, Choitsu Sakamoto, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 3. New Horizon in the Treatment of Perforated Peptic Ulcer, pp. 37-41
(Isidoro Di Carlo, MD, PhD, FACS, Elia Pulvirenti, MD, Adriana Toro, MD, Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy)

Chapter 4. Cardiovascular Disease and Peptic Ulcer in A Japanese Population: The Radiation Effects Research Foundation Adult Health Study, pp. 43-63
(Michiko Yamada and F. Lennie Wong, Departments of Clinical Studies and Statistics, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan and others)*

Chapter 5. Antisecretory Compounds and Stress-Induced Gastric Ulcers, pp. 65-69
(S. Evangelista, Menarini Ricerche SpA, Preclinical Development, Florence, Italy)

Chapter 6. Atypical Skin Ulcers, pp. 71-88
(Jochanan E. Naschitz and Akiva Trattner, Flieman Hospital, Haifa, Israel and others)*

Chapter 7. Topically Applied Morphine Gel for Painful Ulcers, pp. 89-100
(Quy N.H. Tran, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California at Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA)*


      Digestive Diseases - Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-253-3
   Status: AV
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