Topics in Gastroenterology

Pathogenesis of Functional Bowel Disease

Editors: Snape Jr., William J. (Ed.)

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In their second year in medical school, students begin to learn about the differences between "disease" and "illness." In their studies of pathology they learn to understand disease as pertubations of molecular biological events. And we clinicians can show disease to them by our scans, lay it out even on our genetic scrolls, and sometimes even point out the errant nucleotide. Disease satisfies them and us; at Yale, lectures on the gastrointestinal tract run from achalasia to proctitis. There is, alas, little mention of functional bowel disease or of the irritable or spastic colon, for that is not easy to show on hard copy. Functional bowel disease represents "illness," the response of the person to distress, to food, to the environment, and to the existential problems of living. In real life such matters are most important. Richard Cabot first found out at the Massachusetts General Hospital almost a century ago that 50% of the patients attending the outpatient clinic had "functional" complaints. The figure had grown to over 80% when the very same question was reexamined 60 years later.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Historical Perspectives of Functional Bowel Disease

    Almy, Thomas P.

    Pages 1-11

  • Role of Neural Control in Gastrointestinal Motility and Visceral Pain

    Mayer, Emeran A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Effects of Psychological Factors on Gastrointestinal Function

    Whitehead, William E.

    Pages 37-53

  • Central Control of Gastrointestinal Transit and Motility by Brain—Gut Peptides

    Taché, Yvette

    Pages 55-78

  • Effect of Diet on Intestinal Function and Dysfunction

    Heaton, Kenneth W.

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathogenesis of Functional Bowel Disease
Editors
  • William J. Snape Jr.
Series Title
Topics in Gastroenterology
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Publishing Corporation
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5694-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5694-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5696-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics