Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract are Common and Frequently Prompt Patients to Seek Medical Care (Gastroenterology: What is New in 2009?) (Report)

Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract are Common and Frequently Prompt Patients to Seek Medical Care (Gastroenterology: What is New in 2009?) (Report)

As with other medical disciplines, huge advances have been made in the practice of gastroenterology; in this brief overview I would like to highlight some of the recent developments which have either had an impact on patient care or are likely to do so in the future. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s oesophagus

Medical Management of Eating Disorders

Medical Management of Eating Disorders

Now in its third edition, the Medical Management of Eating Disorders is the definitive text on the diagnosis and general management of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other related eating disorders. Providing up-to-date information and research on world-class treatments, this book helps health care professionals understand how to treat eating […]

Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine is an essential ingredient for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency (ID) causes goiter and different forms of physical and mental retardation. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affect the poor, pregnant woman and preschool children (1,2). Normal levels of thyroid hormones are required for neuronal migration and myelination of the foetal brain, and lack […]

Genetic Disorders in the Indian Community of South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Genetic Disorders in the Indian Community of South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Some genetic disorders are ubiquitous, occurring in every ethnic group and in all geographical regions, while others show considerable ethnic and geographical specificity. In turn, the presence or absence of specific genetic disorders in a particular community has important implications for medical diagnosis, management and genetic counselling. The genetic disorders present in South Africa were […]

Medicinal Plants Used for Dermatological Disorders: A Study of Uttarakhand State in India (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Medicinal Plants Used for Dermatological Disorders: A Study of Uttarakhand State in India (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction Since the human skin is directly exposed to the outer environment, it is the most sensitive body part to changes in the environment and hence most susceptible to diseases based on environmental health. Being a barrier and defensive layer between pathogens including external damages and internal environment of human body the skin not only […]