Traditional textbooks in this field have emphasized the basic sciences of pathology, biochemistry and physiology. Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology covers all the major diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, utilizing clinical epidemiology to present the strongest and most current evidence for interventions. This second edition is edited and written by leading gastroenterologists from around the world, each chapter summarizes the evidence so that better informed decisions will be made about which treatments to offer to patients. "This is an extremely interesting and well-produced book [...] The Editors...are to be complimented for preparing the second edition of a book which differs significantly from many other gastrointestinal texts and...should be present in any specialised library frequented by gastroenterologists aiming to practise the best available clinical evidence." Digestive and Liver DiseasesMcDonald, John W. D. is the author of 'Evidenced-Based Gastroenterology and Child Health ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780727917515 and ISBN 072791751X.