Acute Liver Failure

Acute Liver Failure

by William M. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521188946

ISBN-13: 9780521188944

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Acute liver failure (ALF) is a distinct clinical syndrome which crosses medical disciplines. A relatively rare condition, ALF remains a major focus of clinical and research attention and with the advent of transplantation, understanding ALF management has taken on new urgency.This volume, the first dedicated to ALF, describes the etiology, pathology and treatment of…  See more details below

Overview

Acute liver failure (ALF) is a distinct clinical syndrome which crosses medical disciplines. A relatively rare condition, ALF remains a major focus of clinical and research attention and with the advent of transplantation, understanding ALF management has taken on new urgency.This volume, the first dedicated to ALF, describes the etiology, pathology and treatment of this imp ortant syndrome. Also covered are consensus techniques in liver transplantations, liver assist devices and future treatments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521188944
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
1Classification and clinical syndromes of acute liver failure1
2Viral hepatitis and acute liver failure10
3Drug hepatoxicity as a cause of acute liver failure19
4Acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure32
5Unusual causes of acute liver failure43
6Pediatric aspects of acute liver failure53
7Role of cytokines and immune mechanisms in acute liver failure67
8Pathology of acute liver failure79
9Hepatocyte replication and liver regeneration93
10Medical management of acute liver failure115
11Circulatory derangements, monitoring, and management: heart, kidney, and brain132
12Brain edema and intracranial hypertension in acute liver failure144
13Management of infection in acute liver failure158
14Prognosis and consideration of transplantation173
15Liver transplantation in patients with acute liver failure: the European experience186
16Transplantation for acute liver failure: the American experience201
17Auxiliary liver transplantation211
18Extracorporeal liver support: historical background and critical analysis223
19Hepatocyte culture and bioreactor design for liver support systems245
20Clinical experience with an extracorporeal liver assist device255
21Treatment of acute liver failure by high volume plasmapheresis267
22Dialysis/adsorption techniques for acute liver failure278
23Hepatocyte transplantation in liver failure and inherited metabolic disorders285
Index301

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