Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Childrenby Deirdre Kelly, Deirdre A. Kelly
Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, Third Edition provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of paediatric liver diseases, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary team working and holistic management of the child and family. This fully revised edition has also been updated to cover recent advances in paediatric/i>… See more details below
Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, Third Edition provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of paediatric liver diseases, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary team working and holistic management of the child and family. This fully revised edition has also been updated to cover recent advances in paediatric hepatology. It includes new chapters describing the effects of liver disease in pregnancy on mother and child through to adolescence. With increasing numbers of young people surviving into adult life this edition addresses the importance of managing adolescent transition effectively.
Trainees, practising paediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists will welcome the practical approach outlined in this text, while other healthcare professionals involved in the management of liver disease in children will find it an accessible and comprehensive reference.
Description: This book provides an easy to read clinical assessment of this exciting and important field of medicine. The algorithms are good.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical approach to pediatric liver disease, highlighted by development of section categories (i.e., neonatal liver disease, acute liver disease, etc.). There are excellent chapters on surgical management, including liver and liver-bowel transplantation. There is a unique and important chapter on dental care of children with liver disease. This book fulfills a clinical need not previously met for the non-expert.
Audience: The editor is right on target this book is for the non-specialist pediatrician and trainee, as well as trainees in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and surgery. Previously trained pediatric gastroenterologists with weak exposure to hepatology will greatly benefit from this text. The contributors predominantly have a British background and all have expertise in the chapters written.
Features: The editor covers how to diagnose and treat acute liver disease with an appropriate emphasis on the infant. Hepatitis and inherited disorders are practically covered. Diseases of the biliary tree are very well done. The approach includes assessment of the whole child, including the skin and systemic disorders. The chapter on acute liver failure is excellent. For the most part, the tables, figures, and pictures in the color atlas are meaningful. Some of the photomicrography of liver pathology is too small for interpretive learning, especially by the non-expert. There is a little too much duplication although it is cross referenced well.
Assessment: What this book offers is a very readable clinical approach to pediatric liver disease not available in single chapters in adult hepatology texts or in more general pediatric gastroenterology textbooks. Suchy's Liver Disease in Children (Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1994) provides more in-depth exposure for specialists. This book fills the need for the non-expert and those in training for immediate clinical answers.
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