Handbook of Liver Disease / Edition 2

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Overview

Here's instant access to the symptoms, signs, differential diagnosis, and treatment for the full range of liver disorders. Written by an international 'who's who' of hepatology—and now in full color—this new 2nd Edition provides readers with top-notch, authoritative guidance they can count on!

• Discusses the hottest topics in the field, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and the latest information on liver transplantation.
• Includes expanded coverage of chronic hepatitis C, most notably the use of combination therapy with peginterferon and ribavirin and improvements in the management of the side effects of antiviral therapy.
• Offers the most recent therapeutic options for the management of chronic hepatitis B and advances in the understanding of the molecular biology of this virus.
• Updates the approach to the diagnosis of many liver diseases due to newer tests based on molecular techniques and advances in imaging.
• Features over 340 full-color illustrations.
• Uses a redesigned templated, outline format that makes reference a snap.

• Presents a concise, in-depth clinical summary—in an outline format—of the current practice of hepatology for each major disease entity.
• Provides a liberal use of tables, algorithms, and figures, rendering complex concepts understandable.
• Includes key point boxes at the beginning of each chapter, providing at-a-glance access to vital information.
• Includes alert symbols that highlight information that's critical to patient safety.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Daniel R. Ganger
The 34 chapters of this book are well divided into the major syndromes of presentations of liver disease, complications of cirrhosis and liver failure, specific liver pathology, and liver-related issues in systemic conditions or situations. This would properly cover most presentations of liver disease to meet the objectives of the editors. The purpose is to provide rapid access in a concise practical format to all aspects in liver disease. The audience includes practitioners in primary care, gastroenterology, and hepatology. The multiple contributors have faithfully followed the format with key points, brief overviews and pathogenesis, and practical contributions in the areas of diagnostic tests and treatments. The tables are high quality providing, in most cases, a very rapid access to information. The usefulness of practical guidelines in the viral hepatitis chapter are limited, however, since at the time of publication some currently used therapies had yet to receive FDA approval. As an alternative to the encyclopedic texts in liver diseases, two books are available: Kaplowitz's Liver and Biliary Disease, 2nd edition (Williams & Wilkins, 1996) and Sherlock and Dooley's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 10th edition (Blackwell Science, 1997). This handbook is also high quality but easier to handle. It also provides faster access to the information sought by busy practitioners. Overall, this is an excellent addition to the library of gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and internists. Based on its format, it will require frequent editions to meet the objectives set by the editors.
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Reviewer: Daniel R. Ganger, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: The 34 chapters of this book are well divided into the major syndromes of presentations of liver disease, complications of cirrhosis and liver failure, specific liver pathology, and liver-related issues in systemic conditions or situations. This would properly cover most presentations of liver disease to meet the objectives of the editors.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide rapid access in a concise practical format to all aspects in liver disease.
Audience: The audience includes practitioners in primary care, gastroenterology, and hepatology.
Features: The multiple contributors have faithfully followed the format with key points, brief overviews and pathogenesis, and practical contributions in the areas of diagnostic tests and treatments. The tables are high quality providing, in most cases, a very rapid access to information. The usefulness of practical guidelines in the viral hepatitis chapter are limited, however, since at the time of publication some currently used therapies had yet to receive FDA approval.
Assessment: As an alternative to the encyclopedic texts in liver diseases, two books are available: Kaplowitz's Liver and Biliary Disease, 2nd edition (Williams & Wilkins, 1996) and Sherlock and Dooley's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 10th edition (Blackwell Science, 1997). This handbook is also high quality but easier to handle. It also provides faster access to the information sought by busy practitioners. Overall, this is an excellent addition to the library of gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and internists. Based on its format, it will require frequent editions to meet the objectives set by the editors.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443066337
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/22/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies
2. Acute liver failure
3. Acute viral hepatitis
4. Chronic viral hepatitis
5. Autoimmune hepatitis
6. Alcoholic liver disease
7. Fatty liver and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
8. Drug-induced and toxic liver disease
9. Cirrhosis and portal hypertension: an overview
10. Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding
11. Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
12. Hepatorenal syndrome
13. Hepatic encephalopathy
14. Primary biliary cirrhosis
15. Primary sclerosing cholangitis
16. Hemochromatosis
17. Wilson's disease and related disorders
18. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and other metabolic liver diseases
19. Budd-Chiari syndrome and other vascular disorders
20. The liver in heart failure
21. The liver in pregnancy
22. The liver in systemic disease
23. Pediatric liver disease
24. Liver disease in the elderly
25. HIV and the liver
26. Granulomatous liver disease
27. Hepatic tumours
28. Hepatic abscesses and cysts
29. Other infections involving the liver
30. Surgery in the patient with liver disease and postoperative jaundice
31. Liver transplantation
32. Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
33. Diseases of the bile ducts
34. Tumors of the biliary tract

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