Handbook of Liver Disease

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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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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.
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443055201
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 510

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgments
1 Assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies 1
2 Acute liver failure 17
3 Acute viral hepatitis 29
4 Chronic viral hepatitis 45
5 Autoimmune hepatitis 59
6 Alcoholic liver disease 85
7 Fatty liver and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 95
8 Drug-induced and toxic liver disease 103
9 Cirrhosis and portal hypertension : an overview 125
10 Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding 139
11 Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 149
12 Hepatorenal syndrome 165
13 Hepatic encephalopathy 175
14 Primary biliary cirrhosis 185
15 Primary sclerosing cholangitis 199
16 Hemochromatosis 211
17 Wilson disease and related disorders 221
18 Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and other metabolic liver diseases 237
19 Budd-Chiari syndrome and other vascular disorders 249
20 The liver in heart failure 257
21 The liver in pregnancy 269
22 The liver in systemic disease 283
23 Pediatric liver disease 293
24 Liver disease in the elderly 305
25 HIV and the liver 317
26 Granulomatous liver disease 329
27 Hepatic tumors 339
28 Hepatic abscesses and cysts 349
29 Other infections involving the liver 365
30 Surgery in the patient with liver disease and postoperative jaundice 387
31 Liver transplantation 401
32 Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis 417
33 Diseases of the bile ducts 431
34 Tumors of the biliary tract 447
Index 461
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