Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

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Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology: A Case Based Approach presents a collection of interesting cases in liver disease seen at a very busy and large liver transplant center in the United States. These cases cover the full range of pathology that an internist or gastroenterologist may expect to see in a lifetime of taking care of patients with acute or chronic liver disease, before or after liver transplant. Each case is presented as you would see it in a clinical situation where a patient presents a complaint or something is noted on exam or blood work. The question/answer format will help one through the problem of making a diagnosis or in considering a differential diagnosis and also point to the best way to manage each condition. The volume is divided into pre-transplant and post-transplant hepatology. Each case is 3 pages with the first page presenting the case and pertinent lab data and 3-4 questions (i.e. differential diagnosis, tests to order, x-rays/CT required).The second page illustrates the tests, scans, biopsies and asks for the pertinent findings. The third page provides the diagnosis and what may have been expected with other diagnoses. Here is a single source dealing with questions specific for patients with complications of advanced liver disease and also clinical situations seen in transplant hepatology.

Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology: A Case Based Approach will have great appeal to anyone in hepatology/transplant hepatology and also to residents/fellows and internists interested in gastroenterology.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kevin M Korenblat, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: The 90 clinical vignettes in this book illustrate both common and uncommon clinical situations encountered in the care of patients with liver disease and liver transplantation. The cases end with a question or series of questions followed by answers meant to foster further discussion of the case and references.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students and trainees with a clinically relevant approach to understanding the clinical manifestations and treatment of a variety of liver and liver transplant-related disease. These case-based books are common in many fields and serve as a useful supplement to, but not a substitute for, textbook-based learning. The book only partially meets its objectives.
Audience: The book is suitable for medical students and trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and more advanced physicians will find the clinical cases and pictures helpful as teaching material. However, experienced clinicians well know that patient histories are rarely as certain and clear-cut as these vignettes. The author and contributors are well trained in the field.
Features: This is good as a review for trainees and a useful supplement for preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) transplant hepatology boards. The pictures are clear and illustrative. Of necessity, the book appeals to a narrow audience and cannot substitute for more conventional textbooks. Experienced clinicians may find some of the answers debatable.
Assessment: This is a useful addition to other books aimed at trainees in the area of gastroenterology, hepatology, and liver transplantation. It will be most helpful to trainees who wish to become ABIM certified in transplant hepatology, but at a list price of $139, it may not be worth the additional cost.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441970848
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. General Hepatology: Cases 1-26.- Section 2. Advanced Liver Disease: Cases 27-65.- Section 3. Transplant Hepatology: Cases 66-90.

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