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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Practical Guide
     

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Practical Guide

by Geoffrey C. Farrell
 

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Do you have patients referred to you suffering from NAFLD?
Are you looking for an expert guide to the latest in clinical management?

If so, this is the book for you, providing an expert and comprehensive analysis of NAFLD: what it is, why it happens, who is likely to suffer from it, and how to decide on the best management options for your

Overview

Do you have patients referred to you suffering from NAFLD?
Are you looking for an expert guide to the latest in clinical management?

If so, this is the book for you, providing an expert and comprehensive analysis of NAFLD: what it is, why it happens, who is likely to suffer from it, and how to decide on the best management options for your patients.

This book focuses clearly on providing first-rate clinical guidance as to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the clinical setting, based wherever possible on the latest evidence and scientific understanding of disease mechanisms.  With each chapter fully revised and updated with the very latest in AASLD,  EASL and Asia-Pacific guidelines, this second edition provides:

  • Four brand new chapters, including “NAFLD and cardiovascular risk factors” and “Non-invasive methods to determine severity of NAFLD/ NASH”
  • A clear overview on the causative mechanisms of NAFLD
  • Self-assessment via key points and multiple-choice questions throughout
  • The very latest in clinical drug trials
  • Analysis of NAFLD in relation to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and liver cancer
  • A consideration of NAFLD importance in Asia (particularly including Japan and China) and South America, as well as Europe and North America
NAFLD is a serious condition that is increasing in prevalence globally from year to year.  Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Practical Guide, is essential reading for all hepatologists and health professionals managing patients who have this condition.

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Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: Wherever possible, this comprehensive overview and detailed look into nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) uses the latest evidence and scientific understanding of disease mechanisms.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide clinical guidance for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with this disease. This book is needed, as the incidence of NAFLD has risen significantly over the past few decades.
Audience: According to the authors, the audience includes hepatologists and any health professionals who manage patients with NAFLD.
Features: This book provides a clear overview of the causative mechanisms of NAFLD. The pathophysiology is put into further context with several chapters that analyze NAFLD in relation to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and liver cancer. In offering clinical guidance, the book addresses both the difficulties and realities of diagnosis and treatment. Finally, it covers the latest national and international guidelines, discusses the latest in clinical drug trials, and, in several chapters, explores the disease nationally and internationally. Throughout the book, key points are summarized and multiple-choice questions at the end of every chapter aid in self-assessment.
Assessment: This book is useful for anyone who cares for patients with NAFLD — specialist or generalist. It provides both a general overview as well as a detailed look at disease mechanisms, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. It comes out in a timely fashion as diseases such as diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, NAFLD, and NASH are on the rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118556221
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
12 MB
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