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ISBN-13: 9780521188944
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Clinical Syndrome and Etiology: 1. Classification and clinical syndromes of Acute Liver Failure; 2. Viral hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure; 3. Drug hepatoxicity and Acute Liver Failure; 4. Acetaminophen-related Acute Liver Failure; 5. Unusual causes of Acute Liver Failure; 6. Pediatric aspects of Acute Liver Failure; Part II. Mechanisms of Disease and Multisystem Involvement: 7. The role of cytokines and immune mechanisms in Acute Liver Failure; 8. The pathology of Acute Liver Failure; 9. Hepatic replication and liver regeneration; Part III. Intensive Care Management; 10. Medical management of Acute Liver Failure; 11. Circulatory derangements: monitoring and management of heart, kidney and brain; 12. Brain edema and intracranial hypertension in Acute Liver Failure; 13. Management of infection in Acute Liver Failure; Part IV. Transplantation: 14. Prognosis and consideration of transplantation; 15. Liver transplantation in patients with Acute Liver Failure: the European experience; 16. Liver transplantation in patients with Acute Liver Failure: the American experience; 17. Auxiliary liver transplantation; Part V. Artificial and Bioartifical Liver Devices: 18. Extracorporeal liver support: historical background and critical analysis; 19. Hepatocyte culture and bioreactor design for liver support systems; 20. Clinical experience with an extracorporeal liver assist device (ELAD); Part VI. Other Approaches: 21. Treatment of Acute Liver Failure by high volume plasmapheresis; 22. Dialysis/adsorption techniques for Acute Liver Failure; 23. Hepatocyte transplantation in liver failure and inherited metabolic disorders.

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