Ethanol and the Liver: Mechanisms and Management

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 2, 2003 - Medical - 724 pages
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Distilling the available knowledge on ethanol-induced liver damage and directly complementing the available bio-medical literature, Ethanol and the Liver covers pathogenic and clinical aspects of alcoholic liver disease. Providing broader coverage of the subject than any available monograph, the editors and their panel of experts relate basic science to pathogenesis and treatment modalities and explore future developments.

Coverage includes:
  • Histopathology-fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis
  • Ethanol metabolism and its consequences
  • Mechanisms in the pathogenesis of ALD, including genetics, immunology, and insulin-like growth factors
  • Extrahepatic effects of ALD and the role of alcohol in potentiating liver damage due to other etiologies
  • Interaction of alcohol with viral hepatitis
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Management strategies, including transplantation

    The vast amount of knowledge and expertise gathered in this book make it an unparalleled resource.
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    About the author (2003)

    David Sherman is a former U.S. Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. His website is at www.novelier.com. He is also the author of the military fantasy series, Demontech.
    Dan Cragg enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-years later. He is the author of "Inside the VC and the NVA "(with Michael Lee Lanning), "Top Sergeant" (with William G. Bainbridge), and a Vietnam War novel, "The Soldier's Prize," He is an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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