Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide To Hepatitis and Liver Disease (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 24, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
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In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death.

In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to treatment options and lifestyle changes. In addition, this comprehensive handbook reveals cutting-edge research on the dangers of hepatitis C, one of the world's fasting-growing microbial threats.
  

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Contents

THE LOCATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE LIVER
CONCLUSION
SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE
THE INITIAL VISIT TO THE DOCTOR
CONCLUSION
UNDERSTANDING LIVER FUNCTION TESTS LFTs
UNDERSTANDING IMAGING STUDIES
CONCLUSION
DIAGNOSING AIH
THE OVERLAP SYNDROMES
CLASSIFICATION OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIH
TREATMENT OF AIH
PROMISING NEW THERAPIES FOR AIH
LIVER TRANSPLANTATIONWHEN ALL ELSE HAS FAILED
CONCLUSION
WHAT IS PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS?

WHAT KINDS OF DOCTORS TREAT LIVER DISEASE?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SPECIALIST
THE DOCTORS OFFICE AND STAFF
THE WAYS DOCTORS HELP PATIENTS OUTSIDE THEIR PRACTICES
INSURANCE AND HMO PLANS
LIVER DISEASE SPECIALISTS AND THE INTERNET
CONSULTING WITH THE SPECIALIST
CONCLUSION
THE LIVER BIOPSY AND WHY ITS NECESSARY
WHEN A LIVER BIOPSY ISNT NECESSARY
PREPARING FOR THE LIVER BIOPSY
THE DAY OF THE BIOPSY
TECHNIQUES FOR PERFORMING LIVER BIOPSIES
COMPLICATIONS OF A LIVER BIOPSY
WHAT TO DO AFTER THE BIOPSY
WHAT IS CIRRHOSIS?
LIVER DISEASES THAT CAN LEAD TO CIRRHOSIS
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF CIRRHOSIS
DIAGNOSING CIRRHOSIS
THE POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS OF CIRRHOSIS
CONCLUSION
WHAT IS HEPATITIS?
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACUTE CHRONIC AND FULMINANT HEPATITIS
THE CAUSES OF HEPATITIS
THE SYMPTOMS AND PHYSICAL SIGNS OF HEPATITIS
TREATMENT OF HEPATITIS
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT VIRAL HEPATITIS
HOW HEPATITIS VIRUSES ARE TRANSMITTED
WHAT IS HEPATITIS A?
HOW HAV IS TRANSMITTED
THOSE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR HEPATITIS A
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF HEPATITIS A
DIAGNOSING HEPATITIS A
TREATMENT OF HEPATITIS A
CONCLUSION
WHAT IS HEPATITIS B?
HOW HBV IS TRANSMITTED
THOSE AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR HEPATITIS B
WHAT IS ACUTE HEPATITIS B?
WHAT IS FULMINANT HEPATITIS B?
THE HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS HDV
LONGTERM PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS B AND D
WHAT IS HEPATITIS C?
HOW HCV IS TRANSMITTED
THOSE AT INCREASED RISK FOR HEPATITIS C
WHAT IS ACUTE HEPATITIS C?
WHAT IS FULMINANT HEPATITIS C?
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
DIAGNOSING CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
THE LONGTERM PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
CONCLUSION
WHAT IS ANTIVIRAL THERAPY?
WHAT ARE INTERFERONS?
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF INTERFERON THERAPY AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM
DISCONTINUATION OF INTERFERON THERAPY DUE TO SIDE EFFECTS
FINANCIAL ISSUES CONCERNING INTERFERON
CONCLUSION
TREATMENT OF ACUTE HEPATITIS B
ALFA INTERFERON THERAPY FOR CHRONIC HEPATITIS B
OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHRONIC HEPATITIS B
FACTORS THAT MAY ADVERSELY INFLUENCE RESPONSE TO ANTIVIRAL THERAPY
IS ANTIVIRAL THERAPY FOR EVERYONE WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS B?
TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS D
MONITORING THOSE WHO ARE NOT TREATED
TREATMENT OF ACUTE HEPATITIS C
THE REASONS TO TREAT CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
THOSE WHO SHOULD OR SHOULDNT START ANTIVIRAL THERAPY
TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
DETERMINING A RESPONSE TO THERAPY
INDIVIDUALIZING THERAPY
RETREATMENT OF PATIENTS
MONITORING PATIENTS BEFORE AND DURING THERAPY
OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
ADJUNCTS TO THERAPY
MONITORING THOSE WHO ARE NOT BEING TREATED
WHAT IS AUTOIMMUNE HEPATITIS?
GENDER AND AIH
THE POSSIBLE CAUSES OF AIH
OTHER AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH AIH
THE RISING REPORTS OF PBC
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF PBC
DIAGNOSING PBC
DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH PBC
FATSOLUBLE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES
TREATMENT OF PBC
LIVER DISEASES THAT RESEMBLE PBC
THE NATURAL HISTORY AND PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH PBC
CONCLUSION
AN OVERVIEW OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE NAFLD
INSULIN RESISTANCE AND NAFLD
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME
WHO IS AT RISK FOR NAFLD?
THE PREVALENCE OF NAFLD
OTHER CAUSES OF NAFLD
THE SYMPTOMS AND PHYSICAL SIGNS OF NAFLD
TREATMENT OF NAFLD
THE NATURAL HISTORY AND PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH NAFLD
CONCLUSION
THE PREVALENCE OF ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE
FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALD
THE SYMPTOMS AND PHYSICAL SIGNS OF ALD
DIAGNOSING ALD
THE STAGES OF ALD
TREATMENT OF ALD
THE NATURAL HISTORY AND PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH ALD
ARE THERE ANY HEALTH BENEFITS TO ALCOHOL?
WHAT IS HEMOCHROMATOSIS?
HOW COMMON IS HEMOCHROMATOSIS?
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS
DIAGNOSING HEMOCHROMATOSIS
TREATMENT OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS
THE LONGTERM PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH HEMOCHROMATOSIS
SECONDARY OR ACQUIRED IRON OVERLOAD DISEASES
CONCLUSION
LIVER MASSES
OTHER LIVER ABNORMALITIES THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH A PRIMARY LIVER TUMOR
THE CAUSES OF HCC
HBV
HCV
THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF HCC
DIAGNOSING HCC
SCREENING AND SURVEILLANCE FOR HCC
THE LONGTERM PROGNOSIS FOR THOSE WITH HCC
CONCLUSION
TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS
TREATMENT OF COMPLICATIONS
CONCLUSION
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT HERBS
THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT HEALTH AND EDUCATION ACT OF 1994
MILK THISTLETHE MOST WIDELY USED HERB FOR LIVER DISEASE
OTHER HERBS USED FOR HEPATITIS AND LIVER DISEASE
HERBS THAT MAY HARM THE LIVER
OTHER ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR LIVER DISEASE
RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
CONCLUSION
THE HISTORY AND SUCCESS RATE OF LIVER TRANSPLANTS
DETERMINING WHO NEEDS A LIVER TRANSPLANT
THOSE WHO ARE POOR CANDIDATES FOR LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
EVALUATING A PATIENT FOR A LIVER TRANSPLANT
THE MELD SCORE
TRANSPLANTATION FOR SPECIFIC LIVER DISEASES
LIVER DONORS
POSTTRANSPLANT MEDICATIONS AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS
COMPLICATIONS AFTER TRANSPLANT
LIVING WITH A NEW LIVER
IS THERE AN OPTIMAL DIET FOR THOSE WITH LIVER DISEASE?
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
OTHER DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
OTHER DIETARY CONCERNS
WEIGHT PROBLEMS AND LIVER DISEASE
EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH LIVER DISEASE
CONCLUSION
PREGNANCY AND THE LIVER
SEX AND LIVER DISEASE
MEDICATIONS AND THE LIVER
PREVENTION OF LIVER DISEASE
CONCLUSION
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