Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 13, 2009 - Medical - 516 pages
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Chronic viral hepatitis affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and each year millions more people become infected. In Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition, a panel of distinguished clinicians and clinical investigators build upon the first edition by comprehensively reviewing all the relevant new information regarding resistance, side effects, and therapies for chronic viral hepatitis. The text covers recent advances in the understanding of pathogenesis of viral hepatitis while discussing promising agents in development for its treatment. The authors devote special attention to reactivation of hepatitis B with chemotherapy and immunosuppression, herbal and non-traditional therapies, chronic viral hepatitis in the pediatric population, and immunology and immunotherapy of HCV and provide relative costs for all diagnostic and therapeutic options. Authoritative and up-to-date, Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition offers today's gastroenterologists, internists, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists a practical guide to the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis from a multidisciplinary approach.
  

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Contents

Clinical Implications
1
References
29
Epidemiology Risk Factors and Natural History of ChronicHepatitis C
33
References
60
Current and Future Therapy of Chronic Hepatitis C
71
Hepatitis C in Special Populations
97
Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
135
References
148
References
301
Hepatitis B Reactivation in the Setting of Chemotherapy and Immunosuppression
307
References
326
Support of Patients During Antiviral Therapyfor Hepatitis B and C
337
References
349
Viral Hepatitis A Through E In Pregnancy
353
References
368
Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplantation
375

AntiHCV Agents in Development
159
Epidemiology Screening and Natural History of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
185
References
228
Current Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B
243
Management of Patients CoInfected with ChronicHepatitis B CHB and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV
259
References
269
Management of Antiviral Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis B
273
References
284
Herbal and NonTraditional Therapies for Viral Hepatitis
289
References
396
Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in Children 2008
405
References
425
Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
431
Hepatitis B Vaccines
449
TCellMediated Immunity and Immunotherapy of Chronic Hepatitis C
471
References
487
Index
491
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