Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides

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SLACK Incorporated, 2011 - Medical - 177 pages
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The field of hepatology is full of controversies and clinical dilemmas. Each day, gastroenterologists and hepatologists are faced with the challenge of making the best evidence-based decision in challenging cases that do not readily lend themselves to an easy answer, even with today’s available medical literature.

Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides is based on the principle of an academic debate. Dr. Donald Jensen is joined by 50 colleagues who present evidence-based arguments for and against 17 key controversial areas in hepatology. Each point-counterpoint is then followed up by a summarization of key points by a leading expert in that topic area.

Some Chapter Topics Include:
• Should living donor liver transplantation be considered in adult acute liver failure?
• Should hepatitis C be treated in patients with chronic kidney disease prior to kidney transplant?
• Resect or observe asymptomatic hepatic adenoma?
• Strictly adhere to the “6-month rule” for recent history of alcohol abuse in potential liver transplant candidates?
• Autoimmune hepatitis: maintenance therapy for all patients or stop treatment after histologic remission?

With concise clinical information to reinforce the point-counterpoint text, Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides will become the go-to resource for teaching and perfecting the important skills required to weigh the evidence and arrive at an outcome.


 

 

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About the author (2011)

Donald M. Jensen, MD is Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Liver Diseases, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Jensen received his undergraduate (BS) and medical (MD) degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana and Chicago, respectively. He completed a medicine internship and residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. After completing one year of gastroenterology fellowship at Rush, Dr. Jensen went to King's College Hospital in London, U.K., for a liver research fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Roger Williams. Returning to Chicago, Dr Jensen became a member of the Section of Digestive Diseases at Rush, specializing in clinical hepatology. In 1992, he became the Director, of the Section of Hepatology at Rush, and in 1999 the Richard B. Capps Professor of Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Jensen accepted his current position at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.  

Dr. Jensen's research interest is in newer treatment strategies and therapies for hepatitis C. His clinical interests are broad and include: viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma, among others. He has authored or co-authored 74 peer-reviewed articles, 18 invited reviews/editorials, 23 book chapters, and 2 books (in preparation). He is a member of three editorial boards. He has been a member of the national board of directors of the American Liver Foundation (ALF); president of the Illinois chapter of the ALF; and is currently Treasurer and Governing Board member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).  

Dr. Jensen has received numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of Year on three occasions at both Rush University and the University of Chicago, as well as Physician of the Year award on two occasions from the ALF. He has been named Top Doctor by Chicago Magazine for the past 12 years, and is listed in Who's Who in the World. Dr. Jensen's hobbies include competitive running, swimming, and cycling and he has competed in 6 marathons, 12 triathlons and one Half Ironman triathlon. He is married to Dr. Donna Hanlon and they have two children, Colin and Emily.

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