Fatty Liver Disease: NASH and Related Disorders
Geoffrey C. Farrell, Jacob George
Wiley, Dec 10, 2004 - Medical - 319 pages
Fatty liver disease, especially non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is emerging as the most common form of liver disease - affecting at least 5% of the population of western countries with increasing incidence in developing economies in other continents (particularly Asia, South America and South Africa).
NASH is the form of fatty liver disorder which can result in cirrhosis, particularly in those with diabetes or who are overweight, yet it is still not widely recognised despite its already high and increasing prevalence worldwide. This book explains what NASH is, why it happens, who gets it, how it can result in cirrhosis, when to think about it, how to select practical management between those with a minor abnormality from those who may have cirrhosis, and how to prevent and treat this ubiquitous condition.
Fatty Liver Diseases: NASH and Related Disorders is an unusual book: it combines a practical approach for students and physicians concerned with the problem with a clear overview on the causative mechanisms. It should appeal to doctors and other health care workers who encounter this problem, as well as to pathologists and investigators interested in the field of liver disease.