Handbook of Liver Disease

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Lawrence S. Friedman, Emmet B. Keeffe
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011 - Medical - 514 pages
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The Handbook of Liver Disease, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Lawrence S. Friedman and Emmet B. Keeffe, gives you quick reference to the most recent diagnostic and treatment options for patients with liver disorders. International authorities share the latest clinical findings and procedures to help you expertly manage illnesses like hepatitis B and C and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as apply new practices like genetic testing, noninvasive imaging techniques, and so much more. Quickly access updated information on all aspects of liver disease including new drugs, therapy trials, and post-transplant conditions with this full-color, templated edition-in print and online at www.expertconsult.com.



  • Expedite diagnostic and therapeutic decision making with a highly templated outline format that uses full-color illustrations, tables, algorithms and figures, key point boxes, and alert symbols to present information at a glance.


  • Apply some of the latest treatments for liver disease including the role of pretreatment IL28B testing for patients with hepatitis B and C;  radiofrequency ablation and sorafenib in cases of hepatocellular carcinoma;  the use of the drug rifaximin to treat hepatic encephalopathy;  and much more.

Make optimal use of genetic testing to assess your patients' risk of metabolic liver disease and to personalize treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C.

  • Offer your liver transplantation patients the best prognosis and follow-up with the latest information on outcomes and the management of complications.

Use blood test panels and noninvasive imaging techniques to evaluate the degree of liver fibrosis.

  • Make informed treatment decisions with the latest clinical trial results for portal hypertension, autoimmune liver diseases, acute liver failure, and hepatic infections.
  • Search the complete text online, download all the images, and test your knowledge with 200 board-style review questions at www.expertconsult.com.


Quick access and easy-to-find answers for any practitioner who encounters patients with liver disease.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies
1
Chapter 2 Acute liver failure
20
Chapter 3 Acute viral hepatitis
34
Chapter 4 Chronic viral hepatitis
53
Chapter 5 Autoimmune hepatitis
70
Chapter 6 Alcoholic liver disease
95
Chapter 7 Fatty liver and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
106
Chapter 8 Druginduced and toxic liver disease
115
Chapter 19 BuddChiari syndrome and other vascular disorders
259
Chapter 20 The liver in heart failure
268
Chapter 21 The liver in pregnancy
282
Chapter 22 The liver in systemic disease
297
Chapter 23 Pediatric liver disease
308
Chapter 24 Liver disease in the elderly
320
Chapter 25 Hepatobiliary complications of HIV
332
Chapter 26 Granulomatous liver disease
342

an overview
136
Chapter 10 Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding
150
Chapter 11 Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
159
Chapter 12 Hepatorenal syndrome
173
Chapter 13 Hepatic encephalopathy
183
Chapter 14 Primary biliary cirrhosis
193
Chapter 15 Primary sclerosing cholangitis
208
Chapter 16 Hemochromatosis
219
Chapter 17 Wilson disease and related disorders
230
Chapter 18 Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency and other metabolic liver diseases
245
Chapter 27 Hepatic tumors
352
Chapter 28 Hepatic abscesses and cysts
363
Chapter 29 Other infections involving the liver
380
Chapter 30 Surgery in the patient with liver disease and postoperative jaundice
403
Chapter 31 Liver transplantation
420
Chapter 32 Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
434
Chapter 33 Diseases of the bile ducts
445
Chapter 34 Tumors of the biliary tract
460
Index
475
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Professor of English at Indiana University--Purdue University.

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