Liver Diseases: Advances in Treatment and Prevention

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H.E. Blum, K.P. Maier, J. Rodés, T. Sauerbruch
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 25, 2004 - Medical - 398 pages
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This book is the proceedings of the Falk Symposium No. 137 on "Liver Diseases: Advances in Treatment and Prevention" (part of the XII International Falk Liver Week 2003 in honour of Hans Popper’s 100th birthday, held on October 17-19, 2003). It covers our present knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of liver diseases, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and delta hepatitis as well as alcoholic liver diseases, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and the hereditary liver diseases haemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. In addition to these clinical entities, the sequelae of liver cirrhosis and its complications, including the clinical management of ascites, the hepatorenal as well as the hepato- and porto-pulmonary hypertension syndrome are discussed. New developments with respect to liver support systems and liver transplantation are further highlights of the proceedings.

The main topics mentioned above are complemented by state-of-the-art chapters on "Hepatocellular Carcinoma", "Emerging Hepatitis Viruses" and "Fulminant Liver Failure" that are of interest to both basic scientists as well as clinicians. A special section is devoted to "Liver Histology" as a tribute to Hans Popper who contributed eminently to the basic and clinical aspects of hepatology.

All in all, Liver Diseases: Advances in Treatment and Prevention provides an exciting overview of the current developments in the treatment and prevention of viral, alcoholic, non-alcoholic and hereditary liver diseases, presented by an international faculty of outstanding scientists and clinicians.

 

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Contents

List of Principal Contributors ix
515
Markers of progression 15
15
application for the evaluation of portal
33
LIVER HISTOLOGY ATRIBUTE
47
Grading and staging in classification of chronic hepatitis 60
60
Biliary pathology 82
82
Emerging hepatitisviruses 96
96
new tools 111
111
Hepatitis C new therapeutic developments 199
199
hepatic stellate cell
221
Dame Sheila Sherlock Memorial Lecture 229
229
ALCOHOLIC NONALCOHOLICAND
237
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 250
250
Haemochromatosis 271
271
Morbus Wilson 283
283
Alphaantitrypsin deficiency 299
299

standardtherapy 124
124
Treatment of hepatitis B in special patient groups 133
133
New therapeutic developments in chronic hepatitis B 142
142
Hepatitis B and D preventive vaccination 158
158
Use and interpretation of hepatitis C virus 169
169
Standard treatment of hepatitis C 179
179
Management ofdifficulttotreat patients with
190
advances in treatment
311
The hepatopulmonary and portopulmonary
321
Organ preservation 351
351
Indications and results after liver transplantation 365
365
The connected past and future of transplantation
374
Index 391
391
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A. Jane is a poet, writer, and translator. J. Rodes is an illustrator of textbooks and children's books.

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