Medical Management of Liver Disease

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 13, 1999 - Medical - 664 pages
Addresses problems and opportunities associated with the tremendous recent progress in liver disease and transplantation!
This extremely practical reference covers the natural history, diagnosis, and treatments of all major categories of liver ailments-viral hepatitis, drug-and alcohol-induced disease, steatosis, hemochromatosis, biliary disease, and autoimmune liver disease-synthesizing recent findings with classical treatments and therapies.
Provides up-to-date information for primary care and intensive care physicians faced with daily management of serious complications of liver diseases in various clinical environments!
Written by over 80 international hepatologists and gastroenterologists, Medical Management of Liver Disease
  • covers Wilson's disease, granulomatous hepatitis, parasitic diseases, cryoglobulinemia, AIDS, and other less common disorders
  • discusses liver-specific cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma
  • analyzes relationships among hepatitis viruses, including coinfection with hepatitis B and D
  • delineates serological and virological assays for acute and chronic hepatitis
  • examines treatments and vaccines for hepatitis A and B
  • reviews recently emerged hepatotropic viruses
  • explores HIV and other infectious diseases
  • deals extensively with management of complications, including bleeding, ascites, encephalopathy, lung and heart problems, and coagulation disorders
  • and more!
    Containing over 700 references and over 250 helpful drawings, photographs, and tables, Medical Management of Liver Disease is indispensable for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, family physicians, internists, intensivists, hospitalists, pathologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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