The Clinician's Guide to Liver Disease

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K. Rajender Reddy, Thomas Faust
SLACK Incorporated, 2006 - Medical - 356 pages
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The Clinician's Guide to Liver Disease is a user-friendly quick reference for the management of acute and chronic liver disease for the gastroenterologist.   Drs. K. Rajender Reddy and Thomas Faust provide a broad overview of all clinically relevant topics in the realm of liver disease, ranging from evaluation of the liver patient to liver transplantation.  Many of today's leading gastroenterology professionals have contributed their expertise to The Clinician's Guide to Liver Disease, allowing the reader to quickly develop an individualized care plan.   Part of The Clinician's Guide to GI Series, this essential text perfectly compliments the standard resources on liver disease. The user-friendly outline format allows for quick access to the topic at hand.      With valuable case studies at the end of each chapter, as well as algorithms, tables, and figures, The Clinician's Guide to Liver Disease is an up-to-date and ideal text for all gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, gastroenterology fellows, medical residents, and medical students.
Chapter Topics Include:
  • Acute and chronic viral hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cholestatic liver diseases (PBC and PSC)
  • Drug hepatoxicity
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Liver disorders in pregnancy
  • Liver transplantation
The Clinician's Guide to GI Series: The exciting new series, the Clinician's Guide to GI Series, is the answer for which today's medical professionals who are managing patients with varying GI disorders have been waiting. As each patient requires a specific care plan, books that are concise, comprehensive, and reader-friendly are priceless for the office.   Each specialized book included in the Clinician's Guide to GI Series provides the answer to establishing and managing the individualized care plan for each patient. Covering topics such as IBD, oncology, and pancreaticobiliary disorders, this essential series of books will allow the reader to quickly develop an individualized care plan based upon the recommendations of leading professionals in the field.
Written with a similar reader-friendly format and including images, tables, and algorithms, each book in the series will serve as a solid, go-to reference for the practicing gastroenterologist, fellow, medical student, internist, and family practitioner.

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K. Rajender Reddy, MD is Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of Hepatology and the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy received his medical education from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College Hospitals, a fellowship in Gastroenterology at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Hepatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Subsequently he joined the faculty at the University of Miami in the Division of Hepatology and moved up the ranks to become a Professor of Medicine. In October 2001, Dr. Reddy moved to the University of Pennsylvania to the current position. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Reddy is also a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has held several visiting professorships at medical schools throughout the world. Dr. Reddy has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers on a spectrum of hepatobiliary topics that include liver transplantation, chronic C viral hepatitis, HIV and the liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, he has contributed to several textbooks and has participated in numerous scientific presentations at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals such as Liver Transplantation and is an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Reddy also has participated in a number of clinical trials that have advanced the understanding of the therapy of chronic viral hepatitis. He has been the recipient of both federal and nonfederal funding for clinical research. His current research interests include areas of liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Thomas Faust, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Faust received his medical education from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and a fellowship in hepatology and transplant hepatology at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Faust has served as a faculty member both at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Faust is also a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Transplantation, the International Liver Transplant Society, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In addition to authoring many articles on liver transplantation, autoimmune liver diseases, and vascular diseases of the liver, Dr. Faust has contributed to several textbooks and has participated in a variety of scientific presentations at national meetings. Dr. Faust has participated in a number of clinical trials that have advanced the understanding of the therapy of chronic viral hepatitis. His current research interests include medical and bioethical issues pertaining to hepatology and liver transplantation. Dr. Faust has also received numerous teaching awards while at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, and also directs the pathophysiology course in gastroenterology for first-year medical students at Penn.

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