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An essential resource for the day-to-day management of patients with liver disease and its complications. Covering conditions commonly seen in practice, such as hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, auto-immune disease, and a host of other hepatic problems, this book provides a practical reference for clinicians and trainees involved in the care of patients with diseases of the liver. Each chapter is written by an international expert in the field of hepatology and presents an evidence-based review of the disease or problem with a systematic approach to diagnosis and management. It provides clear illustrations, algorithms, and tables for easy access to key information. Practical Management of Liver Diseases will help to ensure that healthcare professionals are up to date on recent advances to detect and treat these diseases rapidly and efficiently for maximum patient benefit. CONTENTS 1. Acute viral hepatitis Janus P. Ong 2. Chronic hepatitis B and D Dimitrios Vassilopoulos and Stephanos Hadziyannis 3. Chronic hepatitis C Sam Galhenage and John G. McHutchison 4. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Poonam Mishra, Nila Rafiq and Zobair M. Younossi 5. Alcoholic liver disease Robert O'Shea, Srinivasan Dasarathy and Arthur J. McCullough 6. Genetic hemochromatosis and iron overload Bruce R. Bacon 7. Wilson's disease Jamile Wakim-Fleming and Kevin D. Mullen 8. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and the liver Steven D. Nathan and James K. Stoller 9. Auto immune liver disease Andrea A. Gossard and Keith D. Lindor 10. Drug induced liver disease Julie Polson and Naga Chalasani 11. HIV and viral hepatitis Mark S. Sulkowski 12. Benign and malignant tumors of the liver Morris Sherman 13. Complications of cirrhosis Jorge L. Herrera 14. Liver transplantation Robert L. Carithers 15. Novel technologies in studying chronic liver diseases Ancha Baranova, Emmanuel Petricoin, Lance Liotta and Zobair M. Younossi.
Cambridge University Press
June 16, 2008
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