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.
New to this Edition
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.
1. Assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies 2. Acute liver failure 3. Acute viral hepatitis 4. Chronic viral hepatitis 5. Autoimmune hepatitis 6. Alcoholic liver disease 7. Fatty liver and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 8. Drug-induced and toxic liver disease 9. Cirrhosis and portal hypertension: an overview 10. Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding 11. Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 12. Hepatorenal syndrome 13. Hepatic encephalopathy 14. Primary biliary cirrhosis 15. Primary sclerosing cholangitis 16. Hemochromatosis 17. Wilson's disease and related disorders 18. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and other metabolic liver diseases 19. Budd-Chiari syndrome and other vascular disorders 20. The liver in heart failure 21. The liver in pregnancy 22. The liver in systemic disease 23. Pediatric liver disease 24. Liver disease in the elderly 25. HIV and the liver 26. Granulomatous liver disease 27. Hepatic tumours 28. Hepatic abscesses and cysts 29. Other infections involving the liver 30. Surgery in the patient with liver disease and postoperative jaundice 31. Liver transplantation 32. Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis 33. Diseases of the bile ducts 34. Tumors of the biliary tract
By Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Assistant Chief of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA and Emmet B. Keeffe, MD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief of Hepatology, Co-Director, Liver Transplant Program, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
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"Handbook of Liver Disease guarantees quick access and easy-to-find answers for any practitioner who encounters patients with liver disease thanks to the templated format. This handbook will serve as a useful and valuable reference for busy practicing gastroenterologists and hepatologists, internists, family practitioners, other specialists, and trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology or internal medicine. The addition of review questions will be of particular use to readers preparing for the certification and recertification examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology." - SirReadALot.org