Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323036757, 9780323070621

Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology

2nd Edition

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Authors: Bruce Bacon John O'Grady Adrian DiBisceglie John Lake
eBook ISBN: 9780323070621
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323036757
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 18th November 2005
Page Count: 744

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Authoritative and highly illustrated in full color, this comprehensive resource is the result of a joint effort of four experienced senior clinicians and educators. It focuses on the medical aspects of transplantation, offers an oasis of knowledge on key topics for clinical practice and examination, and discusses the newest developments in the field, including NASH and chronic viral hepatitis.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of medical transplantation.
  • Features expert guidance and clinical coverage in one convenient volume.
  • Uses full-color art work, clinical photographs, and time-saving tables for easy retrieval of information.
  • Emphasizes key topics for clinical practice and certifying examinations.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Normal Structure and Function

Anatomy of the Normal Liver

Cellular Biology of the Normal Liver

Function of the Normal Liver

Section 2: Evaluation

Clinical Evaluation of the Patient with Liver Disease

Section 3: Signs and Symptoms


Gastrointestinal Hemorrahage and Portal Hypertension

Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Hepatorenal Syndrome and other Renal Diseases

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Associated Systemic Conditions of Liver Disease

Section 4: Treatment Techniques

Non-transpant Surgery and the Liver

Section 5: Diseases and Disorders

Viral Hepatitis A & E

Viral Hepatitis B & D

Hepatitis C & G

HIV and the Liver

Miscellaneous Infections of the Liver

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis

Alcoholic Liver Disease


Wilson's Disease

Metabolic Diseases of the Liver

Benign Tumours and Cystic Diseases of the Liver

Malignant Tumours of the Liver

Biliary and Cholestatic Diseases

Vascular Diseases of the Liver

Drug- and Toxin-induced Liver Disease

Acute Liver Failure

Hepatobiliary Dysfunction in the Critically Ill

The Liver and Systemic Disease

Section 6: Considerations in Special Populations

Pregnancy and the Liver

Pediatric Liver Diseases

Section 7: Transplantation Hepatology

Indications and Patient Selection

The Transplant Operation

Immunology and Immunosuppression

Infective Complications

Graft Dysfunction



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About the Author

Bruce Bacon

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Internal Medicine, Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

John O'Grady

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Hepatologist, Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Adrian DiBisceglie

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

John Lake

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Surgery; Director, Liver Transplantation Program, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN