Key Features

Liver is a comprehensive book that discusses all aspects of diseases ranging from epidemiology to prognosis. This book is unique in its conception and presentation, as not only it provides new information but also offers a balanced and rational approach to diseases of liver, pancreas, and biliary system. One of the characteristic features of the book is inclusion of diseases of pancreas and separate chapters on important topics like cytokines and chemokines and apoptosis in liver diseases, as a sound background in these is essential for becoming a good specialist. It contains a chapter on evidence-based clinical practice in hepatology, which is the basis of modern clinical practice. It also includes a chapter on preventive aspects of hepato-biliary diseases keeping in mind that prevention of diseases is always preferred to cure.

One of the unique features of this book is, it has contributors from all over the world.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: BASICS IN HEPATOLOGY

Chapter 1 Anatomy and Histology of the Liver

Chapter 2 Hepatocellular Function

Chapter 3 Apoptosis in Liver Disease

Chapter 4 Cytokine and Chemokine

Chapter 5 Preventive Aspects of Hepatobiliary Diseases

Chapter 6 Bioethics in Hepatology

Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Hepatology

SECTION II: ASSESSING THE LIVER

Chapter 8 Liver Function Tests

Chapter 9 Hepatic Imaging

Chapter 10 Liver Biopsy

Chapter 11 Histopathological Changes in Liver Diseases

Chapter 12 Hematological Changes in Liver Diseases

SECTION III: CONGENITAL LIVER DISEASES

Chapter 13 Congenital Hyperbilirubinemias

Chapter 14 Wilson’s Disease

Chapter 15 Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Chapter 16 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Chapter 17 Glycogen Storage Disease

Chapter 18 Porphyria

SECTION IV: JAUNDICE

Chapter 19 Hepatocellular Jaundice

Chapter 20 Prehepatic Jaundice

Chapter 21 Cholestatic Liver Disease

SECTION V: HEPATOTROPIC VIRUSES

Chapter 22 Hepatitis A Virus

Chapter 23 Hepatitis E Virus

Chapter 24 Hepatitis B Virus

Chapter 25 Hepatitis B Virus: Mutants

Chapter 26 Hepatitis B Virus: Advances

Chapter 27 Hepatitis C Virus

Chapter 28 Hepatitis D Virus

SECTION VI: AUTOIMMUNE LIVER DISEASES

Chapter 30 Autoimmune Hepatitis

Chapter 31 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Chapter 32 Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

SECTION VII: INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AND ENVIRONMENT ON LIVER

Chapter 33 Drug-Induced Liver Diseases

Chapter 34 Arsenic-Induced Liver Disease

Chapter 35 Alcoholic Liver Disease

Chapter 36 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

SECTION VIII: LIVER FAILURE

Chapter 37 Acute Liver Failure

SECTION IX: CIRRHOSIS AND COMPLICATIONS

Details

No. of pages:
666
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
Electronic ISBN:
9788131231579
Print ISBN:
9788131216743

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