Key Features

  • Covers all liver diseases currently seen in clinical practice—in two clinically focused volumes.
  • Replaces previous editions' basic science section with the new, more concise "Pathophysiology of Therapeutic Targets" section.
  • Highlights key references, all current and up to date, to help you get straight to the significant literature.
  • Contains new contributions from recognized experts worldwide.
  • Presents hundreds of detailed illustrations, now in full color!

  • Includes access to the entire contents online, completely searchable, plus hundreds of downloadable illustrations, review questions and answers, and more!
  • Table of Contents

    SECTION I: Pathophysiology of the Liver

    1. Anatomy of the Liver

    2. Liver Regeneration

    3. Mechanisms of Liver Cell Destruction

    4. Pharmacogenetics: Focus on the Liver

    5. Mechanisms of Bile Secretion

    6. Hepatic Fibrosis and Cirrhosis

    7. Replication of Hepatitis B Virus and Pathogenesis of Disease

    8. Replication and Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C Virus

    9. The Liver and the Immune System

    10. Molecular Pathogenesis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    11. Stem Cells and Hepatocyte Transplantation

    SECTION II: Approach to the Patient with Liver Disease

    12. Liver Biopsy Techniques

    13. Liver Biopsy Histopathology

    14. Laboratory Testing for Liver Disease

    15. Critical Evaluation of the Specificity and Sensitivity of Liver Imaging

    16. Evaluation of the Specificity and Sensitivity of Biliary Imaging

    17. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)

    SECTION III: Clinical Consequences of Liver Disease

    18. Hepatic Encephalopathy

    19. Ascites

    20. Portal Hypertension and Bleeding Esophageal Varices

    21. Acute Liver Failure

    22. Renal Dysfunction in Cirrhosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features and Therapy

    23. Clinical Consequences of Liver Disease: Cardiovascular

    24. Pulmonary Complications in Patients with Liver Disease

    25. Hematopoietic Abnormalities and Hemostasis

    SECTION IV: Toxin Mediated Liver Injury

    26. Drug-Induced Liver Injury

    27. Hepatotoxicity of Herbal Preparations

    28. Occupational and Environmental Hepatotoxicity

    29. Alcoholic Liver Disease

    SECTION V: Liver Diseases Due to Infectious Agents

    30. Hepatitis A

    31. Hepatitis B

    32. Hepatitis C

    33. Hepatitis D

    34. Hep

    Details

    No. of pages:
    1578
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781437710915
    Print ISBN:
    9781416032588

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