Schiff's Diseases of the Liver

Author: Eugene R. Schiff,Willis C. Maddrey,K. Rajender Reddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119251214

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

View: 1793

The most important and reliable resource for treating diseases of the liver For more than 55 years, "Schiff" has been acclaimed as the most outstanding liver book in the world. This new 12th edition brings the field completely up to date and includes a companion website that features a wide-variety of accessory materials. The text is evidence-based to offer hepatologists and gastroenterologists treating patients with liver disease a comprehensive and essential resource. The text highlights clinical practice and covers anatomy, pathology, testing, imaging, and the effects of liver disease on other organs. The book is written in clear and accessible terms and key features include: Treatment guidelines and management algorithms for every disease Full-color attractive design throughout the text Informative section overviews for each section Concise key concepts box in every chapter A full liver transplant section This 12th edition is thoroughly revised with the latest clinical information. The new edition offers: Information on acute and chronic liver failure and infections in cirrhosis Over 100 MCQs Downloads for PowerpointTM making the content ideal for presentations Schiff's Diseases of the Liver is designed to be a first-stop reference for dealing with today’s demanding clinical situations.
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MRI of the Liver

Imaging Techniques, Contrast Enhancement, Differential Diagnosis

Author: Günther Schneider,Luigi Grazioli,Sanjay Saini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847003354

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 2280

Due to the latest developments in magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of liver pathology, a second, completely revised and enlarged edition of this book was felt necessary – despite only three years having elapsed since the first edition. All chapters from the first edition have been revised and enriched with additional illustrations and information. New chapters have been added covering important and highly relevant topics, among which imaging of pseudolesions, imaging of neoplastic diseases in pediatric subjects, imaging of bile ducts, MR angiography and imaging pre and post liver transplantation. Particular attention has been paid to the differential use of contrast agents with emphasis placed on the authors’ broad experience of MR imaging of focal liver lesions using different contrast agents. The diverse mechanisms of action of all MR contrast agents applicable for liver imaging are explained in detail and comparative examples are provided. As was the case with the first edition, this book will prove invaluable to radiologists wishing to further expand or consolidate their routine approach to MR imaging of the liver.
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The Digestive System

Author: Kara Rogers Senior Editor, Biomedical Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615301313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 6225

Examines the parts and orgainzation of the digestive system, including information on diseases of the digestive system.
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Pathology of the Mesothelium

Author: John S.P. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447114043

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 4576

Many books have been written about the pathology of the major organs of the body such as the lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract etc. Included in these are descriptions - often with a minor emphasis - of pathological conditions which affect their serosal surfaces. In this book I have endeavoured to reverse the process and treat the mesothelium as an organ in its own right, rather than being the "no man's land" between various major structures. A number of pathological conditions are common to the coverings of the three major body cavities - the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum - while some abnormalities are exclusive to one or other sites. I hope that the contents of this book cover a broad enough spectrum of mesothelial diseases to be of help to service pathologists, who are ever increasingly being asked to make diagnoses, particularly on small biopsies of pleural and peritoneal tissues. It is also my hope that the various aspects of the subject have been dealt with in sufficient depth to be of use to pathol ogists engaged in teaching and research, and to those whose interests lie in the structure and function of the mesothelium. There is still much to be learned in understanding the way the mesothelium behaves in the realm of both inflammatory response and tumour formation. If this book provides a stimulus to furthering research in these fields I feel it will have achieved its objective.
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Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System

Author: James S. Dooley,Anna Lok,Andrew K. Burroughs,Jenny Heathcote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341270

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 8938

Awarded first prize in the Internal Medicine category of the British Medical Association Book of the Year Awards, 2012 Following a Tradition of Excellence from reviews of previous editions: "the best source of synthesized clinical wisdom" —Gastroenterology "a tour de force in terms of knowledge and effort" —The New England Journal of Medicine "the foremost liver book in the world" —The Journal of the American Medical Association "beautifully produced" —Hepatology Over the past 56 years, thousands of physicians have depended on Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. Its didactic and reliable clinical guidance was - and still is - beyond comparison. This brand-new edition, now named Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, after the late Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock, continues to provide concise clinical guidance for all those treating patients with hepato-biliary disease. Enabling clinicians to formulate incisive diagnoses and appropriate treatment strategies, this book has been updated to reflect the advances that have been made in the last 10 years, providing didactic and reliable clinical guidance in hepatology from the world’s leading experts. A consistent chapter structure allows readers to access the information immediately, with summary boxes and key learning points throughout, and special emphasis on the latest in evidence-based clinical guidance. And for the first time, this edition now offers a free companion website providing the 680 full-color illustrations and figures in the book, for use in scientific presentations.
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Diseases of the Liver and Bile Ducts

A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: George Y. Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146121808X

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 7839

A concise, practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Authoritative and practical, this important new book not only spells out the advantages and limitations of the latest diagnostic tests, but also provides numerous algorithms for evaluating patients and treating the liver problems commonly encountered by primary care physicians. Here, too, the reader will find described the nuances of serological tests for the detection of viral infections and how best to use invasive and noninvasive radiological tests in specific circumstances. Common complications are fully discussed and detailed practical information is given on how to recognize the patient's immediate problems and deal with them effectively. This book's numerous diagrams, clinical "pearls", and cost comparisons will clarify the often complex and bewildering array of conditions associated with liver disease and make it a definitive and indispensable guide for primary care physicians, medical students, and residents.
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Progress in Surgery of the Liver, Pancreas and Biliary System

Author: S. Bengmark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400933495

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 7201

This book reflects a broad spectrum of current opinions and progress in the surgical management of liver, pancreatic and biliary disease. The enormous advances in diagnostic imaging techniques and in interven tional, radiological and biliary approaches, the pathophysiological problems and their management manifest often as complications in the post-operative period, new techniques and the results of surgical approaches are all thorough ly documented. Historical background is commented upon by Dr. Kenneth Warren of Boston in the first chapter. Subsequent chapters deal with a variety of subjects but always emphasizing differences of opinion and approach and maintaining the discussive environment so typical to the present-day approach to the topic. Professor Bengmark's efforts to introduce a forum for wide discussion for diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract and many recent advances in research and technology to aspects of the clinical management and outcome of patients is well rewarded in this balanced publication. Advances in this field of surgery have been and continue to be so rapid that such documentation is not only necessary but very welcome.
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Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Liver Diseases, An Issue of Medical Clinics,

Author: Anne M. Larson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323287131

Category: Medical

Page: 417

View: 4036

Chronic liver diseases progressively destruct liver tissue, leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis. Liver diseases can be caused by viral, autoimmune, or toxic (drugs/alcohol). Most conditions can be managed pharmacologically for indefinite periods of time. The articles in this issue will review best practices for managing and treating patients who present with these chronic problems, like hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver, end stage liver disease, and drug-induced injuries.
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Acute Liver Failure

Author: William M. Lee,Roger Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521553810

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 305

View: 315

This 1997 text is a guide to acute liver failure aetiology, pathology and treatment.
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MacSween's Pathology of the Liver E-Book

Author: Stefan G Hubscher,Alastair D. Burt,Bernard C. Portmann,Linda D. Ferrell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047546

Category: Medical

Page: 820

View: 1028

MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver delivers the expert know-how you need to diagnose all forms of liver pathology using the latest methods. Updated with all the most current knowledge and techniques, this medical reference book will help you more effectively evaluate and interpret both the difficult and routine cases you see in practice. Compare the specimens you encounter in practice to thousands of high-quality images that capture the appearance of every type of liver disease. Efficiently review all the key diagnostic criteria and differential diagnoses for each lesion.
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The Internal Medicine Casebook

Real Patients, Real Answers

Author: Robert W. Schrier

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781765299

Category: Medical

Page: 486

View: 6646

Developed by the internal medicine residency teaching staff at the University of Colorado, this book presents patient-oriented cases for 88 diseases in all areas of internal medicine. Case studies follow a question-and-answer format that mirrors rounds presentations. Each case study walks you through the workup and management of the problem and reviews the underlying pathophysiology. The book is an excellent review tool for resident in-service exams or American Board of Internal Medicine certification exams. This edition's questions and problems have been extensively rewritten to incorporate new diagnostic methods and treatments. Coverage of urology and hepatology has been expanded.
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Approach to Consultations for Patients with Liver Disease, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease - E-Book

Author: Steven L. Flamm

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744131

Category: Medical

Page: 299

View: 4476

With very much success in 2009, this topic is being updated again in 2012. Dr. Flamm has invited a group of distinguished hepatologists to provide insight into the assessment of a variety of scenarios where clinical judgment based on experience and published literature is an invaluable addition to the care of individual patients. Articles included in the issue address the following topics: Evaluatio of Elevated Liver Enzymes and Abnormal Liver Panel; Evaluation of Liver Lesions; Chronic HCV; Evaluation of Hepatic Cholestasis; Chronic HBV; Ascites; Fatty Liver; Pruritus in the patient with chronic cholestatic liver disease; Is the patient a candidate for liver transplantation; Care of the cirrhotic patient; Abnormal liver panel in pregnancy; Surgical clearance for the patient with chronic liver disease; Granulomatous Liver Disease; Drug Induced Liver Disease; and Hepatic Encephalopathy.
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The Washington Manual of Gastroenterology Subspecialty Consult

Author: C. Prakash Gyawali

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451114109

Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 7938

This concise and practical reference, tailored for fellows, residents, and medical students rotating on gastroenterology subspecialty services, covers both inpatient and outpatient management of gastroenterology with the same clinical practicality as the widely popular Washington Manual™ of Medical Therapeutics. With gastroenterology continuing to expand as a specialty, there is a wealth of new insights on disease pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, and management options that this manual helps to address. It is the result of a collaborative effort of residents, fellows, and clinical faculty from the distinguished Washington University School of Medicine and serves as a practical quick reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal ailments. New features include: · Two new chapters included: o Liver Transplantation o Genetic Testing in GI Disease · Chapter on nutrition has been revised to reflect Malnutrition, both over and under nutrition · Consistent formatting of chapters including the format of individual diseases and symptoms revised to follow specific subheadings · Extensively updated to include chapter rewrites where necessary Don't miss the other key topics in The Washington Manual™ Subspecialty Consult Series: · Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology · Hematology and Oncology · Infectious Disease · Nephrology · Rheumatology The Washington Manual™ is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.
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Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease E-Book

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Author: Mark Feldman,Lawrence S. Friedman,Lawrence J. Brandt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727670

Category: Medical

Page: 2480

View: 7879

Make optimal use of the newest techniques, technologies, and treatments with Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease - the indispensable information source in this broad field! Edited by Mark Feldman, MD, Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, and Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, this 9th Edition equips you with the amassed knowledge of hundreds of respected authorities from around the world, helping you to overcome all of your most complex clinical challenges and make the most effective use of the newest techniques, technologies, and treatments. Significant updates on bariatric surgery, Barrett's esophagus, and many other evolving areas keep your practice current. Full-text online access includes downloadable illustrations and links to reference abstracts. The result remains the indispensable core reference in gastroenterology and hepatology. World-renowned experts provide reliable guidance on every area of your field. A consistent, full-color chapter design lets you find information quickly. Significant updates on bariatric surgery, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopic ultrasound, endosonography, treatment of liver disease, and much more keep you current on the latest advances. Many new contributors from all over the world provide you with fresh insights on all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. Full-text online access via Expert Consult includes downloadable illustrations and links to reference abstracts.
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Hepatic Encephalopathy: An Update, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease - E-Book

Author: Ravi Prakash,Kevin Mullen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742902

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 8104

A very hot topic at the 2010 AASLD meeting, hepatic encephalopathy is being brought to the Clinics in Liver Disease for the very first time by top experts, Dr. Mullen and Dr. Prakash. Authors have written articles that fully discuss the clinical aspects of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Articles presented include History, Nomenclature and Classification; Theories involved in the pathogenesis of HE; Clinical Assessment and utility of clinical scales for semi-quantification of Overt HE; Assessment of Minimal HE ( with emphasis on computerized psychometric tests); Brain Imaging and HE; Management of Overt HE; Management of Minimal HE; Nutritional Interventions for HE; TIPS and HE; Liver Transplantation and Reversibility of HE; Minimal HE and Driving; and HE and Quality of Life.
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Bile Acids in Gastroenterology

Proceedings of an International Symposium held at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, 17–20th March 1982

Author: L. Barbara,H. Dowling,A.F. Hofmann,E. Roda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401177694

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 1577

Over the past 10 years there has been a veritable explosion of knowledge in working in this area are fortunate to meet their bile acid research. Those colleagues from time to time at International Meetings which are often held in attractive parts of the world. The 7th International Symposium on bile acids 'Bile Acids in Gastroenterology' was no exception. It took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, from 17th-20th March 1982. This meeting was organised by a Scientific Committee, with representatives from Italy, the United States and Great Britain, in collaboration with the Italian Society of Gastroenterology. The format of the meeting was somewhat different from that of previous years. In addition to the free communications (verbal and poster presentations) which characte rise many scientific meetings, there was also an Advanced Postgraduate Course on bile acids given by a distinguished international panel of experts. Their contributions form the basis for this timely volume which should be of interest both to basic scientists and to clinical investigators alike. The editors are indebted to Dr Gian Germano Giuliani, Gipharmex SpA, Milano, whose generous support made the meeting possible. They also thank Mr P. M. Lister, Managing Editor, MTP Press Limited and Mrs Veronica Cesari, Italian Society of Gastroenterology for help with the publication of these proceedings. R. Herman Dowling ix 1 Liquid-solid extraction, lipophilic gel chromatography and capillary column gas chromatography in the analysis of bile acids from biological samples K. D. R.
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Liver: A Complete Book on Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Diseases - E-Book

Author: Mamun-Al Mahtab

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 8131231577

Category: Medical

Page: 666

View: 3650

The spectrum and etiology of liver diseases vary widely between East and West and hence the focus and experience of hepatologists also remain varied at two corners of the globe. Hepatology being perhaps one of the most flourishing and evolving discipline of medical sciences, a book with recent information written by experts from all over the world was much needed. The present book fulfills this need. The book will serve as a useful reference manual to consultants, postgraduate students, and residents of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Virology, and Preventive Medicine as well as undergraduate clinical medical students. 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.
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Cholestatic Liver Disease

Author: Keith D. Lindor,Jayant A. Talwalkar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597451185

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 2934

Over the past two decades, there has been a steady increase in knowledge associated with the clinical manifestations of cholestatic liver disease. Based on these clinical situations, this book provides useful and timely information on the ever-expanding subject of cholestatic liver disease. It supplies scientific updates from leading experts which relate to the clinical evaluation and management of cholestatic liver disorders.
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Mechanisms of Clinical Signs - E-Book

Author: Mark Dennis,William Talbot Bowen,Lucy Cho

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958075X

Category: Medical

Page: 515

View: 4525

The first consolidated textbook explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is the first consolidated text of its kind; designed to help medical students and junior doctors understand the pathophysiological mechanisms behind clinical signs. Unlike existing clinical examination textbooks which are predominantly organised by disease systems and states, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is arranged by body system; bridging the gap between identifying clinical signs and understanding the causes behind them. Presented in a useful handbook style, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs discusses the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation. Examples are plentiful and include such signs as distinctive tremors in a Parkinson’s disease patient and red hands on a patient with liver disease. As well as being an easy-to-follow reference for clinical signs seen on the ward, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is an excellent study aid – particularly useful for those preparing for ‘Viva’ or ‘OSCE’ practical stations. The ability to accurately identify and interpret clinical signs of disease upon examination is a vital first step in correct diagnosis and treatment. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is therefore an essential textbook for medical students and new practitioners. Online StudentConsult resources accompany Mechanisms of Clinical Signs upon purchase. • first consolidated text explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine • easy reference guide for clinical signs seen on the ward or during examinations • a resource for those preparing for “Viva” or “OSCE” practical stations where students see patients and are asked specific questions relating to the clinical examination • organised by body system it reviews the common clinical signs seen in diseases by the main system or specialty of medicine in a convenient handbook style • each chapter contains all the clinical signs, a description of the sign, the disease/s in which the sign appears and an explanation as to the mechanism • evidence base and clinical value of the sign is discussed to assist interpretation • Online Student Consult resources accompany the text
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