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Cirrhosis. A Practical Guide to Management

  • ID: 2936036
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cirrhosis: A practical guide to management provides gastroenterologists and hepatologists with the very best evidence–based practice in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of liver cirrhosis and its many complications. Designed to offer practical guidance at all times, chapters include diagnostic/management algorithms, key points, and other pedagogic features.

The books is divided into two parts: a diagnosis and pathophysiology section and a management of complications section. Key topics include:

Diagnostic laboratory tests

Diagnostic imaging modalities

Acute–on–chronic liver failure

Agents and drugs to avoid

End–stage liver failure: liver transplant evaluation

Hepatocellular carcinoma

Perfect for both specialists and specialty trainees, emphasis throughout is on providing clear, clinical management guidance to enable doctors to manage their patients quicker and more effectively. It is an invaluable guide to what is an increasingly common condition.

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List of contributors vii

Foreword xi

List of abbreviations xiii

Part 1: Diagnosis and pathophysiology

1 Clinical clues to the diagnosis of cirrhosis 3Y.K. Chawla and Vijay Bodh

2 Diagnostic laboratory tests 12Ying–Ying Yang and Han–Chieh Lin

3 Diagnostic imaging modalities 21Soon Koo Baik Moon Young Kim and Woo Kyoung Jeong

4 Histology/pathology 35Valérie Paradis

5 Fibrosis and fibrogenesis 46Namiki Izumi Nobuharu Tamaki Yasuhiro Asahina and Masayuki Kurosaki

6 Non–invasive diagnosis tests 53Laurent Castera

7 Evaluating prognosis 63Sumeet K. Asrani and Patrick S. Kamath

8 End–stage liver failure: liver transplant evaluation 75Sebastián Marciano and Adrián Gadano

Part 2: Complications of cirrhosis

9 Acute–on–chronic liver failure 87Danielle Adebayo Vincenzo Morabito and Rajiv Jalan

10 Hepatocellular carcinoma 94Kwang–Hyub Han and Do Young Kim

11 Hepatic encephalopathy 105Piero Amodio

12 Malnutrition and nutritional support 124Jian–Gao Fan and Hai–Xia Cao

13 Varices portal hypertensive gastropathy and GAVE 137Isabelle Colle Xavier Verhelst Anja Geerts and Hans Van Vlierberghe

14 Ascites 151Andrés Cárdenas Isabel Graupera and Pere Ginès

15 Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and other infections 164Thierry Gustot and Richard Moreau

16 Hepatorenal syndrome and acute kidney injury 175Florence Wong

17 The hepatopulmonary syndrome 189Moises Ilan Nevah Rubin and Michael B. Fallon

18 Hyponatremia and other electrolyte/ion disorders 199Salvatore Piano Filippo Morando and Paolo Angeli

19 Portopulmonary hypertension 212Rodrigo Cartin–Ceba and Michael J. Krowka

20 Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy 225Hongqun Liu and Samuel S. Lee

21 Adrenal insufficiency 236Emily Dannhorn and James O Beirne

22 Coagulopathy and clotting disorders 249Marco Senzolo and A.K. Burroughs

23 Agents and drugs: precautions in patients with cirrhosis 261Felix Stickel

24 Changing outcomes with antiviral or antifibrotic therapies 274Gamal Esmat and Maissa El Raziky

25 Bone disorders 283Jane Collier

26 Pruritus 291Nora V. Bergasa

27 Quality of life and symptom management 301Ayman A. Abdo and Faisal M. Sanai

28 Special considerations in children 311Alejandro Costaguta and Fernando Alvarez

Index 323

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