Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management by Pere GinèsChronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management by Pere Ginès

Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management

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Paperback | December 27, 2012

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Chronic liver failure is a frequent condition in clinical practice that encompasses all manifestations of patients with end-stage liver diseases. Chronic liver failure is a multiorgan syndrome that affects the liver, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, adrenal glands, and vascular, coagulation, and immune systems.Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management covers for the first time all aspects of chronic liver failure in a single book, from pathogenesis to current management. Each chapter is written by a worldwide known expert in their area and all provide the latest state-of-the-art knowledge. This volume is specifically designed to provide answers to clinical questions to all doctors dealing with patients with liver diseases, not only clinical gastroenterologists and hepatologists, but also to internists, nephrologists, intensive care physicians, and transplant surgeons.
Title:Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1.Cells in the liver. Functions in health and disease. Fabio Marra, Maurizio Parola2.Physiology of liver function. Jean François Dufour, Alexander Sendensky3.Assessment of liver function in clinical practice Hamed Khalili MD, Lawrence S. Friedman MD, Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD4.Physiology of the splanchnic and hepatic circulations. Gautam Mehta, Juan-Carlos García-Pagán, Jaime Bosch 5.Fibrosis as main mechanism of chronic liver disease. Lars P. Bechmann, Scott L. Friedman6.Stem cells in the liver Aiwu Ruth He, Arun Thenappan, Feras J Abdul Khalek, Lopa Mishra7.The role of inflammatory mediators in liver failure Joan Clària, Marta López-Parra, Esther Titos, Ana González-Périz.8.Genomics of the liver in health and disease Kostas Lazaridis, MDPART II. EFFECTS OF LIVER FAILURE ON ORGAN SYSTEMS9.Hepatic encephalopathy and alterations of cerebral function Juan Córdoba, Rita García Martinez 10.Bacterial translocation and alterations of the digestive system Reiner Wiest11.SIRS, bacterial infections and alterations of the immune system Rajiv Jalan, 12.Extracellular fluid volume regulation and renal function. Jens Henriksen,.13.The heart in chronic liver failure. Hongqun Liu, Soon Woo Nam, Samuel S. Lee14.Hemostasis abnormalities in chronic liver failure. Armando Tripodi,.15.The systemic and splanchnic circulations., Yasuko Iwakiri Ph.D.16.Liver microcirculation. Chittaranjan Routray, Vijay Shah17.Angiogenesis in liver diseases. Manuel Morales-Ruiz, Sònia Tugues, Wladimiro Jiménez18.Pulmonary alterations in chronic liver failure Michael J. Krowka MD, Aynur Okcay MD19.Adrenal function in chronic liver failure Javier Fernández,.PART III. MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC LIVER FAILURE20.Antibiotic prophylaxis and management of bacterial infections. Joseph K. Lim, M.D., Puneeta Tandon, M.D., Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, M.D.21.Management of ascites and hyponatremia Andrés Cárdenas, Pere Ginès22.Management of renal failure. Vicente Arroyo, MD and Mónica Guevara, MD23.Therapy of Hemostasis abnormalities in chronic liver failure. Andrew Burroughs24.Prevention and management of gastrointestinal bleeding. Juan G. Abraldes, Jaime Bosch, Juan Carlos García-Pagan 25.Extracorporeal artificial liver support systems. Rafael Bañares, María-Vega Catalina26.Issues in transplantation of patients with chronic liver failure. Michael D. Leise, W. Ray Kim, Patrick S. Kamath27.Management of chronic liver failure in the intensive care unit. Dr Andrew Slack, Dr Julia Wendon

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From the reviews:"This is an outstanding review of basic and clinical aspects of chronic liver failure. . The book is intended for a wide range of healthcare personal including students, residents, fellows, and established practitioners. . This outstanding book on chronic liver failure is one that every practicing gastroenterologist and hepatologist should have in the office to consult on a daily basis." (Paul Angulo, Doody's Review Service, April, 2011)