Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics by Kirti ShettyChronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics by Kirti Shetty

Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics

EditorKirti Shetty, George Y. Wu

Paperback | February 25, 2012

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Chronic viral hepatitis affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and each year millions more people become infected. In Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition, a panel of distinguished clinicians and clinical investigators build upon the first edition by comprehensively reviewing all the relevant new information regarding resistance, side effects, and therapies for chronic viral hepatitis. The text covers recent advances in the understanding of pathogenesis of viral hepatitis while discussing promising agents in development for its treatment. The authors devote special attention to reactivation of hepatitis B with chemotherapy and immunosuppression, herbal and non-traditional therapies, chronic viral hepatitis in the pediatric population, and immunology and immunotherapy of HCV and provide relative costs for all diagnostic and therapeutic options. Authoritative and up-to-date, Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition offers today's gastroenterologists, internists, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists a practical guide to the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis from a multidisciplinary approach.
Title:Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and TherapeuticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:516 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:February 25, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617796573

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Table of Contents

1. Molecular Biology of HCV and HBV - Dr. George Wu, Dr. Marcy Coash2. HCV Epidemiology, risk factors and natural history - Dr. Averell Sherker, Dr. Nalini Sharma3. Current and Future Therapy of HCV - Dr. Gary Davis, Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq4. Hepatitis C in Special Populations - Dr. Douglas Dieterich, Dr. Marie-Louise Vachon, Dr. Damaris Carriero5. Extrahepatic Manifestations of HCV - Dr. Henry Bodenheimer, Dr. Douglas Meyer6. Anti-HCV Agents in Development - Dr. Ira Jacobson, Dr. Ketan Kulkarni7. HBV Epidemiology, screening and natural history - Dr. Shiv Sarin, Dr. Manoj Kumar8. Current treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B - Dr. Emmett Keeffe, Dr. Walid Ayoub9. HBV and HIV Coinfection - Dr. Marc Ghany10. Management of Antiviral Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis B - Dr. Marc Ghany11. Herbal therapies for viral hepatitis - Dr. Paul Yien Kwo, Dr. Veronika Gagovic12. HBV Reactivation - Dr. Jim Lewis, Dr. Halim Charbel13. Patient support during therapy - Dr. Thomas Faust, Dr. Alyson Fox14. Viral hepatitis, A through E, in pregnancy - Dr. Jacqueline Laurin, Dr. Eashen Liu15. Chronic viral hepatitis and liver transplantation - Dr. Kirti Shetty16. Chronic viral hepatitis in the pediatric population - Dr. Parvathi Mohan, Dr. Zachary Schneider17. Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Dr. Jorge Marrero18. Vaccines and prevention of chronic hepatitis - Dr. Daniel Shouval, Dr. Oren Shibolet19. The immunology and immunotherapy of chronic HCV - Dr. Richard Duke, Dr. David Apelian, Dr. Alex Franzusoff

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"...this comprehensive overview has a very practical and down-to-earth perspective that should appeal to a wide audience. . .the real strength of the book is a number of chapters devoted to practical aspects of the management of chronic viral hepatitis." - The New England Journal of Medicine"It covers all important areas about this disease and has many fine qualities. The book does a remarkable job of presenting knowledge about chronic hepatitis of viral etiology to a general internal medicine audience. . .The purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the field of chronic viral hepatitis, with a focus on epidemiology, natural history, the problem of co-infections, and treatment. The objectives are worthy of publication and do not duplicate recent book publications. The authors fully meet the objectives. . .The book is comprehensive yet not cumbersome and introduces the reader to a wide range of disciplines. Internists and gastroenterologists will reap great rewards from reading this book, but several chapters of the book also reach out to a larger audience. . .The editing is good, and the text is lucid, succinct, and comprehensive. There is even an interesting chapter on alternative medicine and treatment of chronic hepatitis. This comprehensive approach to patient's health is generally typical of the book and is one of the features that make it stand out. . .this excellent book effectively summarizes all the current topics pertinent to chronic hepatitis B and C." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"Drs. Koff and Wu set out to construct a contemporary comprehensive overview of the field of chronic viral hepatitis. They gathered together 16 well-researched, well-written chapters by 14 preeminent senior hepatologists, and 16 associates. References are abundant, and emphasis on higher quality published research is employed throughout." - Practical Gastroenterology"Chronic Viral Hepatitis is another valuable guide to the proper care of patients with chronic viral hepatitis. The real strength of the book is a number of chapters devoted to practical aspects of the management of chronic viral hepatitis. These chapters cover not only general, up-to-date guidelines for therapy, but also the development of individualized therapeutic plans, the medical support of patients during treatment, and the care of patients who have coexisting extrahepatic illnesses or who are pregnant." -New England Journal of Medicine