The format presented in the Atlas of the Liver series focuses on presentations of photomicrographs, tables and charts supplemented by concise explanations which supplement research articles, reviews and textbooks. More is presented in this edition of the Atlas of the Liver about the causes and effects of fat deposition in the liver than in previous volumes. The authors of the new chapter discuss nonalcoholic fatty liver disease further emphasizing the important roles of fat in the liver. Fat in the liver has long been recognized as a constant finding in obese patients, diabetic patients, and a regular consequence of alcohol-induced liver injury. Excellent sections on bilirubin metabolism, and the management of major complications of liver disease including ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy and portal hypertension are presented. The characteristics and natural histories of acute viral hepatitis and the important roles of vaccination in the prevention of hepatitis A and hepatitis B are well discussed.Table of contents Bilirubin and Porphyrin.- Acute Viral Hepatitis.- Autoimmune Hepatitis.- Acute and Chronic Hepatitis B.- Hepatitis C.- Drugs and the Liver.- Acute Liver Failure.- Hemochromatosis and Wilson's Disease.- Alcohol-induced Liver Disease.- Complications of Cirrhosis: Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis.- Bleeding Varices and Hepatic Encephalopathy.- Vascular Diseases, Abscesses and Cysts.- Tumors of the Liver.- Liver Transplantation.- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
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Titolo: Atlas of the Liver - With contributions by numerous experts
Editore: Springer Verlag
Edizione: IV 2007
Collana: Atlas of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Series
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
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