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Main description:

This volume presents a concise yet comprehensive overview on all facets concerning the complications of cirrhosis. Structured in three sections, the book reviews the natural history of cirrhosis, the diagnostic and predictive tools available to assess the disease, complications, and treatment options such as liver assist devices and transplantation. Topical concerns in the management of patients with cirrhosis are also addressed, including issues pertaining to the delivery of quality care in this patient population.

Written by experts in their fields, Complications of Cirrhosis: Evaluation and Management serves as a valuable resource for practitioners and physicians-in-training on the subject of cirrhosis.


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Addresses topical concerns in the management of patients with cirrhosis 

Features a wide array of illustrations and color photographs

Written by experts in their fields


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This volume presents a concise yet comprehensive overview on all facets concerning the complications of cirrhosis. Structured in three sections, the book reviews the natural history of cirrhosis, the diagnostic and predictive tools available to assess the disease, complications, and treatment options such as liver assist devices and transplantation. Topical concerns in the management of patients with cirrhosis are also addressed, including issues pertaining to the delivery of quality care in this patient population.

Written by experts in their fields, Complications of Cirrhosis: Evaluation and Management serves as a valuable resource for practitioners and physicians-in-training on the subject of cirrhosis.


Contents:

Part 1: Diagnosing and prediction – Getting it right now, predicting it right in the future

Chapter 1: Pathogenesis and Evolution of Liver Fibrosis: Cirrhosis or Cirrhoses?
Francesca Saffioti, Massimo Pinzani

Chapter 2: Natural History of Cirrhosis
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao

Chapter 3: Prediction of Complications of Cirrhosis: Molecular Biomarkers
Mar Coll, Elsa Solà, Pau Sancho-Bru

Chapter 4: Predictors of Clinical Complications of Cirrhosis
Joel P. Wedd, Avash Kalra, Scott W. Biggins

Chapter 5: Non-Invasive Markers of Fibrosis in the Assessment of Cirrhosis
Nikhiel B. Rau, Nezam Afdhal

Chapter 6: Diagnosis of cirrhosis: Imaging
Sumit Kumar, Sumeet K Asrani, Jayant Talwalkar

Chapter 7: Measurement of Portal Pressure and Transjugular Liver Biopsy
Juan G Abraldes, Philippe Sarlieve, Puneeta Tandon


Part 2: Current Management Strategies of the Complications of Cirrhosis

Chapter 8: Reversal of Cirrhosis
Gemma Odena, Eva Stein, Ramon Bataller

Chapter 9: Esophageal Varices: Primary and Secondary Prophylaxis
Humberto Gonzalez, William Sanchez

Chapter 10: Acute Variceal Bleeding
Àngels Escorsell, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Juan C. García-Pagán

Chapter 11: Gastric and Ectopic Varices
Daniel Schmidt, P Aiden McCormick

Chapter 12: Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy and Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)
Mary Drinane, Vijay H. Sha

Chapter 13: Ascites and Refractory Ascites
Angelo Paredes, Arun J. Sanyal

Chapter 14: Hyponatremia in Cirrhosis
Elliot B. Tapper, Andrés Cárdenas

Chapter 15: Hepatorenal syndrome
Elsa Solà, Pere Ginès

Chapter 16: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Ankit V. Patel, Jasmohan S. Bajaj

Chapter 17: Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Management Strategies
Sam Lee

Chapter 18: Hepatopulmonary syndrome
Michael Fallon, David Goldberg

Chapter 19: Portopulmonary Hypertension
Michael Krowka, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba

Chapter 20: Portal Vein Thrombosis
Dominique-Charles Valla

Chapter 21: Coagulation Disorders in Patients with Cirrhosis
Patrick Northup

Chapter 22: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Lewis Roberts

Chapter 23: Cholangiocarcinoma
William C. Palmer, Denise M. Harnois

Chapter 24: Bacterial Infections in Patients with Cirrhosis
Thierry Gustot, Richard Moreau

Chapter 25: Acute-on-Chronic Liver failure (ACLF)
Vicente Arroyo, Javier Fernandez

Chapter 26: Liver support systems
Mansoor Bangash, Banwari Agarwal, Rajiv Jalan

Chapter 27: Liver Transplantation
Nizar A. Mukhtar, Oren K. Fix

Chapter 28: Assessment and management of the patient with cirrhosis undergoing surgery
David P. Nunes, Surakit Pungpapong

Chapter 29: Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle, Managing Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension and Immunizations in Patients with Cirrhosis
David P. Nunes, Surakit Pungpapong

Chapter 30: Malnutrition in Patients with Cirrhosis
Jaime Aranda-Michel

Chapter 31: Bone disease in Patients with Cirrhosis
Albert Parés, Núria Guañabens


Part 3: Cost, Quality and End-of-Life Care in Cirrhosis

Chapter 32: The Economic Cost of Cirrhosis
Fasiha Kanwal, Michael Volk

Chapter 33: Delivering Quality Care to Patients with Cirrhosis: A Practical Guide for Clinicians
Michael Volk, Fasiha Kanwal

Chapter 34: Quality of life issues for patients with cirrhosis
Linda Henry, Zobair Younossi

Chapter 35: Palliative Care in Cirrhosis
Maria Yataco, Robert Shannon, Andrew P. Keaveny

Chapter 36: Ethical Issues in End Stage Liver Disease: A Framework for Assessment and the Challenges
Stephen Chris Pappas


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319136141
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: May, 2015
Pages: 331

Subcategories: Gastroenterology, Hepatology

MEET THE AUTHOR

Andrew P. Keaveny, MD, FRCPI
Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Department of Transplant, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Andrés Cárdenas, MD, MMSc, AGAF
University of Barcelona, Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metaboliques, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain