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Fast Facts: Liver Disorders, 2nd edn

By Thomas Mahl and
John O'Grady

Published 2014

120 pages, 16 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-908541-64-2

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With rising levels of alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis infection, liver disease is presenting more and more frequently in general practice. Health professionals need to be adept at isolating the cause of disease and initiating prompt action. Fast Facts: Liver Disorders is designed to help primary care providers, hospital doctors and specialist nurses understand the most important issues as quickly as possible, including the indicators of severe disease in order to identify patients who need specialist referral.

This succinct, practical handbook provides quick access to:

  • an organized approach to the interpretation of liver function tests
  • guidance on determining levels of alcohol consumption
  • the latest hepatitis B and C treatments
  • key information on the complications of cirrhosis
  • an overview of the common clinical problems associated with transplantation

With its simple explanations, clear illustrations and logical algorithms, Fast Facts: Liver Disorders will help you identify and correct liver disease, minimize permanent damage, and monitor and manage recovery within the community.

Contents

  • Investigating liver disease
  • Acute liver disease
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Drug-induced liver injury
  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Metabolic liver diseases
  • Chronic viral hepatitis
  • Complications of cirrhosis
  • Benign liver tumors, cysts, infections and abscesses
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Pregnancy and the liver
  • Liver transplantation

Reviews

"Very nice to have the little checklist tables and clinical biochemistry figures to hand for each condition. I've found it very useful when putting together teaching for undergraduates and also for this next mooc on liver transplantation we are currently developing. It’s set out really clearly so the scientists we teach can follow it as well as the clinicians."
Dr Patricia F Lalor, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, December 2015

"This book suits medical students well, as it presents facts about a wide range of diseases in a clear and easy to understand way. I found it very easy to read and the pictures are very helpful. The information is up to date and covers important topics that can often be hard to learn; however, the book delivers information in a simple, colourful format."
Hayley O'Sullivan, Vice Chair of Plymouth Undergraduate Surgeons' Society, July 2014

"This is a remarkable book, written by two of the world's eminent specialists, and needs to be in the personal library of all who care for the liver patient."
Society of Gastroenterological Nurses and Endoscopy Associates, from first edition

"The book is very well-written and it is easy to get an overview because of the illustrative figures."
Danish Society for the Study of the Liver, from first edition

 

The authors

Thomas Mahl

MD University of Buffalo School of medicine Buffalo, New York, USA


John O'Grady

MD Institute of Liver Studies King's College School of Medicine London, UK


 

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