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Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Hepatology

Jawad Ahmad (Editor), Scott L. Friedman (Editor), Henryk Dancygier (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-51734-5
584 pages
April 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Hepatology will provide gastroenterology and hepatology trainees with an extremely clinical and accessible handbook covering the major liver diseases and symptoms, their diagnosis and clinical management.  

Perfect as a point-of-care resource on the hospital wards and also as a refresher for board exam preparation, the focus throughout is on providing rapid reference, essential information on each disease to allow for quick, easy browsing and assimilation of the must-know information.  All chapters follow a consistent template including the following features:

- An opening bottom-line/key points section
- Classification, pathogenesis and prevention of disease
- Evidence-based diagnosis, including relevant algorithms, laboratory and imaging tests, and potential pitfalls when diagnosing a patient
- Disease management including commonly used medications with dosages, when to perform surgery, management algorithms and how to prevent complications
- How to manage special populations, ie, in pregnancy, children and the elderly
- The very latest evidence-based results, major society guidelines (AASLD/EASL) and key external sources to consult

In addition, the book comes with a companion website housing extra features such as case studies with related questions for self-assessment, key patient advice and ICD codes.  Each guide also has its own mobile app available for purchase, allowing you rapid access to the key features wherever you may be.

If you're specialising in hepatology and require a concise, practical guide to the clinical management of liver disease, bought to you by one of world's leading hospitals, then this is the perfect book for you.

This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

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Table of Contents


Series foreword, xxx




1 Approach to the Patient with Abnormal Liver Tests
Charissa Y. Chang

2 Approach to the Patient with Jaundice
Jawad Ahmad

3 Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI)
Ponni V. Perumalswami

4 Hepatitis A (and E)
Ponni V. Perumalswami

5 Hepatitis B and D
Elizabeth A. Kula, Donna Fanelli, & Douglas Dieterich

6 Hepatitis C: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment
Alicia C Stivala, Deepti Dronamraju, Douglas Dieterich

7 Coinfections: HIV/HBV/HCV
Marie-Louise C. Vachon, Alicia C Stivala and Douglas T. Dieterich

8 Hepatic Abscess
Lawrence U. Liu

9 Biliary Infections
Gopi Patel

10 Alcoholic Hepatitis
Scott L. Friedman

11 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Charissa Y Chang

12 Autoimmune Hepatitis and Overlap Syndromes
Joseph A Odin

13 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Nancy Bach and  Joseph A Odin

14 Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Nancy Bach, Joseph A Odin

15 Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Jawad Ahmad

16 Wilson disease
Joseph A. Odin, Nancy Bach, Vivek Kesar

17 Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Joseph A Odin and Vivek Kesar

18 Portal Hypertensive Bleeding
Jawad Ahmad

19 Ascites
Henryk Dancygier

20 Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
Henryk Dancygier

21 Hepatic Encephalopathy
Priya Grewal

22 Hepatorenal Syndrome
Henryk Dancygier

23 Hepatopulmonary syndrome
Jawad Ahmad

24 Portopulmonary hypertension
Jawad Ahmad

25 Pregnancy related liver disease
Priya Grewal

26 Acute Liver Failure
Meena B. Bansal

27 Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Leona Kim-Schluger

28 Portal Vein Thrombosis
Leona Kim-Schluger

29 Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension
M. Isabel Fiel and Thomas D. Schiano

30 Liver Lesions
James S. Park

31 Cystic Lesions of the Liver
Abdulelah Alhawsawi, Juan P Rocca, Marcelo E Facciuto

32 Surgery in Patients with Liver Disease
Jawad Ahmad

33 Nutrition in Liver Disease
James S. Park


34 Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure - A pediatric perspective
Tamir Miloh

35 Liver function tests in childhood
Nanda Kerkar

36 Approach to Jaundice in Infancy
Jaime Chu

37 Management of end-stage liver disease in children
Ronen Arnon

38 Liver transplantation: pediatric perspective
Nanda Kerkar


39 Evaluation of Patients for Liver Transplant
Lawrence U. Liu

40 Live Donor Transplant Evaluation
Lawrence U. Liu

41 Surgical evaluation for Liver Transplant
Hiroshi Sogawa

42 Post-operative Care of the Liver Transplant Patient
Alan Contreras-Saldivar

43 Diagnostic approach to abnormal liver tests following liver transplantation
Charissa Y. Chang

44 Acute Rejection
Costica Aloman

45 Chronic Rejection
Costica Aloman

46 Primary non-function
Eric G. Davis and Sander S. Florman

47 Ischemia reperfusion injury after liver transplantation
Matthew Y. Suh and Juan P. Rocca

48 Vascular Complications of Liver Transplantation
Eric G. Davis and Sander S. Florman

49 Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation
Marie E. Le and Marcelo Facciuto

50 Approach to Prophylaxis and Management of Infections after Liver Transplant
Shirish Huprikar

51 Malignancy after Liver Transplant
Lawrence U. Liu

52 Hepatitis C Post Liver Transplantation
Thomas D. Schiano and M. Isabel Fiel

53 Recurrent Disease Post-Liver Transplantation: Autoimmune Diseases, Hepatitis B and NASH
Thomas D. Schiano

54 Health Maintenance after Liver Transplant
Lawrence U. Liu


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Author Information

Edited by

Jawad Ahmad MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Scott L. Friedman MD
, Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Chief, Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Henryk Dancygier MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Chair, Departments of Medicine II and IV, Sana Klinikum Offenbach, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Adjunct
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount  Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Series Editor
Scott L. Friedman MD, Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Chief, Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA


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“If you're specialising in hepatology and require a concise, practical guide to the clinical management of liver disease, bought to you by one of world's leading hospitals, then this is the perfect book for you.”  (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 1 September 2014)


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Press Release

April 14, 2014
Wiley Partners with Mount Sinai Experts to Launch Medical Handbooks

Wiley has teamed up with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the world's leading medical institutions, to create a series of expert guides for medical trainees, research fellows and practicing physicians. The six Mount Sinai Expert Guides combine the expertise of the medical faculty with new online platforms and mobile apps, creating accessible and portable guides tailored for the new generation of physicians.

The first title in the series Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Hepatology publishes this month. This rapid-reference guide to the diagnosis and clinical management of liver disease is edited by Jawad Ahmad, MD, Scott Friedman, MD, and Henryk Dancygier, MD.

“Now, more than ever, high quality patient care relies on the ability to obtain accurate and practical information as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Friedman, who is also the Series Editor. “The Mount Sinai Expert Guides meet this need by delivering accurate, up-to-date, expert guidance using formats that are easily accessible on the front lines of medical care.”

The experts guide users through the profound advances in understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of liver diseases that have established this discipline as a distinct area of study, no longer tied to gastroenterology.

Based in New York City, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research. The school, first founded in 1963, is ranked 19th out of 126 medical schools across the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

The debut guide will be followed by Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Gastroenterology in December 2014. Four more guides to psychiatry, allergy and immunology, cardiology, and neurology will publish throughout 2015.

Each title is supported by online material, including video clips, case studies, interactive Multiple Choice Questions, and patient advice. A mobile app for each guide is also available for purchase, giving users rapid access to key features regardless of location.

Discover more at the Mount Sinai Expert Guides series website.

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