Hepatology at a Glance
May 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
Hepatology at a Glance is an accessible, illustrated
introduction to this increasingly important specialty. This brand
new title helps the reader to develop a solid understanding of
liver disease, and to recognise, diagnose and treat all types of
routinely encountered liver and biliary disorders. It covers key
areas such as the development, structure and function of the liver,
transplantation, surgery and nutrition. Common cases of liver
disorders and scenario, and the management of rarer diseases and
disorders in special patient groups such as the pregnant are
Hepatology at a Glance:
• Is a unique and concise resource on hepatology created for junior medical staff
• Maintains a practical emphasis, with advice on history, examination and clinical testing
• Includes clinical scenarios, with self-assessment questions and full explanations to answers
• Follows the curriculum set by and with the support of the British Society of Gastroenterology
• Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/hepatology featuring 30 MCQs
Providing guidance on all vital aspects of the specialty, Hepatology at a Glance is a succinct and accessible summative resource to enable a thorough understanding of the field.
List of abbreviations ix
How to use your revision guide xii
Part 1 Basics 1
1 Liver and biliary anatomy and structure 2
2 Liver metabolism and function 4
3 Coagulation in liver disease 6
4 Liver fibrosis 8
Part 2 Evaluation of liver disease 11
5 Clinical history 12
6 Liver examination 14
7 Liver function tests 16
8 Radiology in liver disease 18
9 Liver biopsy 20
10 Non ]invasive markers of fibrosis 22
Part 3 Clinical scenarios 25
11 Asymptomatic abnormal LFTs 26
12 Jaundice 28
13 Portal hypertension 30
14 Variceal bleeding 32
15 Ascites 34
16 Management of complications of ascites 36
17 Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis 38
18 Cardiopulmonary complications 40
19 Hepatic encephalopathy 42
20 Acute liver failure 44
21 Liver disease in pregnancy 46
22 Indications for liver transplantation 48
23 Drug ]induced liver injury 50
24 Focal liver lesions 52
Part 4 Diseases 55
25 Alcohol ]related liver disease 56
26 Management of alcohol misuse 58
27 Fatty liver disease 60
28 Hepatitis A and hepatitis E viruses 62
29 Hepatitis B virus and delta hepatitis 64
30 Hepatitis C virus 67
31 Autoimmune hepatitis 70
32 Primary biliary cirrhosis 72
33 Sclerosing cholangiopathies 74
34 Overlap syndromes 76
35 Haemochromatosis and iron overload 78
36 Wilson’s disease 80
37 Metabolic disorders 82
38 Multisystemic diseases 84
39 Vascular disorders 86
40 Hepatocellular carcinoma 88
41 Cholangiocarcinoma 90
42 Surgical procedures 92
43 Biliary disorders 94
44 Pancreatic disorders 96
45 Post ]liver transplantation: general considerations 98
46 Post ]liver transplantation: disease recurrence 100
47 Tropical liver disease: parenchymal 102
48 Tropical liver disease: hepatobiliary 104
49 Nutrition and liver disease 106
Further reading 108
Geri Keane is Clinical Research Fellow, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, University College London
Alison Brind is Consultant Gastroenterologist with interest in Hepatology, University Hospital of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent
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