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Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, 3rd Edition

Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, 3rd Edition

Deirdre A. Kelly (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30054-3

Jan 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

640 pages

Select type: E-Book

$260.99

Description

“An excellent up-to-date comprehensive and practical text book dealing with all aspects of paediatric hepatobiliary disease. It will be useful to both generalists and specialists as it is clinically focused with a problem-solving approach and should be useful for day-to-day as well as more esoteric clinical problems. I found it useful in my general paediatric practice and my trainees have also found it useful. It is very practical with a diagnostic approach and lots of tables and clinical pathways to follow when confronted with day-to-day clinical problems. I have road-tested it in real life with good effect.” - Judging Panel, 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition


Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, Third Edition provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of paediatric liver diseases, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary team working and holistic management of the child and family. This fully revised edition has also been updated to cover recent advances in paediatric hepatology. It includes new chapters describing the effects of liver disease in pregnancy on mother and child through to adolescence. With increasing numbers of young people surviving into adult life this edition addresses the importance of managing adolescent transition effectively.

Trainees, practising paediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists will welcome the practical approach outlined in this text, while other healthcare professionals involved in the management of liver disease in children will find it an accessible and comprehensive reference.

Section 1: Structure, Function and Repair.

1. Structure, Function and Repair.

Ulrich Baumann, Rachel Brown, Alastair Millar, Bobbie Jones, Patrick McKiernan.

Section 2: Investigating the Liver.

2. The approach to the child with liver disease: Differential diagnosis and useful investigations.

Deirdre Kelly.

3. Interventional Radiology in the Diagnosis & Management of Liver Disease.

Philip John.

Section 3: Supporting the Family.

4. The Effects on Mother and Child.

Jane Hartley.

Section 4: Neonatal Liver Disease.

5. The Jaundiced Baby.

Eve Roberts.

6. The Acutely Ill Baby.

Patrick McKiernan.

Section 5: Acute Liver Disease.

7. Infective disorders of the liver.

Suzanne Davison, Elizabeth Boxall.

8. Fulminant Hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure.

Estella Alonso, Rob Squires, Peter Whitington.

Section 6: Liver Disease in Older Children.

9. Auto Immune Liver Disease.

Giorgina Mieli-Vergani, Diego Vergani.

10. Drug Induced Liver Disease.

Karen Murray.

11. Congenital and Structural Abnormalities of the Liver.

Jaime Liou Wolfe, Kathleen Schwarz.

12. Non-Alcoholic Steatosis.

Eve Roberts.

13. Hepatobiliary Disease in Cystic Fibrosis.

Carla Colombo.

Section 7: Metabolic Liver Disease.

14. Metabolic Liver Disease in Older Children.

Anne Green, Anupam Chakrapani.

15. Disorders of Copper Metabolism.

Stuart Tanner.

Section 8: Management of Chronic Liver Disease.

16. Complications and Management of Chronic Liver Disease.

Ross Shepherd.

Section 9: The Liver and other Organs.

17. The Liver in Systemic Illness.

Sue Beath.

18. Skin Disorders in Liver Disease.

Indra van Mourik, Michelle Thomson.

19. Dental Care of Children with Liver Disease.

Marie-Therese Hosey, Victoria Clark.

Section 10: Surgical Management of Liver Disease.

20. Surgical Disorders of the Liver and Bile Ducts.

Alastair Millar.

21. Primary Hepatic Tumours.

Bruce Morland, Jean De Ville.

Section 11: Transplantation.

22. Liver Transplantation.

Deirdre Kelly, A. Mayer.

23. Small Bowel and Liver Transplantation.

Jorge Reyes.

Section 12: The Developing World.

24. Liver Disease in the Developing World.

Anupam Sibal, S. Quak, M. Chang.

Section 13: Supporting the Family.

25. The role of the Multi Disciplinary Team.

Graham Gordon, Julie Reed, Jacqueline Blyth, Carolyn Patchell.

26. Transition to Adult Care.

Janet McDonagh, Deirdre Kelly


  • Provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of paediatric liver diseases, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary team working and holistic management of the child and family.
  • New chapters describe the effects of liver disease from pregnancy to adolescence to reflect the importance of managing adolescent transition.
  • In full colour, this edition summarises the advances of the past four years.
  • Will interest non-specialist paediatricians and paediatric trainees, as well as adult gastroenterologists and hepatologists.