Cirrhosis: a practical guide to management provides gastroenterologists and hepatologists with an up-to-date clinical guide presenting the very best evidence-based practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of liver cirrhosis and its many complications. Designed to offer practical guidance at all times, it provides doctors with an extremely useful tool in the clinical setting, with each chapter featuring diagnostic/management algorithms, key points and other pedagogic features.
Divided into 2 parts, a diagnosis and pathophysiology section and a management of complications section, key topics include:
- Diagnostic laboratory tests
- Diagnostic imaging modalities
- Acute-on chronic liver failure
- Agents and drugs to avoid
- End stage liver failure: liver transplant evaluation
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
Aimed at the specialist, as well as the practicing trainee at the top-end of specialty training, the emphasis throughout is on providing optimum clinical management guidance most relevant to practicing hepatologists and gastroenterologists, and is an invaluable guide to this increasingly common condition.