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Hepatology: Textbook and Atlas

N. Katz (Institute of Biochemistry, Univ. of Giessen). an astounding body of theoretical and practical * Receiving such varied and kind assistance and ad- knowledge. Many of these empirical findingswere vice has filled me with gratitude and encouragement subsequently confirmed some (still) remain "- during the years spent compiling this book. pirical", without, however, having been disproved. "Empiricism, Intuition and Logic" (R. Gross, Co- In preparing the book my thoughts and my loving logne, 1988) will always be the leitmotif of the ph- gratitude have constantly been with my son, Ha- ician! * The considerable and fascinating develop- Dieter r, whose death was so sudden and incompreh- ments in hepatology,especially those of the last ten sible to us all. I have tried to represent his inspi- years, remain a central theme. * The current stageof tions and detailed ideas as well as incorporating his th this development may well become known as the 4 particular clinical insights. This volume is thus our (biomolecular) epoch of hepatology, as I have p- joint life's work. He will always be remembered as an posed in the first chapter of our book. example to us all. At the beginning and end of the book I have pur- Finally,my thanks to the employees at Springer for posely cited two quotations from P PARACELSUS which the speedy completion of this book and especially to have always made a deep impression on me. * In the Jorg Engelbrecht and Dr.
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to hepatology.- History of Hepatology.- Morphology of the Liver.- Biochemistry and Functions of the Liver.- Diagnostics in Liver Diseases.- Clinical findings.- Laboratory diagnostics.- Sonography.- Liver biopsy and laparoscopy.- Radiological diagnostics.- Scintigraphic diagnostics.- Neurological and psychological diagnostics.- Symptoms and Syndromes.- Hepatomegaly and splenomegaly.- Jaundice.- Cholestasis.- Portal hypertension.- Hepatic encephalopathy.- Oedema and ascites.- Hepatorenal syndrome.- Hepatopulmonary syndrome.- Coagulopathy and haemorrhage.- Acute and chronic liver insufficiency.- Clinical Aspects of Liver Diseases.- Clinical and morphological principles.- Acute viral hepatitis (A-SEN).- Acute concomitant viral hepatitis.- Bacterial infections and the liver.- Parasitic infections and the liver.- Mycotic infections and the liver.- Liver abscess.- Alcohol-induced liver damage.- Drug-induced liver damage.- Liver damage due to toxic substances.- Metabolic disorders and storage diseases.- Autoimmune hepatitis.- Cholangitis and cholangiodysplasia.- Chronic hepatitis.- Liver cirrhosis.- Benign hepatic lesions and tumours.- Malignant liver tumours.- Systemic diseases and the liver.- Cardiovascular diseases and the liver.- Treatment of liver diseases.

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