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Hepatology at a Glance

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 included. 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.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii Acknowledgements viii 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 Index 109

About the Author

Deepak Joshi is Post CCT Fellow in Hepato-Biliary Medicine, University College Hospital, London 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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