While there are other books available on the market regarding the management of cirrhosis, this reference includes information geared toward the busy practitioner, allowing the reader to reference a chapter that easily addresses the clinical issue at hand. Dr. Atif Zaman provides essential and current information on the management of cirrhosis for the nonhepatologist.
Each chapter in Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is broken down into four sections, including a summary of the issue at hand, a diagnosis of the problem, a treatment algorithm, and what to do if the treatment algorithm is ineffective. In addition, each chapter highlights complex cases that have no standard treatment, but have emerging concepts or data.
Chapter topics include:
• Preventative health issues in patients with cirrhosis
• Nutrition in patients with cirrhosis
• Management of hepatocellular carcinoma
• Pulmonary issues in patients with cirrhosis
• Timing of referral for liver transplant
With algorithms and tables, Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is the perfect book for all community gastroenterologists, primary-care practitioners, medical residents and fellows, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide care in the area of liver disease.
About the Editor
Chapter 1 Introduction
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH
Chapter 2 Preventative Health Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Willscott E. Naugler, MD
Chapter 3 Nutrition in Patients With Cirrhosis
Anna Sasaki, MD, PhD
Chapter 4 Management of Varices
Edoardo G. Giannini, MD, PhD. FACG
Chapter 5 Management of Ascites and Renal Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Jonathan M. Fenkel, MD and Victor J. Navarro, MD
Chapter 6 Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy
Jayant A. Talwalkar, MD, MPH
Chapter 7 Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Jonathan M. Schwartz, MD
Chapter 8 Pulmonary Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Michael F. Chang, MD, MSc
Chapter 9 Preoperative Risk Assessment in Patients With Cirrhosis
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH and Kenneth Ingram, PA-C
Chapter 10 Timing of Referral for Liver Transplant
James R. Burton Jr, MD
About the Editors
Dr. Zaman’s research has involved collaborations with a number of scientists and a series of clinical research projects. He is the Principal Investigator on numerous grants and is the recipient of the WAFMR Outstanding Investigator Award.
Dr. Zaman is a member of several national societies: the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, review articles, and abstracts.