Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach

Atif Zaman, MD, MPH
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Book Description

Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is a simple pocket guide for the community gastroenterologist and primary-care provider who manages liver disease.

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.

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About the Editor                                                                                                         

Contributing Authors                                                                                                 



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


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About the Editors

 Atif Zaman, MD, MPH, received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1987, his MD from Tufts University, and his MPH from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2000. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. He is the Section Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of Clinical Hepatology at OHSU.    

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.