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Diseases of the Liver in Children

Evaluation and Management

Murray, Karen F., Horslen, Simon (Eds.)

2014, XVI, 596 p. 143 illus., 78 illus. in color.

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  • All chapters are written by experts in their fields
  • Provides a practical and comprehensive review of pediatric hepatology
  • Richly illustrated with an emphasis on tables and images

Diseases of the Liver in Children: Evaluation and Management provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of pediatric liver disease, with a practical approach useful for the primary care provider or general gastroenterologist.  With an emphasis on tables and images, this book serves as a reference for understanding basic hepatic processes and the significance of laboratory findings. It also discusses the state of the art of diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the pediatric liver.  The text captures the key elements of treatment and monitoring important for the primary care provider partnering in the care of these patients with pediatric hepatologists. The current state of transplantation and other surgical approaches are also discussed.  The importance of aggressive bowel rehabilitation in the prevention of end-stage total parenteral nutrition-induced liver disease is also covered.       

Written by experts in their fields and including the most up to date clinical information,  Diseases of the Liver in Children: Evaluation and Management serves as a very useful resource for physicians.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

Section 1: General Concepts

1. Anatomy and Development of the Liver       
Mark B. Stringer

2. Normal functional biology of the liver    
Anne M. Larson & Matthew Hauswald  

3. Laboratory assessment of hepatic injury and function  
Deirdre A. Kelly & Way S. Lee

4. Mechanisms of Liver Injury   
Kimberly J. Riehle  & Nelson Fausto
5. Radiology of the liver in children
Nghia “Jack” Vo & Narendra Shet

6. Phenotypes of liver disease in infants, children and adolescents children   Simon Horslen

7. Psychosocial, cognitive, and quality of life considerations in the child with liver disease and their family children
Saeed Mohammad, Lisa G. Sorensen, Estella M. Alonso

Section 2: Disorders

8. Metabolic liver disease - Part 1       
James E. Squires & James E. Heubi
9. Metabolic liver disease - Part 2       
Michael R. Narkewicz & Christine Waasdorp-Hurtado

10. Neonatal Hemochromatosis and Gestational Alloimmune Liver Disease
Peter F. Whitington

11. Alagille Syndrome
Binita Kamath  & David A. Piccoli

12. Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis and it’s Differential Diagnoses
Kathleen B. Schwarz

13. Biliary atresia          
Hong-Yuan Hsu & Mei Hwei Chang

14. Choledochal Cysts and fibrocystic diseases of the liver     
Karen Murray

15. Infections of the Liver
Uzma Shah

16. Autoimmune Hepatitis and Sclerosing Cholangitis    
Georgina Miele-Vergani & Diego Vergani

17. Parental Nutrition Associated Liver Disease in Pediatric Patients: Strategies for Treatment and Prevention 
Allison Beck Blackmer, Imad F. Btaiche, Meghan A. Arnold, & Daniel H. Teitelbaum

18. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis   Nidhi P. Goyal & Jeffrey B. Schwimmer

19. Drug induced liver injury in children: A structured approach to diagnosis and management
M. James Lopez & Jacob L. Bilhartz

20. Gallstone disease in children        
Matthew J. Giefer & Richard A. Kozarek

21. Vascular Liver Disease
Ines Loverdos & Simon C. Ling

22. Hepatic Tumors
Rohit Gupta, André A. Dick, & Karen F. Murray     

Section 3: Management

23. Acute Liver Failure
Robert H. Squires       

24. Intensive Care Management of Children With Liver Failure
Thomas V. Brogan & Francois Aspesberro

25.  Chronic Liver Diseases, Cirrhosis and Complications: Part 1: Portal Hypertension, Ascites, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) and Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS)
Ross W Shepherd

26. Chronic Liver Disease, Cirrhosis and Complications: Part 2 – Hepatic encephalopathy and other systemic effects
Naresh P Shanmugam, & Palaniswamy Karthikeyan, & Anil Dhawan

27. Nutrition in Children with Liver Disease: Evaluation and Management   
Stephen C. Hardy, Pornthep Tanpowpong, & Ronald E. Kleinman

28. Liver Transplantation         
Evelyn Hsu & Jorge Reyes

29. Liver in systemic disease        
Emily Rothbaum Perito & Philip Rosenthal

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