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Around the world hepatitis has infected more than 2 billion people (10 million in the US) and is, in its chronic form, the leading factor in end-stage liver disease and the rising incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma. In Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, leading scientists, clinicians, and clinical investigators comprehensively review the epidemiology, molecular virology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic hepatitis caused by the B and C viruses. The discussion of patient management includes contributions on developing novel therapeutics, supporting patients during therapy, alternative treatments, the use of drugs in chronic viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, and pregnancy in chronic viral hepatitis. Attention is also given to the treatment of patients with concomitant autoimmune disorders, the management of HIV co-infection, and the management of HBV/HCV co-infection. Each chapter provides an extensive review of available literature and is based on broad experience in clinical trials and the management of patients with chronic viral hepatitis.
Authoritative and eminently practical, Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics offers today's gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists a critical understanding of the state-of-the-art in chronic viral hepatitis and insightful projections of the many powerful new therapeutics now emerging.
Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B and C: Clinical Implications
Robert M. Smith and George Y. Wu
Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
Robert L. Carithers
Natural History of Hepatitis B Virus Infection
David G. Forcione, Raymond T. Chung, and Jules L. Dienstag
Natural History of Hepatitis C
Gregory T. Everson
Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection
Michael A. Poles and Douglas T. Dieterich
HBV and HCV Co-Infection
Terence L. Angtuaco and Donald M. Jensen
Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B
Eng-Kiong Teo and Anna Suk-Fong Lok
Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
Manal F. Abdelmalek and Gary L. Davis
Treatment of Chronic Viral Hepatitis in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases
Gehad Ghaith and Stuart C. Gordon
Developing Therapeutic Plans for the Patient with Chronic Hepatitis B or C: A Practical Approach
Supporting the Patient with Chronic Hepatitis During Treatment
Nezam H. Afdhal and Tiffany Geahigan
Complementary and Alternative Treatment of Liver Disease
Ken Flora and Kent Benner
Drugs and Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Ajay Batra, Richard W. Lambrecht, and Herbert L. Bonkovsky
Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplantation
Aijaz Ahmed and Emmet B. Keeffe
Viral Hepatitis and Pregnancy
Rene Davila and Caroline A. Riely
Prevention and Immunoprophylaxis of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Raymond S. Koff