Clinical Gastroenterology

Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Editors: Shetty, Kirti, Wu, George Y., Koff, Raymond S. (Eds.)

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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.

Reviews

"...this comprehensive overview has a very practical and down-to-earth perspective that should appeal to a wide audience. . .the real strength of the book is a number of chapters devoted to practical aspects of the management of chronic viral hepatitis." - The New England Journal of Medicine

"It covers all important areas about this disease and has many fine qualities. The book does a remarkable job of presenting knowledge about chronic hepatitis of viral etiology to a general internal medicine audience. . .The purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the field of chronic viral hepatitis, with a focus on epidemiology, natural history, the problem of co-infections, and treatment. The objectives are worthy of publication and do not duplicate recent book publications. The authors fully meet the objectives. . .The book is comprehensive yet not cumbersome and introduces the reader to a wide range of disciplines. Internists and gastroenterologists will reap great rewards from reading this book, but several chapters of the book also reach out to a larger audience. . .The editing is good, and the text is lucid, succinct, and comprehensive. There is even an interesting chapter on alternative medicine and treatment of chronic hepatitis. This comprehensive approach to patient's health is generally typical of the book and is one of the features that make it stand out. . .this excellent book effectively summarizes all the current topics pertinent to chronic hepatitis B and C." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Drs. Koff and Wu set out to construct a contemporary comprehensive overview of the field of chronic viral hepatitis. They gathered together 16 well-researched, well-written chapters by 14 preeminent senior hepatologists, and 16 associates. References are abundant, and emphasis on higher quality published research is employed throughout." - Practical Gastroenterology

"Chronic Viral Hepatitis is another valuable guide to the proper care of patients with chronic viral hepatitis. The real strength of the book is a number of chapters devoted to practical aspects of the management of chronic viral hepatitis. These chapters cover not only general, up-to-date guidelines for therapy, but also the development of individualized therapeutic plans, the medical support of patients during treatment, and the care of patients who have coexisting extrahepatic illnesses or who are pregnant." -New England Journal of Medicine


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B and C

    Smith, Robert M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

    Carithers, Robert L.

    Pages 25-40

  • Natural History of Hepatitis B Virus Infection

    Forcione, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Natural History of Hepatitis C

    Everson, Gregory T.

    Pages 59-94

  • Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection

    Poles, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 95-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Editors
  • Kirti Shetty
  • George Y. Wu
  • Raymond S. Koff
Series Title
Clinical Gastroenterology
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-104-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-104-6
Series ISSN
2197-7399
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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