Clinical Gastroenterology

Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Diagnosis and Therapeutics

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

  • Provides a concise, well illustrated guide to all aspects of chronic viral hepatitis, including diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms
  • Includes recommendations and indications for requesting GI subspecialty consultations
  • Each chapter lists "key points" and a summary of the most relevant and practical information related to each topic
  • Offers a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of viral hepatitis, including influence of genotype, viral load, ethnicity, co-morbidities, and host immune status
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About this book

Chronic viral hepatitis affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and each year millions more people become infected. In Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition, a panel of distinguished clinicians and clinical investigators build upon the first edition by comprehensively reviewing all the relevant new information regarding resistance, side effects, and therapies for chronic viral hepatitis. The text covers recent advances in the understanding of pathogenesis of viral hepatitis while discussing promising agents in development for its treatment. The authors devote special attention to reactivation of hepatitis B with chemotherapy and immunosuppression, herbal and non-traditional therapies, chronic viral hepatitis in the pediatric population, and immunology and immunotherapy of HCV and provide relative costs for all diagnostic and therapeutic options. Authoritative and up-to-date, Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Second Edition offers today's gastroenterologists, internists, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists a practical guide to the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis from a multidisciplinary approach.

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 (19 chapters)

  • Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B and C: Clinical Implications

    Coash, Marcy (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Natural History of Chronic Hepatitis C

    Sharma, Nalini K. (et al.)

    Pages 33-70

  • Current and Future Therapy of Chronic Hepatitis C

    Ashfaq, Mohammad (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

  • Hepatitis C in Special Populations

    Dieterich, Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 97-134

  • Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

    Meyer, Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 135-157

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-565-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-934115-81-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-657-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Editors
  • Kirti Shetty
  • George Y. Wu
Series Title
Clinical Gastroenterology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-565-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-565-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-934115-81-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-657-9
Series ISSN
2197-7399
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 504
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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