Diseases of the Liver and Bile Ducts

A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • George Y. Wu
  • Jonathan Israel

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Clinical Features of Liver Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Khalid Aziz, Jonathan Israel
      Pages 3-14
  3. Approach to Screening for Liver Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Shabbir Chaiwala, George Y. Wu
      Pages 17-25
    3. Shabbir Chaiwala, George Y. Wu
      Pages 27-42
    4. Shabbir Chaiwala, George Y. Wu
      Pages 43-48
  4. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Harry H. Chen
      Pages 67-83
  5. Hepatocellular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Mark R. Versland
      Pages 87-102
    3. Enrique J. Martinez, Lennox Jeffers
      Pages 103-119
    4. Steven A. Rogers, T. Jake Liang
      Pages 121-129
    5. Gabu Bhardwaj, Gary L. Davis, Johnson Y. N. Lau
      Pages 131-143
    6. F. Wilson Jackson, Raymond A. Rubin
      Pages 145-151
    7. Thomas J. Devers
      Pages 153-161
    8. Thomas C. Li, Mark R. Versland, George Y. Wu
      Pages 163-190
    9. Yaron Ilan, Namita Roy Chowdhury, Jayanta Roy Chowdhury
      Pages 191-205
  6. Biliary Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Matthew Estill, Salam F. Zakko
      Pages 217-228
    3. Douglas Robertson, Salam F. Zakko
      Pages 229-237
  7. Adult Genetic Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Michael L. Schilsky, Irmin Sternlieb
      Pages 241-247
    3. Martin Hahn, Herbert L. Bonkovsky
      Pages 249-272
    4. Steven K. Herrine, Mark A. Zern
      Pages 273-282
  8. Pediatric Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Michael L. Schilsky, Irmin Sternlieb
      Pages 285-292
    3. Christopher J. Justinich, Jeffrey S. Hyams
      Pages 293-300
    4. Namita Roy Chowdhury, Yaron Ilan, Jayanta Roy Chowdhury
      Pages 301-311
    5. Colston F. McEvoy, Frederick J. Suchy
      Pages 313-327
  9. Women and Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Francis Ruiz, Caroline A. Riely
      Pages 359-368
  10. Special Management Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. William H. Ramsey
      Pages 371-383
    3. Karen K. Kormis, George Y. Wu
      Pages 385-396
    4. Maram Zakko, Roberto Groszmann
      Pages 397-414
    5. Kiran Sachdev, Jonathan Israel
      Pages 415-427
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 429-441

About this book


In Diseases of the Liver and Bile Ducts, physicians George Wu and Jonathan Israel have created a concise guide to the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Authoritative and practical, their important new book not only spells out the advantages and limitations of the latest diagnostic tests, but also provides numerous algorithms for evaluating patients and treating the liver problems commonly encountered by primary care physicians. Here, too, you will find described the nuances of serological tests for the detection of viral infections and how best to use invasive and noninvasive radiological tests in specific circumstances. Common complications are fully discussed and detailed practical information is given on how to recognize the patient's immediate problems and deal with them effectively.

Many clinical experts have collaborated to make Diseases of the Liver and Bile Ducts concise, easy-to-understand, and state-of-the-art. Its numerous diagrams, listings of key principles, and cost comparisons will clarify the often complex and bewildering array of conditions associated with liver and biliary tract diseases. Primary care physicians, medical students, and residents will find it the one definitive and indispensable guide to consult for rapid access to the latest diagnostic information and treatment options.



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Editors and affiliations

  • George Y. Wu
    • 1
  • Jonathan Israel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Hartford HospitalHartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology