Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach
Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is a simple pocket guide for the community gastroenterologist and primary care provider who manages liver disease.
While there are other books on the market available on the management of cirrhosis, this reference includes information geared toward the busy practitioner, allowing the reader to reference a chapter that easily addresses the clinical issue at hand. Dr. Atif Zaman provides essential and current information on the management of cirrhosis for the non-hepatologist.
Each chapter in Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is broken down into four sections, including a summary of the issue at hand, diagnosing the problem, treating algorithm in a figure, and what to do if the treatment algorithm is ineffective. In addition, each chapter highlights complex cases that have no standard treatment, but have emerging concepts or data.
Chapter Topics Include:
- Preventative health issues in patients with cirrhosis
- Nutrition in patients with cirrhosis
- Management of heptocellular carcinoma
- Pulmonary issues in patients with cirrhosis
- Timing for referral for liver transplant
With algorithms and tables for easy access to information, Managing the Complications of Cirrhosis: A Practical Approach is the perfect book for all community gastroenterologists, primary care practitioners, medical residents and fellows, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide care in the area of liver disease.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Preventative Health Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Chapter 3: Nutrition in Patients With Cirrhosis
Chapter 4: Management of Varices
Chapter 5: Management of Ascites and Renal Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Chapter 6: Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy
Chapter 7: Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Chapter 8: Pulmonary Issues in Patients With Cirrhosis
Chapter 9: Preoperative Risk Assessment in Patients With Cirrhosis
Chapter 10: Timing of Referral for Liver Transplant
About the Editor
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH, received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1987, his MD from Tufts University, and his MPH from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2000. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. He is the Section Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of Clinical Hepatology at OHSU.
Dr. Zaman’s research has involved collaborations with a number of scientists and a series of clinical research projects. He is the Principal Investigator on numerous grants and is the recipient of the WAFMR Outstanding Investigator Award.
Dr. Zaman is a member of several national societies: the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, review articles, and abstracts.