Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered

Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered

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By (author) Kathryn Nash, By (author) Indra Neil Guha

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 12mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444332465
  • ISBN 13: 9781444332469
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 360,243

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Hepatology is an important specialty with diseases andcomplications related to viral hepatitis and alcohol being the mainreason for seeking specialist advice. On most general medicalrotations and on most surgical wards there are patients withhepatological problems. Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncoveredcontains clinical presentations with real-life patient cases andoutcomes as seen on the wards and in exams, and leads studentsthrough a practical approach to diagnosis and management ofhepatological disease. Following a question and answer approach, includingself-assessment material and a refresher section onthe basic science, Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncoveredfeatures investigations and the treatment options available forpatients presenting with hepatological problems. Difficult conceptsare clarified and relevant links are made between pathology andclinical presentation. Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal for medicalstudents, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, GP trainees,residents, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners. The book isalso an ideal refresher for hepatology or gastroenterology traineesat the beginning of their specialist training programme

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Kathryn Nash is a Consultant Hepatologist at SouthamptonGeneral Hospital Indra Neil Guha is Clinical Associate Professor inHepatology at University of Nottingham

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Hepatology is an important specialty with diseases and complications related to viral hepatitis and alcohol being the main reason for seeking specialist advice. On most general medical rotations and on most surgical wards there are patients with hepatological problems. "Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered" contains clinical presentations with real-life patient cases and outcomes as seen on the wards and in exams, and leads students through a practical approach to diagnosis and management of hepatological disease. Following a question and answer approach, including self-assessment material and a 'refresher' section on the basic science, "Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered" features investigations and the treatment options available for patients presenting with hepatological problems. Difficult concepts are clarified and relevant links are made between pathology and clinical presentation. "Hepatology: Clinical Cases Uncovered" is ideal for medical students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, GP trainees, residents, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners. The book is also an ideal refresher for hepatology or gastroenterology trainees at the beginning of their specialist training programme.

Table of contents

Preface, vii Acknowledgements, viii How to use this book, ix Normal values, x List of abbreviations, xi Part 1 Basics, 1 Basic science, 1 Approach to the patient, 20 Part 2 Cases, 39 Patients with acute liver disease Case 1 A 19-year-old man presenting with jaundice, 39 Case 2 A 25-year-old man with nausea, vomiting andjaundice, 42 Case 3 A 45-year-old woman presenting with severe rightupper quadrant pain and jaundice, 46 Case 4 A 72-year-old man with painless jaundice, 52 Case 5 A 23-year-old woman with vomiting and epigastricpain, 57 Case 6 A 4-week-old baby with jaundice and failure tothrive, 63 Case 7 A 24-year-old woman with HIV and tuberculosisdevelops jaundice, 68 Case 8 Abnormal liver function tests in a collapsedpatient, 71 Case 9 Abnormal liver function tests in a pregnant woman,74 Case 10 A 27-year-old woman with abdominal pain anddistension, 77 Patients with chronic liver disease Case 11 A 40-year-old woman with lethargy and pruritus,81 Case 12 A 25-year-old woman with malaise and elevatedliver enzymes, 87 Case 13 Deranged liver function tests in a patient withulcerative colitis, 90 Case 14 Fatigue and deranged liver function tests in apatient with haemophilia, 94 Case 15 A 34-year-old man from Hong Kong with jaundiceand vomiting, 99 Case 16 Acute deterioration in a 21-year-old man withchronic hepatitis B virus infection, 106 Case 17 A 53-year-old man with a history of high alcoholintake, 108 Case 18 A 57-year-old man with diabetes and elevatedalanine aminotransferase, 114 Case 19 A 42-year-old man with shortness of breath andabnormal liver function tests, 120 Case 20 A 58-year-old man with diabetes and abnormalliver function tests, 123 Case 21 A 16-year-old boy with cognitive deterioration,ataxia and abnormal liver function tests, 126 Patients with deterioration in chronic liverdisease Case 22 A 43-year-old man with a large gastrointestinalbleed, 129 Case 23 A 58-year-old woman with a distended abdomen,138 Case 24 A 67-year-old man with cirrhosis and confusion,142 Case 25 A 47-year-old woman suddenly presents withvariceal haemorrhage, 146 Patients with abnormal radiological imaging Case 26 A 37-year-old woman with abnormal liverultrasound, 150 Case 27 A 72-year-old man with right upper quadrant painand fever, 155 Case 28 A 52-year-old man with diarrhoea and a livermass, 159 Case 29 A 69-year-old man with a liver mass, 161 Liver transplantation Case 30 A 56-year-old man with abnormal liver functiontests 4 weeks after liver transplantation, 164 Part 3 Self-assessment, 167 MCQs, 167 EMQs, 174 SAQs, 179 Answers, 181 Index of cases by diagnosis, 195 Index, 197