Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides 1st Edition
Description of Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides
The field of hepatology is full of controversies and clinical dilemmas. Each day, gastroenterologists and hepatologists are faced with the challenge of making the best evidence-based decision in challenging cases that do not readily lend themselves to an easy answer, even with today’s available medical literature.
Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides is based on the principle of an academic debate. Dr. Donald Jensen is joined by 50 colleagues who present evidence-based arguments for and against 17 key controversial areas in hepatology. Each point-counterpoint is then followed up by a summarization of key points by a leading expert in that topic area.
Some Chapter Topics Include:
- Should living donor liver transplantation be considered in adult acute liver failure?
- Should hepatitis C be treated in patients with chronic kidney disease prior to kidney transplant?
- Resect or observe asymptomatic hepatic adenoma?
- Strictly adhere to the “6-month rule” for recent history of alcohol abuse in potential liver transplant candidates?
- Autoimmune hepatitis: maintenance therapy for all patients or stop treatment after histologic remission?
With concise clinical information to reinforce the point-counterpoint text, Controversies in Hepatology: The Experts Analyze Both Sides will become the go-to resource for teaching and perfecting the important skills required to weigh the evidence and arrive at an outcome.
About the Author
Donald M. Jensen, MD is Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Liver Diseases, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Jensen received his undergraduate (BS) and medical (MD) degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana and Chicago, respectively.
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