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Liver Disease: General Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

November 2016


Liver Disease: General Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, written by John M. Vierling, MD, and Risë J. Stribling, MD, contains useful information regarding the basic anatomy and physiology of the liver and related systems; risk factors and routine screening and counseling; liver function tests, findings, and the need for referral to a specialist; and basic pathophysiology and diagnostic and management modalities of liver conditions.

Additional information related to liver disease, including treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, treatment of cholangiocarcinoma, autoimmune diseases, and gallbladder diseases, is available in the supplement to Liver Disease: General Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, Volume XV, Number 6, November 2016. Obstetric and gynecologic concerns, such as the effects of pregnancy on liver function, effects of pregnancy on preexisting liver disease, contraception, cervical cancer screening and prevention, and abnormal uterine bleeding and menopause in patients with liver disease, will be discussed in the forthcoming monograph, Liver Disease: Reproductive Considerations, Volume XVI, Number 1, January 2017.


Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Gretchen M. Lentz, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
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