Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver 12th edition 2018 pdf
Liver science and the clinical care of the liver patient is a rapidly evolving and exciting time of progress and change.This new Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver 12th edition 2018 continues its traditional role as the authoritative textbook of the liver. It is comprehensive, fact-based, and uniquely timely. Each section, when appropriate, provides biochemical and physiologic background and in-depth perspective of advances since the last edition. This approach
lends authority to conclusions advanced by the authors and is relevant to all readers, including students, trainees,
and practicing clinicians.
The Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver 12th edition 2018 has been extensively revised, with 25 of the 48 chapters written by new authors. Two chapters have been deleted from prior editions and two new chapters added on mechanisms of drug-induced liver injury and on acute and chronic liver failure. All of the authors chosen are established and respected leaders in their field.
The section that follows, Consequences of Liver Disease, covers portal hypertension, renal complications, pulmonary manifestation, acute liver failure, and hepatic encephalopathy. Subsequent chapters comprise specific groups of diseases, such as the cholestatic disorders, alcohol- and drug-induced liver injury, genetic and metabolic disease, and a compressive update on the viral hepatitis disorders.
Rapid advances in liver science and new developments in the diagnostic approach and therapeutic care of the
liver patient pose new challenges for the clinician at whatever his or her stage of life. The new Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver 12th edition 2018 serves as an authoritative resource. It provides a deep understanding of liver physiology and molecular/genetic background that segues seamlessly into an erudite discussion of each individual disease entity.
The resultant cure of the majority of patients treated is extraordinary, in addition to the important public health and economic implications. Reflecting its importance in the therapeutic arsenal of hepatology, the last section, Elements of Liver Transplantation, is in actuality a mini-textbook of liver transplantation that encompasses the fundamental
elements essential in caring for the transplanted patient.