Now in full-colour throughout, the only Handbook of Liver Diseases available gives you comprehensive information on the all significant liver diseases. The outline format ensures that you get more reliable information by reading fewer words than ever before in Hepatology. Key information is clearly marked throughout and alert symbols are placed in the text to draw your attention to information that is critical to your patient's welfare. Exquisite colour illustrations, informative colour tables and selected, essential references support the text. Key points are listed at the beginning of each chapter and many new illustrations have been added. The text is written by an International Who's Who of Hepatology so that you can absolutely depend upon the information within. The text has been produced on an exceptionally short schedule to ensure that all the material within is absolutely current. This text is an ideal clinical reference for the busy Gastroenterologist, the Gastroenterologist in training, the Internist and even the Medical Student. Expedite diagnostic and therapeutic decision making with a highly templated outline format that uses full-color illustrations, tables, algorithms and figures, key point boxes, and alert symbols to present information at a glance. Apply some of the latest treatments for liver disease including the role of pretreatment IL28B testing for patients with hepatitis B and C;ï¿½ radiofrequency ablation and sorafenib in cases of hepatocellular carcinoma;ï¿½ the use of the drug rifaximin to treat hepatic encephalopathy;ï¿½ and much more. Make optimal use of genetic testing to assess your patients' risk of metabolic liver disease and to personalize treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C. Offer your liver transplantation patients the best prognosis and follow-up with the latest information on outcomes and the management of complications. Use blood test panels and noninvasive imaging techniques to evaluate the degree of liver fibrosis. Make informed treatment decisions with the latest clinical trial results for portal hypertension, autoimmune liver diseases, acute liver failure, and hepatic infections. Search the complete text online, download all the images, and test your knowledge with 200 board-style review questions at www.expertconsult.com. Quick access and easy-to-find answers for any practitioner who encounters patients with liver disease.