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Lawrence S. Friedman MD, Professor of Medicine Chair, Department of Medicine, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA  
Emmet B. Keeffe MD, Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program; Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA  


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.  


1. Assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies  
2. Acute liver failure  
3. Acute viral hepatitis  
4. Chronic viral hepatitis  
5. Autoimmune hepatitis  
6. Alcoholic liver disease  
7. Fatty liver and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis  
8. Drug-induced and toxic liver disease  
9. Cirrhosis and portal hypertension: an overview  
10. Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding  
11. Ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis  
12. Hepatorenal syndrome  
13. Hepatic encephalopathy  
14. Primary biliary cirrhosis  
15. Primary sclerosing cholangitis  
16. Hemochromatosis  
17. Wilson's disease and related disorders  
18. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and other metabolic liver diseases  
19. Budd-Chiari syndrome and other vascular disorders  
20. The liver in heart failure  
21. The liver in pregnancy  
22. The liver in systemic disease  
23. Pediatric liver disease  
24. Liver disease in the elderly  
25. HIV and the liver  
26. Granulomatous liver disease  
27. Hepatic tumours  
28. Hepatic abscesses and cysts  
29. Other infections involving the liver  
30. Surgery in the patient with liver disease and postoperative jaundice  
31. Liver transplantation  
32. Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis  
33. Diseases of the bile ducts  
34. Tumors of the biliary tract  

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