Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional liver references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or complications? Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between colleagues.
Dr. Mitchell Shiffman has designed this unique reference, which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the liver. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the liver with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the treatment of the liver.
Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Gastroenterologists, fellows, residents in training, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• How often should I follow a patient who had chronic hepatitis C after they achieved a sustained virologic response?
• Should I stop the HIV medications in a patient who has developed an elevation in serum liver transaminases?
• What should I tell my patient who is a carrier for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency?
• Which patients with fatty liver disease on an ultrasound examination require a liver biopsy?
• Which patients with chronic liver disease should I screen for hepatocellular carcinoma?
• How much ascites is safe to remove at any time?
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