Chronic Liver Failure

Mechanisms and Management

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ISBN: 978-1-60761-865-2 (Print) 978-1-60761-866-9 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. The Organ

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-32

      Cells in the Liver—Functions in Health and Disease

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      Pages 33-45

      Liver Physiology

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      Pages 47-76

      Assessment of Liver Function in Clinical Practice

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      Pages 77-90

      Physiology of the Splanchnic and Hepatic Circulations

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      Pages 91-107

      Fibrosis as a Major Mechanism of Chronic Liver Disease

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      Pages 109-129

      Stem Cells and Chronic Liver Failure: Potential New Therapeutics

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      Pages 131-153

      The Role of Inflammatory Mediators in Liver Failure

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      Pages 155-167

      Genomics of the Liver in Health and Disease

  3. Effects Of Liver Failure On Organ Systems

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      Pages 169-169

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      Pages 171-187

      Hepatic Encephalopathy and Alterations of Cerebral Function

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      Pages 189-218

      Bacterial Translocation and Alterations of the Digestive System

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      Pages 219-238

      SIRS, Bacterial Infections, and Alterations of the Immune System

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      Pages 239-267

      Regulation of the Extracellular Fluid Volume and Renal Function

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      Pages 269-288

      The Heart in Chronic Liver Failure

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      Pages 289-303

      Haemostasis Abnormalities in Chronic Liver Failure

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      Pages 305-321

      The Systemic and Splanchnic Circulations

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      Pages 323-341

      Hepatic Microcirculation

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      Pages 343-359

      Angiogenesis and Vascular Growth in Liver Diseases

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      Pages 361-376

      Pulmonary Alterations in Chronic Liver Failure

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      Pages 377-391

      Adrenal Function in Chronic Liver Failure

  4. Management Of Chronic Liver Failure

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      Pages 393-393

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      Pages 395-410

      Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Management of Bacterial Infections

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