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Extrahepatic Manifestations in Liver Diseases : Falk Symposium - R. Schmid

Extrahepatic Manifestations in Liver Diseases

Falk Symposium

By: R. Schmid (Editor), L. Bianchi (Editor), W. Gerok (Editor), K. P. Maier (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1993
ISBN: 9780792388210
Number Of Pages: 402

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The liver is of central importance to the entire organism due to its diverse functions in metabolism, its ability to detoxify and excrete, the hepatic formation and inactivation of mediators, and its involvement in non-specific defence mechanisms. Thus, extrahepatic manifestations of liver disease are often decisive for the disease course.
In the last few years, knowledge about interaction between the liver and other organs or systems - e.g. kidneys, GI tract, skeleton, endocrine, haematopoietic and nervous sytems - has increased considerably. Thus many extrahepatic manifestations of liver disease can now be better understood and are more accessible to diagnosis and therapy.
The IXth International Congress on Liver Diseases brought together experts from around the world to give information on new developments in this field which are important both for research and clinical work. These proceedings will therefore be required reading for all researchers and clinicians dealing with effectsof liver diseases on the entire organism.

List of Principal Contributors
Preface and Introduction of Professor Thomas E. Starzlp. 1
State of the Art Lecture: Chimerism after whole organ transplantationp. 4
Hans Popper Award 1992: Introduction of Dr Mario Rizzettop. 13
Hans Popper Award: The hepatitis delta virus: a unique human pathogenp. 15
Physiology and pathophysiology of portal hypertension in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic liverp. 27
Diagnostic tools in portal hypertensionp. 41
Drugs for prevention and therapy of portal hypertensionp. 50
Prophylactic and therapeutic surgical intervention in portal hypertension (stents, shunts)p. 67
Hyperdynamic circulation in chronic liver disease: significance and pathogenesisp. 77
Portal venous hypertension and pathogenesis of ascitesp. 93
Treatment of ascitesp. 111
Encephalopathy in acute liver failurep. 123
Liver disorders and sensory functionp. 139
Liver and skinp. 151
Liver, joints, and bone tissuep. 158
Liver and skeletal muscles: muscle wasting in cirrhosisp. 164
Physiological basis of interactions between liver and kidneyp. 173
Pathogenesis of hepatorenal syndromep. 180
Hepatorenal syndrome: differential diagnosis and therapyp. 193
Interrelation between liver and kidney diseasep. 213
Haematopoiesis in liver diseases: haematological effects of alcoholp. 233
Haemostasis in acute and chronic liver diseasep. 242
Lier and insulinp. 253
Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal function in liver diseasep. 265
Liver and pregnancyp. 275
Drug metabolism in health and diseasep. 285
Drug therapy in liver diseasep. 294
Use of narcotics in liver diseasep. 304
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiencyp. 315
Wilson's diseasep. 331
Clinical manifestation of genetic haemochromatosis: pathophysiological aspects of iron overload diseasep. 337
Advances in gene therapy for genetic liver diseasep. 344
Liver growth factors (hepatotropic factors)p. 351
Liver and unspecific defence reactionsp. 362
Liver and immune responsep. 380
Closing remarksp. 393
Indexp. 395
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ISBN: 9780792388210
ISBN-10: 0792388216
Series: Falk Symposium
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 30th June 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.69