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Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology: Textbook with CD-ROM (Bacon, Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology) [Hardcover]

Bruce R. Bacon MD , John G. O'Grady MD FRCPI , Adrian M. DiBisceglie MD , John R. Lake MD
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December 21, 2005 0323036759 978-0323036757 2
Authoritative and highly illustrated in full color, this comprehensive resource is the result of a joint effort of four experienced senior clinicians and educators. It focuses on the medical aspects of transplantation, offers an oasis of knowledge on key topics for clinical practice and examination, and discusses the newest developments in the field, including NASH and chronic viral hepatitis.
  • Covers all aspects of medical transplantation.
  • Features expert guidance and clinical coverage in one convenient volume.
  • Uses full-color art work, clinical photographs, and time-saving tables for easy retrieval of information.
  • Emphasizes key topics for clinical practice and certifying examinations.
  • Incorporates the most recent advances in Hepatology, including NASH and chronic viral hepatitis.
  • Features a BONUS CD-ROM containing all of the superb full-color illustrations from the book able to be downloaded into PowerPointT.

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The authors of the chapters are well-established authorities in hepatology who bring diverse expertise to the work, including substantial experience in pathology, infectious disease, diagnostic methodologies and therapy. The result is a book that, despite its complexity , is easy to read and understand.


The nice figures, tables and charts allow a quick and easy interpretation of the concepts it offers to readers. I especially appreciated how easy it was to find the different items of information I need in my everyday activity as a hepatologist.


A large number of books are available in hepatology. This one is an easy-to-use, ready reference not only for hepatologists but also for gastroenterologists, internists and family physicians who see patients with hepatic complaints.


G. Manes, Milan, Italy
Digestive and Liver Disease (formerly The Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

About the Author

Dr John (Jack) Lake is (despite being only 43 years of age!) one of the foremost hepatologists practising in the US at this time. He is Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of the Gastroenterology Division and Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Minneapolis. He has a prodigious publications record, and is adviser and reviewer for a large number of professional journals. He was invited to join the editorial team by DrO'Grady, who identified him as the kind of young, dynamic individual whose enthusiasm and international reknown will attract top-grade international contributors to the project.

Dr John O'Grady can be seen as Dr Lake's equivalent in the UK. He has recently taken over as Director of one of the World's most prestigious centres for the study of liver diseases - the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital, London. Like Dr Lake, he has a prodigious record of publications, and contributes extensively to high level texts in hepatology (he is one of the only UK-based contributors to Schiff & Schiff!) and transplantation.

Dr Peter Howdle is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Leeds, and Consultant Gastroenterologist at St James's University Hospital in Leeds. He was responsible forsetting up the Liver Transplant unit at St James's in 1990, and worked very closely with Dr O'Grady when he headed the unit (1992 to 1996). The unit carries out over 80 transplants per year. Dr Howdle has been a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University Medical School, and has recently been appointed Professor of Clinical Education for the University of Leeds. He has been an Editor for Bailliere's International Practice and Research series in Clinical Gastroenterology - and hence has numerous contacts and a great deal of invaluable educational and editorial experience.

O'Grady, Lake and Howdle -Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology

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Product Details

  • Series: Bacon, Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology
  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 2 edition (December 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323036759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323036757
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 8.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,723,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Hepatology Reference Book August 5, 2010
This book is intended to resident physicians and fellows in the hepatology/gastroenterology field. I read the chapters related to the liver transplant operation and its complications, and all I can say that this book is stuning. well supported with charts, figures and illustrations to facilitate the learning experience. text is very well constructed and easto read. the medical content meets the expectations for fellows and training physicians in the field. I personally know the authors, and had a wonderful training experience with them on the medical ward. Finally, this is A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book for every one interested in the hepatology sience/ experience.
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Concise and superbly illustrated, this textbook will serve well as an introduction to Hepatology for GI fellows, internists and non-hepatologists. A busy practitioner will probably find pathophysiology sections too lengthy and will be better served by a "practical approach" type text. An established hepatologist will certainly enjoy a wealth of full-color photographic material and an easy access to basic information about conditions rarely seen in clinical practice. However, information in commonly encountered areas is simply too short to add anything new and a discussion about management controversies is tangential at best. The text is not referenced, rather "further reading" suggestions are given at the end of each chapter. The book is therefore "comprehensive" in scope but not in detail. Most hepatologists, especially academic ones, will be better served by any of 2-volume texts.
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