Diseases of the Liver & Biliary System by Shiela Sherlock, James Dooley

By Shiela Sherlock, James Dooley

Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System remains to be the pre-eminent textbook of selection for trainee in addition to practicing gastroenterologists who desire a transparent and lucid description of the very newest matters during this starting to be self-discipline. each bankruptcy has been up to date with the newest advances within the examine and keep an eye on of hepatitis, in its numerous varieties. Technical and healing advances have seemed in all components of hepatology, specifically portal high blood pressure, liver tumours, genetic ailments and imaging, either diagnostic and healing. All are introduced up to date within the very readable variety attribute of this common textual content.

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1997; 35: 609. 5 Matsushita K, Kawasaki S, Makuuchi M. Arterial ketone body ratio in liver surgery. Hepatology 1994; 20: 331. 6 Merkel C, Gatta A, Zoli M et al. Prognostic value of galactose elimination capacity, aminopyrine breath test, and ICG clearance in patients with cirrhosis: comparison with the Pugh score. Dig. Dis. Sci. 1991; 36: 1197. 7 Meyer-Wyss B, Renner E, Luo H et al. Assessment of lidocaine metabolite formation in comparison with other quantitative liver function tests. J. Hepatol.

1999; 13: 67. 3 Jover R, Carnicer F, Sanchez-Paya J et al. Salivary caffeine clearance predicts survival in patients with liver cirrhosis. Am. J. Gastroenterol. 1997; 92: 1905. 4 Klatt S, Taut C, Mayer D et al. Evaluation of the 13Cmethacetin breath test for quantitative liver function testing. Z. Gastroenterol. 1997; 35: 609. 5 Matsushita K, Kawasaki S, Makuuchi M. Arterial ketone body ratio in liver surgery. Hepatology 1994; 20: 331. 6 Merkel C, Gatta A, Zoli M et al. Prognostic value of galactose elimination capacity, aminopyrine breath test, and ICG clearance in patients with cirrhosis: comparison with the Pugh score.

Thus it can be used for liver blood flow studies. It discriminates disease severity in cirrhotic patients [12]. Asialoglycoprotein receptor Hepatocytes clear asialoglycoproteins (galactose-terminated) from the circulation by a specific receptor on the 25 sinusoidal plasma membrane. The number of receptors falls with hepato-cellular damage. Receptor number is quantified by computer analysis of the hepatic uptake of 99mTc-labelled galactosyl-neoglycalbumin (an asialoglycoprotein analogue) using a standard scintillation camera and a single blood test.

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