Preface: Acute Liver Failure and Acute on Chronic.- Classification and Epidemiologic Aspects of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms of Disease and Multisystemic Involvement.- The Pathology of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Liver Regeneration in the Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure Patient.- Viral Hepatitis and Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: Still a Problem.- Nonacetaminophen Drug-Induced Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Acetaminophen (APAP or N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol) and Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Nonviral or Drug-Induced Etiologies of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: Alcoholic Hepatitis.- The Clinical Spectrum and Manifestations of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Prognostic Models in Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Non-Intensive Care Unit Management of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Management of Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure in the Intensive Care Unit Setting.- Liver Transplantation for Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure.- Future Approaches and Therapeutic Modalities for Acute and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
This book offers a comprehensive overview of liver failure including Epidemiology, mechanism of the disease, and its clinical manifestations. The diagnosis of numerous types of liver disease leading to liver failure; with specific emphasis on the current and future treatment modalities including up-to-date and extensive information on liver transplantation. It provides the most up-to-date information on liver failure for clinicians, practitioners including GPs, scientists/researchers, postgraduates and allied health professionals. It features an overview of the relevant classification and epidemiologic aspects of acute liver failure along with a thorough review of the mechanisms associated with acute liver failure and multisystemic involvement. Detailed guidance is also provided on the latest treatment techniques including those available for liver transplantation and potential future approaches, enabling the reader to develop a detailed understanding of the topic.
Liver Failure: Acute and Acute on Chronic provides a practically applicable guide to the epidemiology and management of liver failure. It features contributions from an outstanding panel of experts in hepatology, gastroenterology and surgery making it a vital up-to-date reference for trainee and practicing medical professionals in a variety of disciplines who encounter these patients.
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FAASLD, FRCP currently serves as Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at New Jersey Medical School and the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation for University Hospital.
He completed his medical degrees (MD and PhD) at the University of Athens in Greece, followed by residency and fellowships at Sismanogleio General Hospital in Athens and the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. He received his M.B.A. from the University Of Miami School Of Business.
Dr. Pyrsopoulos is board certified in the areas of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.
He has published in various scientific journals, including the Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplantation, he was a guest editor for the Clinics in Liver Disease twice, one of the editors for the book Liver diseases: A multidisciplinary Textbook and is one of the authors for the book devoted to the unique field of abdominal transplantation: Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation. In addition, he currently serves as the editor in chief for the World Journal of Hepatology and he is on the Editorial Board for other well-known journals in the field of Hepatology and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Pyrsopoulos is a Fellow of The American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases and the Royal College of Physicians. He is also a member of various medical associations such the European Association of the Study of the Liver, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Society of Transplantation, among others. He has served in numerous national and institutional committees.
A renowned speaker, Dr. Pyrsopoulos has given national and international talks and lectures on a variety of topics within Hepatology and Gastroenterology. He has served as Activity Director for multiple annual national conferences the Update on Liver Disease and the Digestive Disease: New Advances. Furthermore, Dr. Pyrsopoulos has participated in multiple international and national research projects. He has been elected as the Rutgers NJMS Faculty Council president elect. His vision is excellence in patient care, providing outstanding education to the fellows, residents and students and promoting the science of medicine by conducting research.