Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

By: Cheryl Chow (author), James H. Chow (author)Hardback

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Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver brought on by viral infections, autoimmune diseases, alcohol abuse, exposure to toxins, or other causes. It is most commonly associated with viral hepatitis, which occurs in several different types, but it has also been linked to forms of cancer and other serious medical conditions such as cirrhosis. Liver-related health problems are a growing concern. As many as four million Americans could be infected with some form of hepatitis C, the most common chronic infection in the United States, without even knowing it. Cirrhosis is the seventh most common cause of death in the United States. ""The Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases"" is a comprehensive guide to recognizing and understanding these medical conditions. Entries cover symptoms, treatments, research, tests, social issues, and much more. Its appendixes include lists of resources and statistics. Its entries include artificial and bio-artificial livers, cirrhosis, drug-induced hepatitis, fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis, liver cancer, liver transplantation, portal hypertension, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, shock liver, and xenotransplantation.

About Author

James H. Chow, M.D., specializes in emergency and family medicine. Before he went into private practice 16 years ago, he was the director of the emergency department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago for seven years. As an emergency doctor at one of the busiest hospitals, he has encountered and treated almost every imaginable type of illness and injury. He is the founder, CEO, and president of multi-specialty clinics offering integrative medicine and diverse treatment modalities. In 1996, he helped set up a clinic in Beijing, China. Cheryl Chow holds a B.A. in psychology from Reed College and has been a freelance writer, editor, and journalist for 20 years, concentrating on health and social issues. She has a diverse writing background, having written for magazines, newspapers and Webzines. Chow is a published author whose works have appeared in such anthologies as Naming the Daytime Moon, The Broken Bridge, and Tokyo Confidential. She contributes weekly columns to the Mainichi Daily News, and has been the editor of Ikebana International Magazine. She is a translator of health and business topics, and also worked as a translation checker for major publications, including Newsweek Japan, National Geographic, and the The Washington

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780816057108
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780816057108
  • ISBN10: 0816057109

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