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Current Issue:December 2014
Volume 4, Issue 6
Special Issue: Quality Assessment in Liver Disease
Volume 4, Issue 5
Special Issue: Procedures for the Liver Patient
Volume 4, Issue 4
Special Issue: The Pediatric Liver Patient
Volume 4, Issue 3
Special Issue: Liver Disease in Pregnancy
Volume 4, Issue 2
Special Issue: Liver-Lung Syndromes
New Issue: Quality Assessment in Liver Disease
Before exploring the issue, test yourself on "Quality Assessment in Liver Disease"
Hospital Readmissions for Decompensated Cirrhosis
Michael L. Volk, M.D., MSc
Among patients with decompensated cirrhosis, hospital readmissions are common, costly, partially preventable, and independently associated with mortality.
Overview of Health Care Delivery and Policy Research in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D., M.P.H.
Over the past 5 years there has been a tremendous amount of policy making centered around improving the performance of health care systems in the U.S., spurred by reports describing less than ideal patient-centered outcomes despite nearly 20% of the country’s gross domestic product being invested in health care.
Health Disparities in Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Amy K. Kim, M.D., and Amit G. Singal, M.D., M.S.
HCC disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations, with the highest age-specific rates among racial/ethnic minorities. Learn about the health disparities in prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Innovative Care Delivery Models for the Clinical Practice of Hepatology
Jayant A. Talwalkar M.D., M.P.H.
Emerging data suggests that innovative care delivery models will also play a major role in the delivery of specialty care, including the clinical practices of general and transplant hepatology.
Quality of Care Assessment in Chronic Liver Disease
Fasiha Kanwal, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Quality assessment in chronic disease has become increasingly widespread with the need to measure and improve quality of care now even more urgent given the advent of pay-for-performance under the Affordable Care Act.
Series on New Treatments for Hepatitis C
Guest Edited by Donald M. Jensen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The New Treatments for Hepatitis C Virus:
An Advanced Practice Provider’s Perspective
Lisa Cervantes PA-C
Get step-by-step instructions on how to get antiviral treatment for patients infected with HCV based on the new IDSA/AASLD guidelines.
More recent articles on HCV:
The Dawn of a New Era in the Treatment of HCV infection: A View from the USA
Paul J. Pockros, MD
HCV Treatment of Special Populations:
HIV Coinfected, Liver Transplant, and Renal Failure
Nadeem Anwar, M.D., and Kenneth E. Sherman, M.D., Ph.D.
HCV Testing and Linkage to Care:
Nancy Reau, M.D.
New All-Oral HCV Therapies for Genotype 1: A Final Good-bye to Interferon
Anna S.F. Lok, M.D.
New AASLD/IDSA HCV Practice Guidelines: An Online Resource
Gary L. Davis, M.D.
Recent FDA Approval of Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir. Implications for Current HCV Treatment
M. Valerie Lin, M.D., and Raymond Chung, M.D.
Procedures for the Liver Patient
Guest Edited by: Bruce Bacon, M.D.
Before exploring the issue, test yourself on "Procedures for the Liver Patient"
Emerging Quantitative MRI Biomarkers of Diffuse Liver Disease
Peter Bannas, M.D., Diego Hernando, Ph.D., Utaroh Motosugi, M.D., Alejandro Roldan, Ph.D., Scott Brian Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
Know the current state-of-the-art techniques, and the remaining challenges, for the quantitative imaging of hepatic steatosis, iron overload, and fibrosis.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Sumit Singla, M.D., and Cyrus Piraka, M.D.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revolutionized the diagnosis and management of pancreatobiliary disease, but advances in noninvasive radiographic and less invasive endoscopic imaging have transformed ERCP into an almost exclusively therapeutic procedure.
More from Procedures for the Liver Patient:
Keyur Patel, M.D., and Julius Wilder, M.D., Ph.D.
Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D.
Colonoscopy in Liver Disease
Shiva K Ratuapli M.D., Hugo E. Vargas M.D.
Remy Schwarzer, M.D., and Arnulf Ferlitsch, M.D., Ph.D
Upper Endoscopy in Liver Disease
Kaci Christian, M.D., Matthew Hudson, M.D., and Eric Goldberg, M.D.
Primer on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Liver
Peter Bannas, M.D., Utaroh Motosugi, M.D., Shintaro Ichikawa, M.D., Diego Hernando, Ph.D., and Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.