Liver Regeneration” ed. by Pedro M. Baptista

This book describes some of the complex mechanisms involved in liver regeneration and provides examples of the most up-to-date strategies used to induce liver regeneration, both in the clinic and in the laboratory. The information presented will hopefully benefit not only professionals in the liver field, but also people in other areas of science (pharmacology, toxicology, etc) that wish to expand their knowledge of the fundamental biology that orchestrates liver injury and regeneration.

Contents
Preface
Section 1 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration
1 Hepatocytes and Progenitor – Stem Cells in Regeneration and Therapy
2 Liver Progenitor Cells, Cancer Stem Cells and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
3 Hepatic Progenitors of the Liver and Extra-Hepatic Tissues
4 Possible Roles of Nuclear Lipids in Liver Regeneration
5 Matrix Restructuring During Liver Regeneration is Regulated by Glycosylation of the Matrix Glycoprotein Vitronectin
6 The Protective Effect of Antioxidants in Alcohol Liver Damage
Section 2 Animal Models of Liver Regeneration
7 Analbuminemic Rat Model for Hepatocvte Transplantation
8 Rodent Models with Humanized Liver: A Tool to Study Human Pathogens
9 Liver Parenchyma Regeneration in Connection with Extended Surgical Procedure – Experiment on Large Animal
Section 3 Transplantation, Cell Therapies and Liver Bioengineering
10 Liver Transplantation in the Clinic – Progress Made During the Last Three Decades
11 Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Liver Regeneration
12 Cell Based Therapy for Chronic Liver Disease: Role of Fetal Liver Cells in Restoration of the Liver Cell Functions
13 Liver Regeneration and Bioengineering – The Emergence of Whole Organ Scaffolds

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Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management 1st ed. 2014, Corr. 2nd printing 2014 Edition

Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management provides a unique, modern, practical guide that covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches, and detailed management techniques utilized by expert Colorectal Surgeons caring for patients with complex problems―whether they result from underlying colorectal disease or from complications arising from previous surgical therapy. The text is formatted as both a “how-to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide allowing the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategies. By making use of evidence-based recommendations, each chapter will include not only diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, but also a narrative by the author on his/her operative technical details and perioperative “tips and tricks” that they utilize in the management of these complex surgical challenges. This test includes chapters on the assessment of risk and nutritional intervention methods utilized to minimize perioperative complications. In addition, sections on medical and surgical therapies for abdominal, pelvic and anorectal disease are incorporated. Moreover, the technical challenges of managing complications resulting from the original or subsequent operations is addressed. The underlying focus throughout the text is to provide pragmatic and understandable solutions that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems. The text also goes beyond the technical aspects of Colorectal Surgery and includes special sections highlighting the essence of a surgeon. These include chapters describing the importance of the first encounter, building patient rapport, and demonstrating confidence and competence while showing humility and avoiding arrogance. Additionally, aspects involving the medical-legal, ethical, and economic challenges confronting surgeons are covered.

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Esophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus 3rd Edition

Esophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus, 3E, focuses on these two common and key conditions that affect the esophagus, providing expert guidance to their pathogenesis, cause, prevention, diagnosis and clinical management.

Top international names in the field examine each of the many issues involved, using the very latest evidence-based research, and clear, didactic advice allows the reader to understand the best methods of diagnosis and clinical management of each condition – whether early or late stage.

Well-illustrated and fully revised to include the latest in ACG/ASG/UEGW guidelines, it is the perfect consultation tool for gastroenterologists and oncologists managing patients with cancer of the esophagus.  It is also ideal for teaching residents and fellows optimum patient management, and for identifying areas requiring future research.

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Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Principles and Practice 1st ed. 2017 Edition

The initial chapters discuss the start of minimally invasive surgery and robotics. Subsequent chapters address starting up a robotics program and incorporating robotics into ones practice. The textbook next centers on specific robotic techniques or robotic management of certain disease processes. These chapters are written by experts in the fields and include multiple tables, illustrations, and videos describing the techniques where applicable.  Each chapter also discusses the current literature. The final chapters focus on the future of robotics, cost of robotics, and include other possible future platforms and as well as the new FDA approved Xi and SP Intuitive surgical platforms.

Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Principles and Practice presents the first in-depth, cohesive and comprehensive approach to all aspects of robotic colorectal surgery.

About the Author

Vincent J. Obias The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates Assistant Professor of Surgery Chief Division Colon and Rectal Surgery Vincent J. Obias, MD is board-certified in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He specializes in laparoscopic and robotic colon & rectal surgery for neoplastic and benign disease, trans anal endoscopic microsurgery, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as constipation and functional anorectal disorders. Dr. Obias has written articles on a variety of subjects including rectal cancer, post-operative recovery, trauma-critical care, and transplant surgery. He has presented papers at the Minimally Invasive Robotics Association national conference (MIRA), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons national conference, the Surgical Infection Society joint meeting in Europe, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Obias completed a subspecialty residency in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He performed his internship and General Surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed a master in Physiology and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Obias earned his Bachelor’s in Biology at James Madison University. Dr. Obias is a US News & World Report ‘Top Doctor’ and was determined to be in the top 10% in his region in colon & rectal surgery! He is also a Washingtonian Top Doc list and Castle Connolly Top Doc.

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Liver Disease in Clinical Practice 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This pocket guide covers the common manifestations of liver disease, how to treat them and when to refer patients on to specialist centers.  The book outlines the common clinical liver diseases such as fatty liver disease and hepatitis, among others, and their current up to date management.

Written by experts in the field and containing figures and tables, as well as case histories and questions, this is an enjoyable and reader-friendly book for the busy physician. With its authoritative, didactic style and short chapters, it covers the common presentations and complications of liver disease, and how to deal with them.

Given the increasing prevalence of liver disease in the UK and throughout Western Europe, this is an ideal reference book for primary care physicians, doctors in specialist training, clinical nurse specialists and for gastroenterologists, who see patients with liver disease in their working lives.

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Bile Acids in Gastroenterology: Basic and Clinical 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book examines the biological aspects of bile acid analysis and their clinical applications, providing readers with an overview of cutting-edge discussions on Bile Acid research and diseases. It begins with detailed discussions on the biological aspects of bile acid, with chapters examining bile acid from various perspectives, from its metabolism to its use in therapeutic agents. Subsequent chapters focus on diseases involving bile acid abnormalities, and specific applications are addressed concerning gallstones, cholestatic liver disease, NAFLD/NASH, hepatitis, pancreatitis, esophageal cancer and colon cancer. In keeping with the book’s integrated approach, the Editor has gathered a broad range of eminent scholars and practitioners to provide a comprehensive review of modern bile acid research. The book offers clinical physicians, basic researchers and postgraduate students essential insights into cutting-edge research and paves the way for further research.

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Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery: Operative Procedures Based on the Embryological Anatomy of the Fascial Composition 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This unique guide describes colorectal surgery procedures using medical terminology and anatomical terms originating from embryology.

In the last decade, laparoscopic procedures in gastrointestinal surgery have been enhanced and their safety has significantly improved. With the number of cases of colorectal cancer surgery increasing and laparoscopic surgery no longer considered a specialized surgery, the recognition of the correct anatomy is vital in these procedures. Unfortunately, however, the understanding of clinical anatomy is frequently separate from that of basic surgical concepts. Initially, the dissecting layer should be presumed to derive from the fascial anatomy based on embryological recognition. Furthermore, the techniques currently being used by surgeons should be described in sufficient detail and the appropriate anatomical terms should always be used. In view of this, this valuable monograph benefits gastrointestinal surgeons and general surgeons who are involved in the treatment of colorectal cancer.

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Methods and Results of Liver Biopsy

This book primarily focuses on the methods as well as results of the process of liver biopsy. Liver biopsy is the process of obtaining a small piece of liver tissue and analyzing it in the laboratory. Liver biopsy may be used to examine a mass seen on images, diagnose lesser known liver diseases or abnormal liver function tests and to assess the complexity of several liver diseases including hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure and its complications are rare but potentially fatal. Therefore, it is essential to perform liver biopsy safely from clinical aspect and to take specimen steadily from a pathological one. This book deals with various prospects of liver biopsy including role, indication, technique and assessment. It also discusses novel non-invasive alternatives encompassing elastography and computer analysis of liver fibrosis.

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GI Surgery Annual: Volume 22 1st ed. 2015 Edition

The twenty-second volume of GI Surgery Annual covers a gamut of topics from oesophageal adenocarcinoma, to motility disorders of the colon and rectum, mesenteric tumours as well as the contemporary technique of ALPPS, acute portal vein thrombosis and small for size syndrome in live donor liver transplant.

The chapter on advances in gastrointestinal surgery as every year reviews the important new information in the field in an easy to understand manner.

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