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Diagnosis and Management of Liver Disease

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:818
  1. I T Gilmore, consultant physician and gastroenterologist
  1. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Ed Ralph Kirsch, Simon Robson, Charles Trey Chapman and Hall, £29.95, pp 327 ISBN 0412575701

    Patients with liver disease occupy only a small fraction of the working week of a general physician, even one specialising in gastroenterology. This gives limited opportunity for the physician to gain expertise, yet patients often present with compelling and dramatic symptoms, such as variceal haemorrhage, that need rapid and accurate management. As a result, clinicians are often uneasy dealing with liver disease, where there have been rapid advances both in understanding …

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