Books of the Department of Surgery and Transplantation

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Prof. Dr. Pierre-Alain Clavien has run since 1994 an active basic science laboratory. He is continously holding competitive grants including NIH and Swiss National Foundation. His areas of research include organ preservation, liver ischemia-reperfusion injury and liver regeneration, and pathogenesis of cancer, as well as outcome research with publication in Science, PNAS, Gastroenterology, Lancet, and NEJM. He has also written several books, with the very popular book of “Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient” and  Atlas of Upper GI and HPB Surgery.

Editors: Clavien, Pierre-Alain; Sarr, Michael G.; Fong, Yuman

Second Edition NEW

Buch Cover Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

Abundantly illustrated atlas describing the state-of-the-art techniques for key procedures of the upper abdomen.

Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery covers in detail the technical aspects of all important procedures of the upper abdomen (esophagus, duodenum, stomach, liver, biliary system, pancreas, portal hypertension and spleen) including general, oncologic and transplantation surgery. Each chapter has been written by an expert renowned in his or her field and been reviewed by a second expert. All of the approximately 900 illustrations have been drawn by the same team of three artists of notable experience. The liver section follows the internationally accepted terminology of the Brisbane 2000 conference of the IHPBA. In this atlas experts of upper abdominal surgery share their experience and show how they do it – step by step.

Editors: Pierre-Alain Clavien, John Baillie

Second Edition

Buch Cover Disease of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

Diseases of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts is the only book available that addresses modern methods of diagnosing and treating the most common to the most complex gallbladder and biliary diseases. Using a multidisciplinary author team, this book serves the needs of all those involved in the management of patients from medical students to specialists in gastroenterology, surgery, and radiology. This concise and timely reference features:

  • More than 200 illustrations
  • Editorial team from leading hospitals
  • Anatomy, physiology, and imaging plus differential diagnosis and treatment options

The latest therapeutic modalities ranging from mini-invasive procedures such as endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures to new techniques of liver transplantation.

Pierre-Alain Clavien (Editor), Stefan
Breitenstein (Deputy Editor), Jacques Belghiti
(Associate Editor), Ravi S. Chari (Associate
Editor), Josep M. Llovet (Associate Editor),
Chung-Mau Lo (Associate Editor), Michael
A. Morse (Associate Editor), Tadatoshi Takayama (Associate Editor),
Jean-Nicolas Vauthey (Associate Editor)3rd Edition
Buch Cover Malignant Liver Tumors

This comprehensive and critical review of current and established treatment modalities for malignant liver tumors is designed to help you sort through the proliferation of competitive approaches and choose the best treatment options for your patient. Dr. Clavien and his contributors consider all the options – radiological, surgical, pharmaceutical, and emerging/novel therapies –
and help you find the best single or combined therapy.
Building on the success of the previous edition, this extremely thorough revision:

  • features a new section on Guidelines for Liver Tumors, where you will find specific strategies for treating common liver malignancies; the guidelines were prepared by the Associate Editors and take into account national and international society guidelines
  • reflects actual practice by taking a multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from international experts who have extensive experience with this patient population
  • achieves comprehensive and balanced coverage by having each chapter reviewed by the Editor, Deputy Editor, two Associate Editors, and at least one external reviewer
  • includes 16 new chapters that cover liver anatomy, histologic changes in the liver, epidemiology and natural history of HCC, CCC and colorectal liver metastases, strategies of liver resection, and economic aspects as well as novel therapies
  • facilitates the kind of daily interaction among hepatologists, hepatic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiotherapists, and interventional radiologists that is essential when treating patients with complex liver malignancies.

Editors: Pierre-Alain Clavien, James F. Trotter

4th Edition

Buch Cover Liver Transplant Patient

This book builds on the success of previous editions, once again providing hepatologists the most current clinical guide on how to best treat the liver transplant recipient.

With an international mix of experienced contributors, this new edition highlights initial indication and selection of the potential recipient, management of the donor organ, post-operative complications in the patient through to acute recovery, long-term follow-up, and continued health.

This provides the user a complete guide to the correct clinical management of both the recipient and the donor organ through all stages of transplantation.

Editors: Jean-Francois Dufour, Pierre-Alain Clavien

3rd Edition NEW

Buch Cover Liver Diseases

Signalling Pathways in Liver Diseases 3rd Edition again provides hepatologists and hepatology researchers with an expert overview of the complex and novel cellular/extracellular signalling pathways in the liver, and their role in liver diseases. The last few years have seen a great number of developments in this field, which in turn have led to new opportunities for innovative treatments; however the intricacy of these pathways and their interactions continue to provide a real challenge for clinicians. This outstanding book compiles the emerging knowledge into a single expert resource, cataloguing and organizing it into an accessible and understandable format.

With increased focus on the comprehension of cellular mechanisms involved in steatohatitis, cirrhosis and liver tumours, which has led in changes to the management of these diseases, this new edition also sees the introduction of exciting new chapters on key emerging areas such as:

  • Autophagy
  • Notch Pathway
  • PI3K/PTEN Signaling in Liver Diseases
  • Sirtuins
  • Hepcidin and Iron
  • Epigenetic Regulation of Hepatic Stellate Cells & Liver Fibrosis
  • Oxidative Stress and Signaling in the Liver