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Clinical Reviews

Ian Pun MD et al.
With the rapidly increasing numbers of elders in North American Society, the prevalence of those living with dementia is clearly on the increase.
Calvin Law et al.
The prevalence of gallstones has been increasing among the aging population. Common sequelae of cholelithiasis include asymptomatic gallstones, biliary colic, acute cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, cholangitis, and gallstone pancreatitis.
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
When I started out in medicine, differentiating between the various causes of hepatobiliary disease was extraordinarily difficult. It is not easy now, but modern imaging techniques have certainly helped us dramatically.
Andres Cardenasc et al.
Ascites is the accumulation of free fluid in the peritoneal cavity. In over 80% of cases, it is a result of cirrhosis.
James Frith et al.
The prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in older people. The presentation of these diseases is often asymptomatic or nonspecific, so they easily go undiagnosed.
Arthur Everitt et al.
The liver undergoes substantial changes in structure and function in old age. There are age-related changes in liver mass, blood flow, and hepatocyte and sinusoidal cell morphology.
D’Arcy L. Little MD, CCFP, FRCPC
This article will review the epidemiology, etiology, presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of acute viral hepatitis (Types A, B and C), with specific reference to the elderly population.
Don Rodgers
What few laypeople realize is that the liver plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. It performs numerous vital functions including the processing of dietary nutrients and vitamins, maintaining blood sugar levels, activating or detoxifying medications and manufacturing proteins.
Robert J. Fingerote
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a disease of unknown origin that causes chronic liver injury.
Douglas Thorburn et al.
Liver transplantation improves survival for selected patients with chronic liver disease, fulminant hepatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma.