Editor: Ichiro Shimizu

Preventive Female Sex Factors against the Development of Chronic Liver Disease

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $113
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Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-409-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-293-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080529361120101

Introduction

Liver cancer, cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are observed predominately in men. Being male or female is believed to be an important human variable that affects health and liver disease throughout the life span. However, few works have been published on the biological mechanisms underlying gender specific differences in liver disease. Several mechanisms underlying sex-associated differences of progression of liver disease are demonstrated in this e-book based on biological factors as estrogen and hepatic iron stores. Readers will gain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these sex-associated differences in liver disease and on how to design healthcare for liver disease more effectively for individuals belonging to both genders. The e-book should be a useful reference on gender specific medicine for counselors and clinicians as well as for patients with chronic liver disease.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Ichiro Shimizu
Department of Gastroenterology
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
Kanagawa
Japan




Contributor(s):
Chiaki Sagara
Support Center for Medical Sciences
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku
Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Claudio Puoti
Professor of Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Unit
Marino Hospital
Viale XXIV Maggio, 00047 Marino
Roma
Italy


Hayato Nakagawa
Department of Gastroenterology
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, 113-8655
Japan


Ichiro Shimizu
A.G.A.F., Department of Gastroenterology
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Kittiyod Poovorawan
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, 10330
Thailand


Nozomi Suzuki
Support Center for Medical Sciences
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Pisit Tangkijvanich
Associate Professor of Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, 10330
Thailand


Satoshi Mochida
Professor & Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Faculty of Medicine, Saitama Medical University
38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi
Saitama
Iruma-gun, 350-0495
Japan


Sumiko Nagoshi
Professor of Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Faculty of Medicine
Saitama Medical University
38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi
Saitama
Iruma-gun, 350-0495
Japan


Takato Ueno
Professor of Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy
Kurume University
67 Asahi-machi
Kurume, 830–0011
Japan


Tomomi Matsumoto
Support Center for Medical Sciences
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Tsutoshi Asaki
Department of Gastroenterology
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Yong Poovorawan
Professor of Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology
Faculty of Medicine
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, 10330
Thailand


Yoshiki Katakura
Department of Gastroenterology
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Yosho Fukita
Department of Gastroenterology
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan


Yui Koizumi
Support Center for Medical Sciences
Seirei Yokohama Hospital
215 Iwai-cho
Hodogaya-ku, Kanagawa, 240-8521
Japan




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