AGA Institute GastroSlides Unit on Autoimmune Liver Disease
Autoimmune Liver Disease is separated into the following sections: Part I: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis; Part II: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; Part III: Autoimmune Hepatitis; Part IV: Overlap Syndromes; Part V: Illustrative Cases.
This teaching unit represents a set of over 240 images that illustrate the causes, diagnosis and management of autoimmune injury to the liver and biliary tree. The outstanding photographs, micrographs and illustrations explain important concepts in our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis. Evidence-based management algorithms for these disorders will aid the clinician in caring for patients. Moreover, the underlying pathophysiology is used to provide a scientific basis for rational treatment strategies. Images, including graphic representations of data from key studies, are accompanied by explanatory legends that contain recent literature citations, thereby providing a unique teaching and self-educational resource. Clinical cases provide a framework for using the slides to teach practicing clinicians, fellows, residents and medical students. The senior author, Keith Lindor, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
About the Instructors
Keith Lindor, MD, AGAF
Dean and Professor of Medicine
Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions
Jayant A. Talwalkar, MD, MPH, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jenny Heathcote, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, CA
Dwain Thiele, MD
Professor and Senior Associate Dean
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD
Emeritus Professor, Pathology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Jerry Schoendorf, MAMS
Chapel Hill, NC
The authors thank Dr. Jean-Pierre Raufman for providing the clinical cases and for his helpful comments.
The content included in this GastroSlide set, Autoimmune Liver Disease, was published on April 1, 2006. This slide set has not been updated since the date of publication and is provided “as is.” It is the learner's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy of any information found within these educational materials.
The intent of this series is to provide individual clinicians and educators with materials to use in their educational activities, such as lecturing at continuing medical education meetings and for self-education. AGA encourages all uses of GastroSlide materials consistent with this objective.
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