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New York/Stuttgart – The latest issue of Seminars in Liver Disease, published by Thieme, is a remarkable collection of articles that demonstrate the scope of contemporary liver surgery. The issue is introduced by guest editors Jean C. Emond and Michael D. Kluger from Columbia University and The New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Drs. Emond and Kluger point out that great contributions have been made worldwide to the progression of liver surgery, however, the ‘current explosion of innovation’ emanates from the Far East. "This trend is perpetuated by the high prevalence of hepatitis B in Asia and also by the advanced technologies implemented by leading medical centers across Asia. In fact, Korea is home to the largest liver transplant center in the world and China’s leading medical centers practice an extremely high level of liver surgery," explains Dr. Emond.

Dr. Kluger adds, "Despite the existence of highly advanced liver centers in the United States, there is opportunity to enhance expertise in liver surgery through training paradigms across the different surgical specialties treating liver disease. Advances in both imaging technology and interpretation need to disseminate more widely. The proliferation of liver-focused specialists in anesthesia, interventional radiology, and interventional gastroenterology is a further element that will broadly advance the quality and outcomes of care."

The articles published in this issue of Seminars in Liver Disease cover a breadth of topics; ranging from the application of hepatic resections in China, safe evaluation of the liver surgery candidate and perioperative care practices, management of liver lesions through image-guided interventions as supportive and definitive therapies and the growing role of minimal access techniques for complex liver surgery, to the management of benign liver tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatic metastases and hepatocellular carcinoma.

"The articles featured in this issue of Seminars in Liver Disease are very special, and will be of particular interest to surgeons. However, it is also important that hepatologists and other non-surgeons who participate in the care of patients with advanced liver disease be aware of, and exploit, the surgical advances now available to their patients. This issue provides a great overview of the surgical procedures available in the 21st century to treat liver disease," comments Paul D. Berk, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Liver Disease (Thieme Publishers, New York/Stuttgart).

Seminars in Liver Disease is a quarterly review journal that publishes topic specific issues related to the specialties of hepatology and gastroenterology. It is the premiere review journal in the field.

About Seminars in Liver Disease

Seminars in Liver Disease is a quarterly review journal that publishes topic-specific issues related to the specialties of hepatology and gastroenterology. Seminars in Liver Disease provides in-depth coverage with articles and issues focusing on topics such as cirrhosis, transplantation, vascular and coagulation disorders, cytokines, hepatitis B & C, Non-alcoholic Steatosis Syndromes (NASH), pediatric liver diseases, hepatic stem cells, porphyrias, as well as amyriad of other diseases related to the liver. Attention is also given to the latest developments in drug therapy along with treatment and current management techniques. For further information visit:

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics,radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and over 450 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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