Title: Up-to-Date: The Facts of Clinical Practice for Hepatitis B – In the Era for Clearance of Hbs Antigens
Summary: This booklet reviewed many key facts for hepatitis B. We invited more than 10 authors to give us some up-to-date information in 8 chapters, which included:

Chapter 1: Preface – History of Hepatits B Research and HBs Antigen by Eiji Tanaka, Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Shinshu University

Chapter 2: Basic Knowledge of Hepatitis B Virus for Clinical Practice by Yashhito Tanaka, Liver Disease Center, Pathological Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya City University

Chapter 3: Pathological Diagnosis by Making the Best Use of HBV Markers by Akihiro Matsumoto, Clinical Center for Viral Hepatitis, Shinshu University Hospital

Chapter 4: Recent Trends in HBV Infection and Its Prevention by Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization  Nagasaki Medical Center

Chapter 5: Treatment for Hepatitis B (1) Acute Hepatitis and Fluminant Hepatits by Chiaki Okuse and Hiroki Ikeda, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine

Chapter 6: Treatment for Hepatitis B (2) Chronic Hepatitis and Liver Cirrhosis by Shuhei Nishiguchi and Masaki Saito, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine

Chapter 7: Pathology of Hepatitis B Reactivation and Counter measures by Masaru Enomoto, Akihiro Tamori, and Norifumi Kawada, Department of Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University

Chapter 8: Assessment of Risk Hepatocarcinogenesis from Hepatitis B and Countermeasures by Osama Yokosuka and Shingo Nakamoto, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University