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Shock Liver

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Acute liver injury with severe impairment of the synthetic function (usually an INR ≥1.5) and hepatic encephalopathy in a patient without preexisting liver disease and with an illness < 26 weeks’ duration. Etiology Viral: HAV HEV HBV HCV (Rare) VZV HSV Drugs which have been associated with hepatotoxicity (Not entirely inclusive): … Read more

Complications of Cirrhosis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Ascites Fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) Infection of the ascitic fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Defined as ascitic PMN count of ≥250 cells/µL with positive cultures. If PMN ≥250 cells/µL and no culture data is termed culture negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA) – given similar mortality, management … Read more

Ascites

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Ascites Fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) Infection of the ascitic fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Defined as ascitic PMN count of ≥250 cells/µL with positive cultures. If PMN ≥250 cells/µL and no culture data is termed culture negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA) – given similar mortality, management … Read more

Acute Liver Failure

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Acute liver injury with severe impairment of the synthetic function (usually an INR ≥1.5) and hepatic encephalopathy in a patient without preexisting liver disease and with an illness < 26 weeks’ duration. Etiology Viral: HAV HEV HBV HCV (Rare) VZV HSV Drugs which have been associated with hepatotoxicity (Not entirely inclusive): … Read more

Acute Hepatitis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Acute liver injury with severe impairment of the synthetic function (usually an INR ≥1.5) and hepatic encephalopathy in a patient without preexisting liver disease and with an illness < 26 weeks’ duration. Etiology Viral: HAV HEV HBV HCV (Rare) VZV HSV Drugs which have been associated with hepatotoxicity (Not entirely inclusive): … Read more

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